Nov. 30 2016 11:18 AM

Arts Council fundraiser includes auction of City Pulse cover art

"Yankee Doodle," by local artist Bruce Thayer, is one of the City Pulse Summer of Art pieces up for auction at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing's Holiday Glitter fundraiser.
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The Arts Council of Greater Lansing will auction off over 15 pieces of art that graced the cover of City Pulse this year as part of its annual Holliday Glitter fundraiser next week.

“It’s a really great partnership between the Arts Council and City Pulse,” said Deborah Mikula, executive director of the Arts Council. “We got to showcase 15 of our artists. That exposure was really well received by the community.”

The auction features 12 pieces by local artists that appeared on City Pulse’s cover for the Summer of Art, as well as pieces created by artists participating in the Arts Council’s Arts Night Out events. The works will be sold by silent auction; 30 percent of the sale price goes to the artist, and the remainder benefits the Arts Council.

“I’m pretty impressed,” Mikula said of the works up for auction. “Our patrons are going to be really happy to take some of these pieces home.”

Admission includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets, and a cash bar is available. Live music for the evening is provided by the John Dale Smith Trio. Holiday Glitter also includes the Arts Council’s Applause Awards, which recognize artists, businesses and community groups that have made an impact in the local arts scene.

“It’s not just a fundraiser,” Mikula said. “We enjoy recognizing the incredible contributions of artists in our community.”

Holiday Glitter

6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6
$75/$40 members
University Club of MSU
3435 Forest Road, Lansing
(517) 372-4636,