(SACRAMENTO, CA — June 30, 2020) The Crocker Art Museum's 2020 Art Auction Season is going online, with more than two-hundred works from many of the region's most distinguished artists now up for bid!

Proceeds from each winner's donation will help to ensure that the Crocker is able to continue its innovative and essential service as the Museum builds community

Hundreds of artists from around the region are donating works for Big Names, Small Art and the annual Art Auction, two summer events that provide critical funding for Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum. Proceeds from these May and June events support the Museum’s acclaimed exhibitions and education programs, which serve thousands of children and adults throughout the community each year.

May 21, 2020
5 – 9 p.m.
"Big Names, Small Art " (BNSA) is a casual yet spirited art party with more than 1,000 guests vying to acquire small masterpieces for gifts and personal collections. This casual, outdoor event features silent auctions of nearly 300 works of art, each measuring 12 x 12 inches or smaller. Bidding on each piece starts at just $25 regardless of the work’s fair market value, making BNSA a delightful opportunity for art aficionados as well as those who are new to art collecting.

Tickets to BNSA are $10 for Crocker members, $20 for nonmembers, and may be purchased at crockerart.org/bnsa

June 6, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
An evening not to be missed, the Crocker Art Auction is a festive dinner party with a live and silent auction held in the Museum’s Teel Family Pavilion. The evening begins with champagne, cocktails, and a silent auction of fabulous works in a variety of media from paintings and sculpture to works on paper. The evening progresses to dinner and a live auction of artworks and exclusive trips and coveted experiences presented by a professional auctioneer. This popular event hosts nearly 400 art patrons, community leaders, and philanthropists from throughout California’s capital region.

Tickets begin at $300 and sponsorships at $4,000. For sponsorship and ticket information call (916) 808-7843.

The week leading up to the Art Auction, the Crocker will exhibit the nearly 100 artworks that will be up for bid at the event. In addition to providing ticket holders a chance to browse the works at their leisure, the exhibition affords museum visitors an opportunity to view spectacular works by many of the region’s most distinguished artists, some of whom are represented in the Crocker’s permanent collection.

Big Names, Small Art, the Art Auction, and the auction's exhibition will take place at the Crocker Art Museum, located at 216 O Street in downtown Sacramento.

Karen Christian
(916) 808-1867

Through engaging, innovative, and life-changing interactions with art, the Crocker Art Museum provides meaningful opportunities for people of divergent backgrounds to find common ground. Founded as a public/private partnership in 1885, the Crocker features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of master drawings and international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to deepen visitor’s understanding of art, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, and an array of activities for families and children. More information about exhibits and programs can be found at crockerart.org