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Outdoor Gallery Auction

Auction update: We have been amazed at the overwhelming interest in purchasing the outdoor panels at the buy-it-now price. To keep it fair across the board, we have removed the buy-it-now option from our auction because the demand for panels exceeded our supply. Thank you for all your interest in our Outdoor Gallery Auction and your community support. 100% of this fundraiser will cover next year’s outdoor installation and arts programming.

All five panels from the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s inaugural Outdoor Gallery exhibition will be available for acquisition beginning April 28, the first day of the GAAC’s Outdoor Gallery Auction. The online auction runs April 28 – 30. The 5-foot square artworks are reproductions of original, acrylic paintings by Empire artist Mark Mehaffey, winner of the 2020 Outdoor Gallery competition.

The panels are lightweight aluminum finished with a weather-resistant coating. They now hang on the GAAC’s exterior walls, and may be viewed at any time. Proceeds from the auction benefit the GAAC’s Outdoor Gallery project.


The auction begins April 28 @ 9:30 am. The auction closes April 30 @ 1 pm. Minimum bid increments are set at $20.

The winners will be contacted by email on May 1.

But There’s More

Mark Mehaffey has donated the framed, original painting of Bright Day. It measures 18.5″ square [framed]. The opening minimum bid is $300. The Buy-it-Now price is $450.

Take A Look

You can get nose-to-nose with the Outdoor Gallery panels anytime of the day or night. They’re always on view. The framed version of Bright Day has been temporarily located to the GAAC classroom. Come by anytime during regular business hours to look at it.

The GAAC is open Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm. The GAAC will be on hiatus for exhibition change-over March 26 – April 1.

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What Happens Next

The second annual Outdoor Gallery competition deadline was February 25. We’ll be announcing the 2021-2022 winner in late April. Installation of five new panels takes place in May. More details will be found on the GAAC website, GAAC Facebook page, and in future email newsletters.

Read about the history of the GAAC’s Outdoor Gallery project here.


April 28, 2021 @ 9:30 am
April 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
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