Longview Museum of Fine Arts to host virtual auction for annual fundraiser

Updated: Oct. 23, 2020 at 5:40 PM CDT
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - The Longview Museum of Fine Arts is doing fairly well during the COVID-19 pandemic, but their upcoming annual fundraiser is a challenge this year.

So, they decided on an online silent auction rather than an in-person event. They have a couple thousand items up for bid, mostly donations from artists who have had shows at the museum, although there are other things.

Then they hit on the idea of a streaming event.

“Well, we still want to have something where we’re communicating with people, and so the live stream from the art museum was a way for us to connect with our social media followers, maybe build the image of the museum; get the word out: hey, we have an art museum,” said Director Tiffany Jehorek.

The live stream is from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. The show, and online biding, which is happening now through Saturday at 10 p.m., can be accessed through their website. Proceeds will help fund the museum for the next year.

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