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Collectors Choice VIII

  1. Opening Party & Silent Auction:
  2. Friday, May 15, 2009 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  3. Selection of Collectors Choice Art:
  4. Sunday, June 14, 2009 Doors Open 11:00 a.m.
  5. Art Selection begins 1:00 p.m
  6. Location of all events: St. Louis Artists' Guild

About Collectors Choice

Collectors Choice is one of the most unique fundraising events ever produced in St. Louis, as evidenced by the enthusiasm of attendees who often reserve tickets months in advance.  It provides guests with the enjoyment of attending a fun-filled opening, but in addition guarantees that all participants will go home with a valuable piece of art.  While an element of chance adds to the excitement, everyone wins.

Participate in Collectors Choice

  • As a donor of artwork valued at $250 or more.
  • As a donor of artwork valued at less than $250 or other items to the Silent Auction
  • As a committee member to prepare for this great event.
  • Art Donation Form

For information, please call Mary Schomaker at the Guild at 314-727-6266.


Collectors Choice Frequently Asked Questions

What is Collectors Choice?

Collectors Choice is a unique fundraising event created by St. Louis Artists’ Guild members and artists to support the Guild and its educational programs. It also gives artists, who donate a piece of art for the event, an opportunity to showcase their work in an elegant gallery with a reputation for fine art.

How does Collectors Choice help the St. Louis Artists’ Guild?

All of the proceeds from the fundraiser go towards the programs of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Guild-sponsored art programs include all levels of artists with a special focus on children and under served youth. The Guild presents national and regional art shows and competitions for public viewing at the Guild’s facility in Oak Knoll Park in Clayton, Missouri.

Who benefits from Collectors Choice?

Both the ticket holders and the artists, who donate art, benefit from Collectors Choice. Ticket holders for $150 have the opportunity to attend two parties representing Collectors Choice – the Opening and the Event – plus receive an original piece of art that is valued at $250 or more. Artists gain great visibility for having their work shown, for at least one month, in the distinctive and elegant galleries at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. In addition, their artwork is published in a beautiful color catalog that is widely distributed.

What is the format?

More than 250 regional artists donate art, each piece valued at least $250. Sale of tickets is limited to the number of pieces of donated artwork. The Collectors Choice Opening is an opportunity to view the art, meet many of the donating artists, and enjoy the hospitality of the Guild. At the Collectors Choice Selection of Art Event, attendee tickets are randomly drawn and ticket holders select one piece of original donated art. Every ticket holder leaves the event with a piece of original art.