Sep. 10—Art organizations have been hit hard by the pandemic — adapting to new safety guidelines, at times having to reduce the number of visitors to a specific time slot and even temporarily closing for stretches to keep citizens safe.

On Sept. 17, BMoCA’s Artmix — an annual fundraising auction, featuring the diverse work of over 100 creatives — presents an opportunity for folks to support the museum and participating artists by casting bids either online or in person.

“Artmix is always an exciting time for the museum,” said Gwyneth Burak, deputy director of BMoCA. “There is great artwork from so many artists and that brings a unique energy to the museum that visitors and staff always enjoy.”

All work in the 16-day event is for sale and tickets to access the auction online and visit the exhibition for the duration of its display are $15, or $10 for members.

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September marks a restart of the arts as some galleries open their doors for exhibit receptions for the first time in a year and a half, and the Greenville Museum of Art brings back one of its biggest fundraisers.

Three galleries will host opening receptions from 5-8 p.m. Friday for the 2021 East Carolina University School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition. Masks are required.

Works of art will be on display through Sept. 25 at Emerge Gallery and Art Center, 404 Evans St.; Wellington B. Gray Gallery in Jenkins Fine Arts Center; and the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery in ECU’s Joyner Library.

The exhibit, last hosted in 2015, will showcase art from 140 alumni from across the country, featuring graduates from a more than 50-year span. It includes works from nearly 20 artists from Greenville, Winterville, Snow Hill and Washington, N.C. Painting and drawing, video, graphic design, textiles, metal

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV)–One group of artists is helping build affordable homes for community members in need.

Austin Hill Realty and The Location Gallery are hosting Savannopoly—an art show fundraiser inspired by Monopoly.

More than 30 local artists created scenes depicting the Hostess City using mediums including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

A portion of proceeds will benefit Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity.

“It was a huge success,” Savannah Habitat for Humanity CEO Zerik Samples told WSAV NOW.

“It truly speaks to our mission to bring people together to build homes, community, and hope. When you look at the mission of Austin Hill Realty, they look to support a thriving Savannah. And this is a perfect combination of that.”

One of the participating artists and Savannah Habitat for Humanity board member Joy Dunnigan says the idea for Savannopoly came from merging art with housing opportunities.

“This was a

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