Benefit Art Sale

Monday, October 26 through Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual sale + auction

Fill your walls with art! Support artists from Charlotte and beyond at the inaugural Benefit Art Sale featuring over 75 original works of art. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just on a mission to dress up your Zoom wall, there’s a piece for everyone, starting around $250 and up! You’ll have the opportunity to make a connection with art pieces through an in-person art preview, and then buy or bid virtually on your must-haves. As a perk for supporting McColl Center with your virtual admission, you’ll be entered to win a framed archival pigment print by Amy Cheng!

Amy Cheng, A Prayer of Desire, 2014. Archival pigment print; 19 x 24 inches. Courtesy of McColl Center and the artist.

Here’s how it will happen:


Get a sneak peek of all the pieces in the show! It’s your first chance to scope out art that calls to you.


Friday, October 23 (Hosts are invited to the first look), Saturday, October 24 (Hosts and Ticketholders), and Sunday, October 25 (Hosts and Ticketholders)

Come to McColl Center to check out the art, in-person and up-close (just close to the artwork—you’ll get to pick your socially-distanced time slot.) 

All in-person art previews are by-appointment only as we observe health and safety precautions for you, our volunteers, and staff. You will receive information on how to book your time after you purchase your ticket.


Monday, October 26, 12:00 p.m. noon

25+ pieces available for purchase through Thursday, October 29!


Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 p.m. noon

30+ pieces available to get your bidding on, through Thursday, October 29!


Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.  

This is the big night! Join the exciting live auction conducted by auctioneer Dan Lyles to bid on a selection of pieces in real time as we stream from McColl Center and hear from a very special guest!


Become a Benefit Art Sale Host for a special advance art preview on Friday, October 23 at McColl Center! With admission to the virtual art sale + auction, you will also receive a special thank you gift, a chance to win framed art by Amy Cheng, and name recognition before and during the event.

General Tickets

Support artists with admission to the virtual art sale + auction, access to the ticketholder preview dates on Saturday, October 24 or Sunday, October 25, and a chance to win framed art by Amy Cheng.

Our Sponsors

See the full list of art and recognition of our sponsoring Hosts in the official 2020 Benefit Art Sale catalog!

Meet The Auctioneer

Dan Lyles is a professional fundraising auctioneer who has a passion for helping non-profits maximize their fundraising potential. He has conducted hundreds of auctions and is the “go-to guy” for many of the largest fundraisers in the Charlotte, NC area. Dan relies on humor and fun to set the stage for high-impact giving.


Q. How will the virtual sale and auction work virtually?

A. You will be able to join the event streamed at McColl Center and view and bid on pieces in real time using the Event.Gives platform. Everything can be done on a computer or smartphone with no downloads required. Hosts and ticketholders will be sent an email with instructions and a link the day before the event on October 28.