IMPORTANT UPDATE – Swing Into Spring Goes Online!

What do you do when you and the arts organization you love and support are facing a challenge? You get CREATIVE!

In light of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and recommendations regarding large gatherings, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Swing Into Spring Arts Celebration + Fundraiser event scheduled for March 27. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists and community are very important to us.

However, we have now moved the entire auction component ONLINE! You can still participate in Swing Into Spring and support our annual fundraiser that is essential to sustaining our programs and operations this year. This event typically accounts for 25% of DAG’s annual revenue.

Join the Durham Art Guild in uplifting creativity and celebrating the arts in our community! Place your bids on unique items created by 75 amazing local artists as well as 12 unique packages/experiences featuring the best of the Bull City’s restaurants, retail and entertainment and MORE! A portion of our proceeds will go towards local artist relief and arts recovery funds to help support the artists, arts presenters and arts organizations in our community impacted by the pandemic.

Show your support for Durham’s continuously blooming and vibrant art scene!

ONLINE AUCTION LIVE AT 6:30pm on MARCH 27 AND CLOSES AT 6:30pm APRIL 6. Updated details below!

SILENT AUCTION - MOVING ONLINE!

It’s ALL about the ART at Swing into Spring! It’s great chance to expand your art collection during the Silent Auction (NOW ONLINE!) — featuring a variety of fabulous artwork generously donated by 75 local artists. The Silent Auction will also feature 12 unique packages of goodies donated by some of our favorite local businesses.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT SWING INTO SPRING

Tickets will not be required to participate in the online auction, because we want to make it as accessible as possible. However, we strongly encourage you to still chip in a $25 or $50 ticket donation (now all tax-deductible gifts to DAG) or make a donation in ANY amount in support of our event. This will help us cover our ticket revenue losses. Donations can be made via the Online Auction platform inked above with or without bidding on auction items.

Budding Ticket Donation $25

Celebrate the arts in Durham
-Now considered a tax-deductible donation!

Blooming Ticket Donation $50
Celebrate AND cultivate the arts in Durham
-Now considered a tax-deductible donation!

We have tweaked our sponsorship levels and perks again this year to provide local businesses with even more ways to promote their products and services through DAG and Swing Into Spring. Sponsorship is open to both individuals and businesses who want to invest in connecting, empowering and enriching the community through the power of art in 2020. With our auction now going digital and lasting beyond Mar. 27, there are additional new audiences we might not normally reach.

THANK YOU 2020 EVENT SPONSORS!

THANK YOU DONATING ARTISTS, DONATING BUSINESSES, VOLUNTEERS, AND OTHER EVENT SUPPORTERS