Free Arts NYC Annual Art Auction
On Monday, Free Arts NYC hosts its 13th Annual Art Auction in partnership with online art marketplace Paddle 8. Free Arts NYC, which provides art and mentoring programs for the city's neediest children, has gathered an accomplished group of New York luminaries to serve on the event's host committee, including Sean Avery, Jenna Lyons, and Padma Lakshmi. This year's auction will be conducted by Alexander Gilkes, co-founder of Paddle8, at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea. The evening will include both silent and live auctions featuring works from renowned artists like Richard Serra and Yoko Ono with prices ranging from $1000 to $25000—all proceeds will benefit Free Arts NYC. Tickets start at $200; freeartsnyc.org/benefit2012.