Instruments of Art Celebration & Auction



Tickets are $50/adv. and $55/door  ADVANCE TICKET SALES DISCONTINUE AT NOON, 2/10/17

Instruments of Art is a rare evening of celebration and fundraising that features live music, libations and live and silent auctions showcasing original artwork by artists who have transformed used, broken instruments into works of art.  Our 2017 auction also will include non-art packages and non-instrument, original artwork which reflect the mission and vision of Tidewater Arts Outreach. 

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Sponsorship information for Tidewater Arts Outreach special events is here.


Artists submitting Instrument Art by Nov. 1 are eligible for several prizes, including: $350 for first place, $200 for second place, $150 for third place, $250 for People’s Choice, and $250 for Best in Form & Function. Winners will be announced at the event.  A 20% commission will be paid to artists for all pieces getting more than $250 in bids.



2016 Artwork

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Over $25,000 was raised at 2016 Instruments of Art Celebration and Auction – our agency’s biggest night ever!!  Big thanks to Decorum Furniture, Katie McDonough, Karen Endsley, Pamela Denyes, Roz McCreery, Rainham Rowe, Lori Wagoner, all of our artists, Jpixx, Todd Rosenblieb, Carlton Hardy and our judges, Dancing Tomato Catering, Distinctive Event Rentals, FM Sound & Lighting, Kyle Hause, Jr., Gary “JuJu” Garlic, and our many event volunteers.