Our 15th Biennial Art Auction | COVID-Safe

Live or Virtual Event | Saturday, June 26th, 2021


c. Martin Kruck

c. Martin Kruck. Available in Auction. 

Fine art & photography to illuminate & inspire.

CEPA invites you to attend the 15th Biennial Auction on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Hosted virtually and in-person, the event will auction more than 50 original works in support of the center’s exhibitions and educational programming. Items for purchase include works from internationally renowned photographers, such as Carrie Mae Weems, Robert Mapplethorpe, Duane Michals, and David Levinthal, as well as by prominent Western New York talent.


June 12, 2021

12:00 - 4:00 pm



The Preview Exhibition

The free preview exhibition opens with a brunch reception at CEPA located in Buffalo's Market Arcade at 617 Main Street, from 12 - 4 pm. All artwork up for auction will be available for viewing either in person in our galleries or online.


Schedule of events | COVID-Safe

Live or Virtual Event | Saturday, June 26th, 2021



June 12, 2021

12:00 pm


Online Bidding Opens

Online bidding opens at the start of the Preview Exhibition and closes the day after the auction, June 27. All bidding requires a smart phone whether you are bidding early, in-person or virtually.

June 26, 2021

6:00 - 9:00 pm


Auction Event

Guests are invited to celebrate with us

in-person or virtually. The live event will be hosted at the historic Market Arcade Building in Buffalo, NY. Remote attendees can purchase single or group tickets and will receive a refreshment package, extending the same hospitality they would experience in person.


*Tickets purchased in 2020 will be honored for this event.

Bidding Closes

The winning bids will be awarded when the "buy now" price is met or at 5 pm June 27, 2021.

  • Join us at the live event, or stream it from the comfort of your home

  • The number of tickets for the in-person event is limited

  • All bidding requires a smartphone

June 27, 2021

5:00 pm