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Crocker Art Museum Hosts Annual Art Auction on Saturday, June 4

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Crocker Art Museum Hosts Annual Art Auction
on Saturday, June 4
An elegant evening highlighting California's talented artists

April 8, 2011 – Sacramento, Calif. – The Crocker Art Museum will host its annual Art Auction on Saturday, June 4, at 5 p.m. This year's Art Auction will feature an impressive selection of works by well-known and highly collected artists.

The event will kick off with a series of silent auctions followed by an alfresco dinner and live auction in the courtyard. The auctions, featuring works by more than 120 California artists, will be selected by Alissa Ford, professional auctioneer and director of Josh Hardy Galleries, San Francisco. Ford will also serve as auctioneer the evening of the Art Auction.

"Beginning collectors and seasoned connoisseurs will enjoy adding to their art collections at this year's Art Auction," said Regan Durst, chair of the Art Auction committee. "Where else can you enjoy a festive evening, support a great organization, and leave with something that you can enjoy for a lifetime?"

Works of art from the live auction art will be on display in the Museum beginning May 21; works in the silent auction will be exhibited starting May 26.

General tickets are $125 per person. To purchase tickets for the Art Auction, please call (916) 808-7843. For more information, visit crockerartmuseum.org. The title sponsor of the Art Auction is Genovese, Burford & Brothers; Trumpette is a supporting sponsor. The media sponsor is Sacramento Magazine. Proceeds from this event support the exhibitions and education programs of the Crocker Art Museum.

The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country's finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Wednesday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays; 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday–Sunday. Every Third Sunday of the month is "Pay What You Wish Sunday" sponsored by Bank of America. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.

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