Phil Gross, Arboretum Stroll



The Pence Gallery organizes several key events and festivities for the community throughout the year, like our annual Art Auction. These special events are an essential part of our fundraising and help us bring amazing displays of art year-round to the public.

Art Auction

September 3 – September 24, 2022
Public Reception: September 9, 6-9 PM (Free, open to all)
Gala Event: September 24, 6:30-9 PM ($40 Members, $45 Non-Members)

The best in local and regional art is offered for silent auction, as an essential part of our annual Art Auction exhibit. This year, we will continue to offer online bidding. Preview and bid on some fantastic sculptures, paintings, photography, textiles, and jewelry, by more than 130 regional artists, starting September 3.

All bidding will take place online at

Our Auction Gala Event also returns on Saturday, September 24, from 6:30-9 pm with fantastic food by Dos Coyotes Border CafĂ© (among others), wine by Fiddlehead Cellars, beer by Sudwerk Brewery, and Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Enjoy live music by Big Sticky Mess and bid in person on ‘reserve’ pieces exclusively available that evening. Chat with artists and friends, while enjoying a great night of art and bidding to support the Pence. To attend the Gala, buy tickets online or at the Pence in person ($40 members and $45 non-members).