Event Details & FAQs
1. Event Location & Parking
Highland Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Highway
Asheville NC 28803
Onsite parking is available, but taking Uber is highly recommended.
Black tie optional or "imaginative" evening attire. Complimentary coat check will be available.
Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended as tickets are limited. Advanced purchase saves time at event check-in and registration allowing faster access to all the fantastic auction items waiting for your bid!
Advanced purchase ticket sales close at noon on Friday, March 9th. Tickets may be purchased at the door, if available.
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 Mobile Bidding Auction items waiting for your bids!
6. Online & Mobile Bidding
All Mobile Bidding auction items will be done using your smartphone, so come to the event 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 OpenDoors 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. 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 to place your maximum bid for Live Auction items. Please click on the link below to register as an Absentee Bidder or call Courtney Hamner at 828-215-9947 before 12 noon on Friday, March 9th.
8. 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!
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!
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-side 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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