Art Auction 

Art Auction paddle raised

Get ready for another fun-filled Art Auction season at the Crocker Art Museum! Two live events, two virtual auctions, and hundreds of works available for bid.

2024 Art Auction

2024 Art Auction Dates
Live Auction
Virtual Auctions
Preview Party
Artist Submissions

Art Auction is a highly anticipated Sacramento tradition that draws thousands of bidders from the Sacramento region and beyond. Established and emerging artists are invited to submit their work for this annual event that features two virtual auctions—the Silent Auction and Big Names, Small Art—as well as a rousing, in-person Live Auction. The fun and festive Preview Party is the only in-person opportunity to explore all works available for bidding!

Each year, Art Auction helps raise money to support our world-class exhibitions and thought-provoking programs, impacting thousands of children, families, and adults served by the Museum. So, remember to bid high and bid often!

Past Art Auction Fun

Art Auction Live Event stage with Teel Pavilion in background
Live Auction in the Crocker's outdoor courtyard
Art Auction Preview Party Courtyard
Preview Party in the Museum's outdoor courtyard
Art Auction paddle raised
Bidding in the Live Auction
Art Auction Preview Party Friedman Court
Big Names, Small Art on view at the Preview Party in Friedman Court
Big Names, Small Art works at the Preview Party
Art Auction Preview Party Friedman Court from Above
Big Names, Small Art at the Preview Party
Bidders at Art Auction Jennifer Lee
Bidders at the Live Auction
Art Auction Exhibition 2023
2023 Art Auction Exhibition
Art Auction Live Event cocktail hour ballroom
Cocktail hour at the Live Auction
Art Auction live auction 2015
2015 Live Auction

Thank you to our 2024 Art Auction Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Western Health Advantage

BNSA Presenting Sponsor

Donald and Denise Timmons

Catalogue Sponsor

Bank of America

Exhibition Sponsor

Runyon Saltzman, Inc.

Bidding Sponsor

US Bank

Supporting Sponsors

Franklin Templeton
Sutter Health

Valet Sponsor


Wine Sponsor

Matchbook Wine