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Quincy Art Center's largest silent auction

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Over 230 pieces of art are for sale now as part of the Quincy Art Center's largest silent auction ever.

From photographs, to oil paintings and more organizers say most of the art comes from the mid-20th century. Executive Director Julie Nelson says many of the works have not been seen by the public for years.

Nelson also says there is something that makes these pieces very unique.

"A lot of the artists had a connection to the Chicago Art Institute. Whether they were teachers or students or award winners...many, many of them had the Art Institute touching their lives," said Nelson. 

The silent auction runs until October 5th, when the art center hosts Artober Fest. Also, tomorrow night from 4:30pm-6:30pm, wine and refreshments will be served while these art pieces are on display.


Proceeds will go toward educational programs and exhibitions.


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