Art Auction for Autism
Columbus NextWork Autism Program
June 16th - June 19th, 2021
Purpose: The art auction is a fundraising event to support the Columbus NextWork Autism program and the Academy of Independent Living. The NextWork program and Academy comprises community employment services. The NextWork program and Academy comprises community employment services and classes in social and independent living skills for those with autism to learn the skills to live a more independent and integrated life in the community.
Event: The fundraiser will be a 3-day online auction of the artwork, and an in-person art show depending on social restrictions at that time. The artwork will be comprised of commissioned local artists from the disability community and local artists who wish to donate their artwork.
The event will include a robust marketing campaign, which will begin 6-8 weeks before the event. All marketing will consist of electronic messaging, social media, and media interviews with heart-warming stories from our artists and supporters.