A Guide to the Raucous Auction


The Raucous Auction is swiftly approaching and the online version of the auction is now up online, so here are a few tips and tricks to help you navigate the wonderful world of the VABC Raucous Auction!

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Do I have to buy a ticket to the auction to bid online?

No! You do not have to buy a ticket to bid online. Tickets are for the November 18th event only and anyone can bid on items online. However, the best way to secure a bid is to come to the Raucous Auction on November 18th from 5:30-8PM because that is where the final bids on all items will be made!
Visit the VABC online auction site  (Bidding begins on October 18, 2016)

2. What does my ticket get me?

Your ticket grants you entrance to the 2016 Raucous Auction. Additionally, each ticket purchase comes with one raffle ticket. This year, the prize of the raffle will be a copy of every Handmade Harvest book! Thirteen hand-made books, one heck of a prize!

3. Where is the event held?

The Raucous Auction is held at the VABC in the Art on Ivy gallery, which is located in the Ivy Square Shopping Center at 2125 Ivy Road (where you find the Art Box/Creative Framing). The silent auction will be held on the upstairs level of Art on Ivy, and later in the night the live auction will be held downstairs.

4. What will there be to eat and drink?

Delicious food provided by A Pimento catering will be available to all, and beer and wine will be provided to those with a valid ID.

5. What should I wear?

Come as you are! There are no rules regarding dress for the auction. However, don’t be surprised if you see VABC members dressed up in costumes for our theme; the Handmade Harvest (think autumn and agriculture). Feel free to dress in costume as well!

6. What does the auction support?

Every year, VABC’s Raucous Auction helps continue the work of the VABC by providing funding for a multitude of unique initiatives, including a commitment to high concept as well as craft. An example of this is the VABC edition of “The Bad Quarto,” a hand-printed and hand-bound book that has been collected by twelve university special collections nationwide. The funds raised at the Raucous Auction also support the VABC’s many workshops and teaching initiatives. In the last year, we’ve hosted printing and binding workshops for youth with the Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center and local Girl Scouts. This year we hope to raise $10,000 through the Raucous Auction in order to continue our efforts in supporting Central Virginia’s artisans and youth.


2 Comments on “A Guide to the Raucous Auction”

  1. Barbara Yeaman

    OOOOOps, My message to you just vanished. Here we go again … where and how much do I pay to purchase an Auction ticket??? Did I overlook this information somehow, and somewhere?????

    A newcomer to the Arts of the Book, and to the Charlottesville region. But I am a seasoned graphic designer. .

    Barbara Yeaman

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