About the Exhibit
Garner Art Around Town is a community driven public art exhibit that uses painting to illustrate community and natural beauty and bring joy, healing, and civic engagement.
This exhibit features 23 canvases painted by artists from Garner and Raleigh on display from mid August through November. The artwork has been displayed outdoors in Downtown Garner and at select park locations for 24/7 viewing on a walkable loop.
The Art Around Town exhibit concludes with an online auction of the original canvases. Interested bidders can view item listings before the auction goes live and place their bids starting at 12pm on Friday, November 26th. Bidding ends at 8pm on Friday, December 3rd.
Artists will receive 75% of the highest bid on their artwork. The remainder of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Garner Association and their public art efforts. Minimum bid for each painting will start at $200.
Preparing to Bid
Bidders are encouraged to view artwork they like in person while it is on exhibit, prior to bidding. Locations of the artwork is available on a walking tour map at downtowngarner.com/arts. All artwork has been on display outdoors from 3+ months and may have experienced minor wear and tear.
Bidders can register prior to the start of the auction by creating an account at biddingowl.com.
After Bidding Closes
Highest bid placed by 8pm on December 3rd wins. All bids are final at the close of auction and all payments must be made through the auction platform.
Winning bidders will be contacted by DGA representative to arrange local pick up of the canvases by December 8th. DGA cannot ship or deliver any canvases.
If a bidder is not local, they must make their own arrangements to have their painting delivered. Bidders may directly contact the artist to see if the artist is willing to arrange delivery or shipment. Artists are not obligated to provide delivery or shipment, so bidders are STRONGLY encouraged to reach out before they place their bids. Any and all cost associated with shipment or delivery will be at the expense of the bidder, in addition to the cost of winning the painting.
Special Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor!
Without the generous support of our presenting sponsor, HomeTowne Realty of Garner, this year-long public art exhibit wouldn’t be possible. Visit myhtrgarner.com to learn more about how HomeTowne Realty of Garner can help you join the Garner community!
215 W. Main St.
Garner NC, 27529
Thank you for your support!