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Time for Art

Time for Art

May 15, 2024 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for our United Way Time for Art silent art auction. This is a special event hosted by Young Leaders United is filled with local art, live music, light snacks and so much more.

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

But here's the twist: You will be bidding with your time!

Your volunteer hours are the currency for the evening and you will write down the number of volunteer hours you are willing to complete to buy the piece of art you are interested in. The highest bidder is the winner and receives the artwork!

You will have one year to complete your volunteer hours, tracked through United Way. Upon completion of your hours, you will bring home your art.


Join us: 
Wednesday, May 15, from 5 – 7 p.m.

at Gnarly Bard Theater
804 West Saint Germain Street, St. Cloud

This event is free to attend but we will be accepting a good will offering.


Young Leaders United Sponsor: 

Preferred Credit Inc.



Artist Information

Artists are encouraged to participate by donating their work; in return, their work will be eligible to win awards and will receive social media recognition. Artwork will be given to the attendee who bids the highest number of volunteer hours. 

  • Each piece needs its own application form
  • Limit five applications per artist
  • All art is due to the United Way of Central Minnesota office by Wednesday, May 8.

Submission Requirements

  • Open to all artists
  • All artists must submit original works
  • All mediums are eligible, we are looking for art for the five senses. Media include but not limited to:
    • Pottery
    • Painting
    • Music
    • Dance
    • Culinary
    • Hair
    • Makeup
    • Print
    • Carvings
  • Work must be able to fit through a regular door frame, unless previously arranged with United Way of Central Minnesota.
  • Artist is responsible for delivering their work to the UWCM office.

Artist Benefits

  • Your art 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)
  • Artists and artwork will be listed in the event program
  • All artists will be featured in at least one social media post following the event
  • Artists featured on the 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



Casey Krafnick