Thursday, November 3, 2016

CoCA's 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction!

For Immediate Release!

CoCA's 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction!


CoCA’s 24th Annual 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction is a three-day celebration of contemporary art. Join the ongoing cacophony at the Artist Preview Party on Thursday, November 10th, from 6-9pm during Capitol Hill Art Walk at the Summit Building 420 E. Pike Street. Meet the artists and get a peek at works in progress. Admission by donation. Plus Daniel Carrillo will be back creating tin-type portraits for you on site!

The entire event launches at 10am on Thursday, November 10th with 24 hours of controlled chaos as 20+ emerging and established artists paint, draw, wax, construct, collage, spray, write and sculpt their way to creating nearly 100 new works of art to be auctioned off at the New Wave Ball & Auction on Saturday, November 12th. Everyone is welcome to come watch the artists in action during the Marathon.


We've put together a stellar list of artists for this year's event including: Juli Adams, Zeynep Banu Alev, Crystal Barbre, CASH, Casey Curran, Julie Devine, Jessica Dodge, Braden Duncan, Galvanic Games, Aaron Haba, Gabriel Marquez, Hanna Myers, Kemba Opio, Kyle Rees, Erika Rier, Sara Takako-Skinner, Mackenzie Stratton, Robin Walker, Casey Weldon, Leslie West, Daniel John Williams, and Junko Yamamoto. Plus Daniel Carrillo will be back creating tin-type portraits for you on site during the preview party on Thursday, November 10!


Hey Gang! Countdown is ON! This is gonna be a fab event! Any of you waiting for last minutes to buy your tix, do it today! only 13 seats left! Come get your dress-up on and enjoy loads of fun, fine food, drinks and art! Don't get left in the cold! Tickets on sale now for the most fun art auction in this city!

On Saturday, November 12th doors open at 5:30pm for CoCA's popular silent and live auctions with the effervescent Laura Michalek, our auctioneer and guide for the evening. While you decide which of the pieces you'll be bidding on, enjoy complimentary tasty beverages from Columbia Winery and Elysian Brewing with a cash bar featuring Sparkle Donkey Tequila. You'll be seated for a sumptuous dinner courtesy of New Roots Organics and Underwood Stables then groove on out the door to the new wave beats of DJ Jesse Milden.

CoCA's New Wave Ball & Art Auction is a throw back to CoCA's first exhibit in 1981 of James Turrell so pull out your leather with big safety pins, studded wristbands and hairspray (or egg whites for you purists) and join us for a wicked party that supports one of Seattle's most iconic nonprofit arts organizations. To further our mission to support contemporary art, CoCA offers 50% of all auction sales back to the participating artists so the higher you bid, the more you directly help artists thrive! We hope to see you there!

Help CoCA spread the word on social media with the hashtags #coca35years and #cocaseattle.

November 10th and 12th, 2016
CoCA 24-hour Art Marathon Artist Preview Party
November 10, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Part of the Capitol Hill Art Walk
Where: Summit Building 420 E. Pike Street

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