Lottery Will Return Spring 2024
Lottery for Arts is a fundraising event that provides collectors with an opportunity to acquire original works of fine art by professional and emerging artists, all while raising money for education programs at Blue Line Arts.
Bid early and online, on high-value artworks and unique prizes in the live and silent auction sections. Register & attend the live event to bid in real-time and to participate in the Lottery.
Want to get the first pick of the Lottery Artworks? The first 5 chances to choose will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the start of the event. After the live auction, Lottery begins! Names will be drawn from a spinner--when your name is drawn, you can pick out your favorite work of art from the Juried Lottery Exhibition.
Ready to select your Top Ten Favorite Picks? Visit us during Preview Night or during gallery hours to see what's available.
How it Works
Step 1: Before the event, purchase one or more Lottery Ticket on our website. The name you enter on your Lottery Ticket is the name of the guest who will be called during Lottery to make their selection at the live event.
If you have purchased multiple tickets or a sponsorship, make sure your tickets have your guests’ names registered to the ticket. Please contact the gallery to make any changes to your tickets.
*Each Lottery Ticket is valid for one work of art from the Lottery Section only.
*Lottery tickets may not be exchanged for any Live Auction or Silent Auction Items.
*Must be present to win Lottery artworks. If you do not set up proxy bidding in advance with the gallery, and are not present to win, your ticket will be void.
Step 2: Review the artworks available in Lottery online or in the gallery. We recommend you pick out your top 10 choices ahead of time. You can view the works in person during gallery hours, from January 21-February 9.
Step 3: Check in when you arrive at the event to confirm your ticket details. Your ticket(s) will be placed in the lottery spinner before the event begins.
Step 4: When your name is called during the event, stand up and claim your artwork by telling the auctioneer the artwork number.
*Make sure to watch the display board to see what works are still available
*After your name is called, you have roughly 15 seconds to make a selection. If you are not present to make a selection, your ticket will go back in the spinner. When your name is called again, you have another opportunity to claim a number. If you would like to set up proxy bidding, please contact the gallery.
If you are selecting virtually, head to our Mobile Bid Site. You must create a Trellis account to participate in the chat. Use the livestream tab on our mobile bid page to indicate your selection in the chat when your name is called. Step 5: Collect your new work of art at will-call during the event, or Tuesday-Saturday 11-5.
Where does the money go?
All proceeds benefit local art education programs at Blue Line Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. This year, we raised $95,000 to make sure we can continue to offer programs at the lowest cost possible, or for free through scholarship. We offer over 30 youth programs each year, including summer camps, after school programs, and art exposure programs for school groups.
As arts are lacking important funding in public schools, these programs provide accessible arts learning opportunities to students of all ages, which are correlated with higher levels of academic achievement, and help to build creativity and confidence in the next generation. Donations made at the event and percentages of sponsorship options are tax-deductible.
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!
Sac State Office of the President
The Fundraising & Events Committee
The Monk's Cellar - Home of the Official After Party!