By Crystal Harrell
Hundreds of ceramic eggs have been transformed into works of art and will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Outreach Program of Old Town Artisan Studios as part of this year’s 2022 Eggstravaganza Art Show and Auction. The collection features artists from the local desert community, as well as artists from across the nation. The show will be presented both online and in person, at the Leland Gallery on the Old Town Artisan Studios campus in La Quinta, from March 14 through April 11.
“The best part of Eggstravaganza is that it is all for a good cause! These talented artists have partnered with us to help spread art enrichment throughout the Coachella Valley. 100 percent of the proceeds will be used to fund our extensive outreach art programs,” said an Old Town Artisan Studios representative.
By participating in this auction, donations will go directly to serving after school programs, special needs classes, activities for people with disabilities, and more. Within the last two years even through a global pandemic, Old Town Artisan Studios has been able to provide over 50,000 art experiences to the local community.
“We would like to thank all of the individual artists from all over the country for the donation of their beautiful egg masterpieces. We would also like to extend a special shout-out to art organizations and clubs who helped us gather and paint multiple eggs from their groups and organizations that will make this year’s Eggstravaganza a huge success!” stated the Old Town Artisan Studios website.
General eggs will have a 25 dollar minimum bid with a 100 dollar Buy Now option. VIP eggs will have a 100 dollar minimum bid with no Buy Now option. All bids must be placed in increments of 25 dollars or more.
The Eggstravaganza Auction opened on March 28 and will close on April 11 at 10 a.m. Participants must be registered to place a bid and buy now. In order to purchase a general egg for 100 dollars, buyers must select Buy Now. The egg will then be added to the cart and participants must pay for the egg to guarantee ownership.
Any bid of 100 dollars or more placed for a general non-VIP egg, will not automatically win the egg. Bidding for all VIP eggs will end when the auction closes on April 11. There will be no Buy Now option and no bidding cap for VIP eggs.
By placing a bid, participants are agreeing to purchase the item if they are the winning bidder. The winning bidder is decided if the bid is the highest bid when the auction closes or if the participant selects Buy Now and completes a payment of a general non-VIP egg.
All eggs won and purchased will be available for pickup or shipping within 48 hours of payment being completed. Shipping is an additional flat-rate fee of nine dollars per shipment and is limited to the continental United States.
The featured eggs for the Eggstravaganza will be on display both in the Leland Gallery located on the Art Campus and online.
The 2022 Eggstravaganza is seeking sponsors for the event. Sponsorship holds many benefits, such as being listed on the Old Town Artisan Studios website highlighting the Eggstravaganza Art Show and Auction. By sponsoring this event, participants will also be directly supporting the outreach program, Art2Go.
The Art2Go program was developed during the pandemic, providing free art kits of different mediums to underserved communities throughout the Coachella Valley. With the support of the community, Old Town Artisan Studios can further its mission of bringing art experiences to all members of the desert. To become a sponsor, reach out at email@example.com or call 760-777-1444.