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POSTPONED - Time for Art

POSTPONED - Time for Art

September 1, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Postponed - Watch for a new date announcement! 


Join us for our first-ever United Way Time for Art silent art auction. A special event just for young leaders and professionals in Central Minnesota. 

Throughout the evening you will browse through our art gallery filled with donated artwork by local artists and hobbyists. Each piece of art will be available for you to take home through a silent auction-style bidding process. 

But here's where the twist comes in -- leave your wallet at home!

You will be bidding with your time!

Your volunteer hours are the currency for the evening. Write down the number of volunteer hours you're willing to complete to receive a piece of art, the highest bidder is the winner! 

You will have one year to complete your volunteer hours, tracked through United Way and upon completion you can take home your winning piece of artwork. 

Mark your calendars for September 1st and stay tuned for a formal invitation with more information to follow! 


Artist Information

Artists are encouraged to participate by donating their work through a selection process; in return, the artists' work will be eligible to win awards and prizes in different categories. Artwork will be given to the attendee who bids the most volunteer hours upon completion of those hours (which are tracked by United Way of Central Minnesota throughout the year)

  • Each piece needs its own application form
  • Limit 5 applications per artist
  • Applications will be reviewed by the event committee and selections will be made
  • All art is due to the United Way of Central Minnesota office by August 28.

Submission Requirements

  • Open to all artists ages 18 and older.
  • All artists must submit original works.
  • All mediums are eligible. Art may be anything from paintings to artistic crafts to dance lessons and photoshoots/video
  • Work must be able to fit through a regular door frame, unless previously arranged with United Way of Central Minnesota.
  • Artist is responsible for shipping and delivering their work to the UWCM office.

Artist Benefits

  • Selected pieces will inspire people to donate their time to support local causes.
  • Your work will be eligible to win awards and prizes in various categories, including:
    • Artist Selection (participating artists' vote)
    • Community Impact Award (highest volunteer hours)
  • Free registration for the event
  • Artists and artwork will be listed in the event program.
  • Artists featured on event website and during the event campaign.
  • Artists are encouraged to attend and put out business cards with their artwork.
  • All artists will have the potential to be featured in the local press.

Artist Application Form



Sam Switzer
Events & Brand Manager, United Way of Central Minnesota


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