Prescott-Area Studio Tour Hosts First Online Auction

Bandhu Durham will be showing work for sale.

For 13 years the Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour has served as a celebration of art and artists in the Prescott/Quad-City area. This year the group excited to share the work of over 60 award-winning, juried area artists with art lovers worldwide via its first entirely online event. Among the auction items you’ll find artworks in a wide variety of media, including painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, fiber and wearables.

Artists and patrons will also be able to connect virtually through enhanced information on the Tour website as well as in person with artists who will have their studios open by appointment.

Winning bidders will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 17 during a gala online event. Proceeds will help support the artists as well children’s art programs in the Quad Cities, and seed the in-person 2021 Studio Tour next October.

The auction opens at 6am Friday, Oct. 2 and closes at 10pm Friday, Oct. 16, using to host. It has an easy-to-use online format where you can review auction items, register to bid, enter bids and receive notification ofwinning bids. The site will be open for preview by Sept. 28. Check the PAAST site for up-to-the-minute auction info.

PAAST is a nonprofit organization that strives to educate the public about how and why artists create their work, foster appreciation for the arts, and promote art education. For more information, please visit, or contact Lynn Schmitt at 928-772-7566 or

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