Special Events

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

AHA!: Annual Hallwalls Auction!

Asbury Hall @ Babeville

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Joseph Piccillo, Untitled, 2017Joseph Piccillo, Untitled, 2017

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For forty-three years, Hallwalls has supported the creation and presentation of new work by artists of every ethnicity, age, and gender. On May 31, 2018, Hallwalls presents an art auction featuring forty internationally and regionally acclaimed artists. Every artwork will be auctioned live.

Donating artists include Bruce Adams, Laylah Ali, Jozef Bajus, Roberley Bell, Jeremy Boyle & Mark Franchino, Kyle Butler, Ellen Carey, Jay Carrier, Carlo Cesta, Charles Clough (a Hallwalls founder), Wayne Gonzales; Jim Dine, Laurel Farrin, Erin Finley, Pam Glick, Wayne Gonzales, Frederick Hayes, George Afedzi Hughes, Richard Huntington, Jacob Kassay, David Kramer, Mark Lavatelli, Joan Linder, Robert Longo (a Hallwalls founder), Michael Mararian, Frank McCauley, Jillian McDonald, Kevin Noble, Ruben Ochoa, John Opera, Tony Oursler, Joseph Piccillo, Joshua Reiman, Gary Sczerbaniewicz, Katherine Sehr, Guy Richards Smit, Michael Snow, Betty Tompkins, virocode, Adam Weekley, Jacqueline Welch, Katarina Wong.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for registration and an hour-long preview of the artworks; the live auction begins promptly at 8 pm. The auction catalog can now be viewed on the Hallwalls website.

The open bar includes signature cocktails, champagne, wine, and beer with mixologists Buffalo Bar Biddies behind the bar. A selection of hearty hors d'oeuvres is available throughout the event, catered by Joe Lyons' Buffalo Catering Company.

DJ Undersound will be spinning tunes before and after the live auction.

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center presents a wide range of media, including performance, visual art, alternative jazz and new music, literary readings, community presentations and media arts, shared with the communities of WNY and beyond.

Auction tickets are $50 each or 2 for $90, and are available online by clicking the Ticket logo at the top of this page, or by calling Hallwalls at 716-854-1694.

For images or more information contact Polly Little, polly@hallwalls.org or during business hours 716-854-1694.

As an added incentive to bidders, Joseph Piccillo has donated a beautiful 5 x 6 feet graphite on canvas. This is the centerpiece of the Annual Hallwalls Auction this year, with the proceeds from the sale of this artwork designated to be invested in the modest Hallwalls Endowment to help reach the threshold of being able to draw small amount of income yearly from the endowment for general operating expenses.

AHA! Sponsors:
$2,500 +
Somerset Management Group, LCC; Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

$2,000 +
Cannon Design;Dent Neurologic Cannabis Clinic; Hodgson Russ LLP. 

$1,000 +
Architectural Resources; Buffalo Spree Magazine; Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP; M and T Bank; TM Montante Group; Union Concrete Construction Corporation; University Dental Associates; Vascular Associates of WNY.

$500 +
ACP Technologies, Inc.; Abstract Architecture; Alan Bigelow & Elizabeth Licata; ARC Building Partners; Buffalo Bar Biddies;  Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation; Eleven Twenty Projects; Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfilan PC; Herb & Aaron Siegel Foundation; Inspire Dental Group; Jeffrey Goldberg, DDS; Landmark Wealth Management; Matrix Development Corp; ME Engineering; Merrill Lynch-Kane Fasanello Group; Parkside Prints; Pegula Sports Entertainment; Sandhill Investment Management; Savarino Companies; Webb Mason Marketing.

Acropolis Restaurant; A Quiet Space Massage; Assemblyman Sean Ryan; Benjaman Art Gallery; Block Club; CCE Consulting; Collins Advisors LLC; Concierge Dental Associates; EMS Healthcare Informatics; Essex Street Pub; Lehigh Construction Group; Martin Group Marketing; Marsh & Ziller, LLP; Modern Disposal Services; Nickel City Animal Hospital;  Parkside Meadow Restaurant; Petrichor; Print2Web; Rand & Jones Enterprises Co., Inc.; The Evans Agency; Type Work Studio; Via Evaluation; Venkova Law Firm; Inn Buffalo.

$2.500 +

$2.000 +

$1.000 +

$500 +

ME Engineering
Jeffrey Goldberg, DDS
Herb & Aaron Siegel Foundation
Webb Mason Marketing

$250 +

Modern Disposal Services
Essex St. Pub
Martin Group
Parkside meadow
Nickel City Animal Hospital
Assemblyman Sean Ryan
Concierge Dental Associates
Collins Advisors LLC
A Quiet Space Massage
Inn Buffalo