This Toronto auction lets you bid on original artworks without any $$$

May 15 2017, 6:16 pm

Timeraiser is hosting a huge party and art auction for Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday!

Being billed as “party for social good,” the Toronto event happening on Wednesday, May 24 at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is just one of 10 parties being held across the country this year.

Part dance party, part art auction, Timeraiser offers the chance for attendees to bid volunteer time (rather than dollars) on original artworks from emerging Canadian artists. Per the event details,“Bidding starts at 20 hours and maxes out at 150 hours. If a piece you love reaches 150 hours, anyone can match that bid and we’ll draw a winner at random from the max bids once the auction ends.”

Winners will have a full year to compete the pledged volunteer hours with any nonprofit organization (does this count?) they choose and then claim art.

In addition to the auction, look forward an evening of drinking, dancing, treat-eating, artist workshops, and more.

Check out some of the art below.

Timeraiser 150 | Toronto art auction

When: May 24, 7:30 pm
Where: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: From $20

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Courtesy of Timeraiser150