SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022 | 7:30 - 10:30 pm

The auction is 1708's biggest fundraiser and each year it raises money for our exhibitions and programs, helping us provide crucial resources for our artists to produce and present artworks and programs for you! We will toast Page Bond in honor of her fierce dedication to her artists and the arts community, and in celebration of her next adventure!

The Silent Auction is open for free online bidding until May 1.


Auction artworks viewing hours at Try-me starting April 20:

Thursday, April 28 to Friday, April 29 | 2 - 6 pm

What to expect at the Live Auction:

  • Valet Parking
  • Food by Mosaic Catering + Events
  • Beverages by Rich Wine, Bingo Beer, and Buskey Cider, as well as non-alcoholic options
  • Live Auction bidding starting at 8:30 pm



Haseeb Ahmed, Meg Roberts Arsenovic, Nico Cathcart, Mahari Chabwera, Sam Christian, Peter Cochrane, Andrea Donnelly, Hillary Waters Fayle, Silly Genius, Hamilton Glass, Madison Hansen, Asa Jackson, Aimee Joyaux, Kirsten Kindler, Lilian Kreutzberger, Umber Majeed, Bernard Martin, Auz Miles, Brittany Nelson, Amie Oliver, Vesna Pavlovi?, Louis Poole, Justin James Reed, Senghor Reid, Samuel Richardson, Joseph Seipel, Leigh Suggs, Sayaka Suzuki, Kendra Dawn Wadsworth, Annabel Wrigley, Sarah Boyts Yoder

Illustration by Erin Willett


  • If you purchased a ticket, you were prompted after checkout to "Create an Account." If you did not do this, you can still do it from the receipt email you received from GiveSmart. In that email, scroll down and click "Update Attendee Details."
  • Scroll down and click "Create an Account."
  • Scroll down and enter a Username and a password. Click "Create my Account."
  • Scroll down and click "Return to Home Page" to go back to the home page.


  • Alternatively, go to the link above. On the home page in the upper right corner, click "Sign In or Register."
  • At the bottom of this popup screen, click "Register Now."
  • For those already in the system, after entering your number, it will say "an account already exists for this phone number. Click here to access your account."
  • Enter your phone number and the system will send you a code via text to enter.
  • After entering the code, enter a Username and password. Click "Create my Account."
  • If you are not in the system, continue to fill out the rest of the form and then click "Create my GiveSmart account."


  • Sign in with your username and password if you are not signed in.
  • Click on the "My Info" tab.
  • Scroll down and click on "Add Card On File."
  • Enter your information and click "Add Card."


  • Click on the "Items" tab.
  • Artwork is listed as numbers 1-31. Numbers 1-20 are Live Auction items and only can be bid on during Saturday's live event beginning at 8:30pm. Numbers 21-31 are Silent Auction items which currently can be bid on until Sunday at 8pm.
  • The "Pay" tab will show your purchases should you win a bid. From here you can view a statement for printing or send it to your email. 

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1708 Gallery


Try-Me Gallery, 1623 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220, USA

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