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Starting noon EST on Friday, April 12th until noon EST Friday, April 26th, you can bid on artwork featured in the 30th Anniversary MassArt Auction collection!  All high bids placed online will transfer over to the Auction on Saturday, April 27th where they will be monitored by house bidders throughout the evening. Learn more about setting up an account and bidding online.

All silent auction artwork can be purchased outright on Paddle8 through the "Buy Now" option at 150% of its stated value. When you purchase a silent auction artwork through the "Buy Now" function, your purchase of that piece is guaranteed and you cannot be outbid. The “Buy Now” option is available to online bidders on Paddle8 until Friday, April 26th at noon EST and in person at MassArt during the Opening Reception on Monday night, April 22nd and Public Preview Days from Tuesday, April 23rd - Thursday, April 25th.

Live Auction artwork (Lots #1 - #33) is not available for “Buy Now” on Paddle8, but these pieces are available for bidding. To place an absentee Live Auction bid visit the MassArt Auction on Paddle8 or contact Executive Director of Advancement Kathy Calnan at or by phone at 617.879.7012.

Paddle8 will spotlight MassArt Auction artists on their Instagram account during the month of April. Make sure to follow their stories!

We are sold out!

To be added to a waiting list, please contact Fundraising Events Coordinator, Helen Zhang.

The MassArt Auction Turns 30

Massachusetts College of Art and Design will celebrate the 30th Anniversary MassArt Auction on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The proceeds of this spectacular night, featuring a live and silent auction, cocktails, and more, will provide vital scholarship aid and academic program support for our deserving students. MassArt is the nation’s only independent public college of art and design and is dedicated to providing an exceptional and affordable education for the next generation of artists and designers. 
Join us
Saturday, April 27, 2019 
Design and Media Center, MassArt
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Open bar and dinner by East Meets West Catering

Live Auction & "Raise Your Paddle" at 8:00 PM
Auctioneer Karen Keane, MassArt Trustee and CEO, Skinner, Inc. 

Silent Auction
Throughout the evening

Section 1 / closes at 10:00 PM
Section 2 / closes at 10:20 PM
Section 3 / closes at 10:40 PM

Live Music & Dancing 
Kara Stokowski, DJ Dayglow 
until 11:00 PM


Festive dress


For general Auction information or sponsorship information, please contact Kathy Calnan, Executive Director of Advancement, at or 617.879.7012.

For information on artwork submissions, please contact Cilicia Rios, Fundraising Events Manager, at or 617.879.7022

Mailing Address:

The MassArt Auction
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 USA

Tag #MassArtAuction when you're at any of our events or when you see artwork by MassArt Auction artists.