Event Details & FAQs
1. Event Location & Parking
The Wedge @ Foundation
Old Lyman Street / 5 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801
On-site parking is available, but taking Uber is highly recommended.
Black tie optional or "artistic" evening attire. Complimentary coat check will be available.
Our event area and elegant, heated Live Auction tent will keep you comfortably warm and bidding!
Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended as tickets are limited. Advanced purchase saves time at event check-in and registration for faster access to all the fantastic auction items waiting for your bids!
Advanced purchase ticket sales close at noon on Friday, March 10th. Tickets may be purchased at the door, if available.
VIP Admission: $150 (per person) includes:
General Admission: $100 (per person) includes:
4. Event Check-In & Registration
Event check-in and registration is necessary for all ticket holders. Upon check-in you will receive your bidding paddle for the Live Auction portion of the evening.
We strongly recommend you register your credit card whether you purchase tickets in advance or at event check-in. Registering your credit card in advance allows expedited processing of your auction purchases at the end of the evening.
5. Preview Auction Items
Visit www.opendoorsasheville.org/auction-items to see the exciting Live Auction and Silent Auction items waiting for your bids!
6. Online & Mobile Bidding:
All Silent Auction bidding will be done using mobile devices, so come fully charged. At the time of advanced ticket purchase, we strongly encourage you to pre-register your mobile phone number. Doing so gives you access to online bidding the evening before the event, and it significantly decreases your check-in time at the Art Affair event.
Should you need assistance during the event evening, volunteers will be available to answer questions and facilitate mobile bidding via iPads.
7.When Can I Start Bidding?
If you have pre-registered your mobile device, you will receive a text message the day before the Art Affair event asking for confirmation of your name and bidder number. Click the link in the automated text message to log in and start bidding!
8. Do I have to be Present to Win?
If you are unable to attend the Art Affair, you may register to bid as an Absentee Bidder. Please click on the link below to register as an Absentee Bidder or call Dianne Lewis at (803) 609-2520 before 4 pm on Friday, March 10th.
9. Is My Artwork Purchase Tax Deductible?
Yes, but only the amount paid above the fair market value of the artwork as noted on your receipt can be considered a charitable donation, so bid up those artworks. It's for a worthy cause after all.
10. How Do I Get My Purchases Home?
After payment and check-out, your winning purchases can be picked up at the designated area at the event. On-site packaging assistance will be available for your convenience.
11. Payment Options
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and AMEX for all ticket and auction purchases or donations.
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