Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CoCA 24-Hour Art Marathon, Art Party & Gala Auction

For Immediate Release:

Tonight it begins! Your humble narrator will be one of the participating artists in this epic event!

CoCA's 24-Hour Art Marathon, Art Party & Gala Auction!

24-Hour Art Marathon
Starts Wednesday, November 11 at 9pm through Thursday, November 12 at 9pm. 
Come watch anytime. Free!

Art Walk Art Party
Thursday, November 12, 6pm-9pm. Part of Capitol Hill Art Walk.
Get your tintype portrait taken by guest photographer, Daniel Carrillo.
Meet the participating artists, check out the new art created in the previous 23 hours.
Witness the launch of the new CoCA Membership Directory. Enjoy the beats of DJ Eric Krause.
Admission by donation. Beer by Elysian.

Gala Auction Fundraiser: 
Friday, November 13, 5:30pm-10:00pm. Tickets $115-$150
Details below.

The Gala Auction. 
Friday, November 13
5:30              Doors Open
5:30p-7:30    Cocktails, Appetizers, Meet the Artists, Silent Auctions
7:30-10:00    Seated Dinner, Live Auction, Dessert Dash
10:00-11:00  Art Pick-Up, Shake Your Bootie

All events take place at
The Summit Building on Capitol Hill
420 East Pike Street (at Summit Street)
Seattle, WA 98122

Shine your shoes and put on your most fabulous party attire because it's time for CoCA's infamous Auction Gala. Doors open 5:30pm. Check in with our friendly Registration crew, then head to the bar for a signature cocktail, glass of wine or other tasty beverage. Nibble on appetizers, meet the participating artists and enjoy the beats of DJ Jesse Milden while you check out the art in the Live and Silent Art Auction Art galleries.

Around 6:50pm the action will heat up during the not-so-Silent Auctions. Join the countdown 10, 9, 8, 7... and be ready with your pencil in hand to ward off any other bidders for your favorite piece...then 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Winners will get to bask in the glow of taking home new works of art by our wonderful artists.

At 7:30pm, be seated for a delectable three course seated dinner by Wonderlust Catering as the Live Auction kicks into high gear with our entertaining and effervescent auctioneer, Laura Michalek, who will take us all on a thrill ride full of bidding wars and outright hilarity as the art literally flies off the walls. We will also offer some wonderful cultural, culinary, and sensual experience packages (see below)

Special Auction Items Announced: Have too much art for your walls? Check out these great experiences where you can eat, tour or become a part of the art. 50% of all of the art purchases go directly to the participating artists--you'll get to see first hand how important, and gratifying, this event is for them.

Be ready for our famous Dessert Dash: highest bidding table gets first pick. Will yours get the Sinful Chocolate Gateau or the box of Twinkies? Juniper Flowers arrangements will be available as a special take home treat. We'll also call to Raise the Paddle to help raise vital funds for CoCA, which supports our programming and artists.

At the end of it all, elated, well fed and entertained, with new friends around and fabulous art to take home, we'll kick up the beats and dance you right out of the room and on your way home.

Participating Artists

We've put together a stellar list of artists for this year's event including: Juli Adams, Kate Alkarni, Curtis Ashby, Flynn Bickley, Larry Calkins, Bo Choi, Chris Crites, Casey Curran, Braden Duncan, David Francis, Anne Marie Grgich, Aramis Hamer, Jazz Mom, Holly Ballard Martz, Savina Mason, Gabriel Marquez, John Osgood (with Michelle Anderst, Tracy Boyd and Don De Leva) Kyle Rees, June Sekiguchi, Chris Sheridan. We're also featuring the collaborative team of Zorn Taylor and Dave Kennedy and for the very first time, we have video game designers, Galvanic Games (winning bidders get a character in their image). These artists will paint, cut, design, melt, fabricate, code, photograph, glue, snip, draw, wire, and sew over 100 phenomenal new works of art during the frenetic, controlled chaos that is the CoCA 24-Hour Art Marathon, then it will all be auctioned off during the Auction Gala on November 13.

"This year will mark the 5th consecutive year that I've participated in the CoCA 24-Hour Marathon. I am very honored to be invited back, especially with the amazing group of artists that CoCA has hand picked this year! Over the past few years, CoCA has really championed my art and encouraged me to push myself and my creative ideas. With the help of CoCA and the 24 Hour Marathon, I've been able to get my artwork the exposure it needs, network with other amazing artists, and connect with wonderful art enthusiasts and collectors." artist CASH

"CoCA has been around forever and is an important institution that provides Art and Culture and Community. I am so happy to be invited back to participate again: I get to do my favorite thing which is...Stay up all night and work and hang out with artists." artist Anne Marie Grgich

Auction Ticket Information
Open Seating: $125 ($115 Member price).
Reserved Seating: $150 ($140 Member price).

CoCA Members: email to get your super secret discount code before you go to purchase tickets.

Want to get involved? Our planning committee has already started to meet; we'd love to have you join us. Or check out other ways to volunteer: Please click here to read about our available opportunities.

Event Sponsors
Big thanks to our Premiere Sponsor Elysian Brewing ElyHopsLogo.jpg
Our other generous sponsors include: Columbia Winery, Juniper Flowers, McMenamins/Six Arms Pub, Rock's Studio, Stoic Studios, TMonroe Design, Zeek's Pizza.
Artists & Craftsman, Blick Art Materials, Brimmer & Heeltap, Caffe Ladro, Dragon's Head Cider, Gallery Frames, Glazer's Camera, Home Depot, Merrill Corporation, PCC Natural Market, Percy's & Co, Poppy Restaurant, Seattle Distilling, Sparkle Donkey, Stoneway Hardware
Sweet treats for the Auction Dessert Dash from: Cakes of Paradise, Cupcake Royale, Eighteen Sixty-One, El Diablo/Cloud City, Essential Baking Company, Grateful Bread Baking Co, Hello Robin Cookies, Irwin's, Le Fournil French Bakery, Macrina Bakery and Morfey's Cake Shoppe. Thank you for supporting CoCA!

CoCA is supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.

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