Auction continuing for Banning Art Gallery’s May 7th Grand Re-Opening

BANNING, Calif. — You can win gorgeous Artwork & Artisan pieces in time for Mother’s Day as the Banning Art Gallery finally gets to celebrate their new location.

The grand reopening on May 7th will begin with a ribbon cutting at 3 pm. There will be door prizes given away every fifteen minutes between 3 and 5 pm. during a public mixer. The mixer will be followed with a featured artist meet and greet with Diane Franklin and Drazen Morton from 5 to 7 pm. with additional door prizes given away every 30 minutes. Live music will begin at 3:30 pm with Songstress Zelyne Rudolph and Musician Jeffrey Fisher at 5 pm

You can win prizes valued up to $300 as Door Prizes throughout the free event. Or place a bid now and up to 7 pm the night of the event on 45 various items in our “Keep the Arts Alive” Silent Auction. Some of the one-of-a-kind pieces available for auction can be viewed below.


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As part of the gallery’s grand reopening scheduled for May 7, 2021 the ‘Keep the Arts Alive’ silent auction has already begun. The bidding for items in the silent auction will conclude the evening of the grand reopening at 7 pm.

Items will be available to pick up that evening after the event until 8:30 pm and the following day for those that wish to get them in time for Mother’s Day.

Just stop by the gallery Tuesday through Sat. 11 am to 3 pm to view the items in person before the event and place your bid. Or join the Banning Art Gallery the day of the event and place your bid.

The auction includes jewelry, paintings, artisan pieces, hand painted vases and wine glasses, and more. All Items have been donated to the ‘Keep the Arts Alive’ auction by the gallery co-op artists. Fine Art and Artisan pieces are ready to bid on now, with opening bids starting at only $2.00.

Winning bids will support the Banning Art Gallery, their artists and help ‘Keep the Arts Alive’ for the Pass Area. Winners of silent auction items will be posted after 8 pm on Facebook at the Banning Art Gallery 1 page and on the website, Any items not claimed within 10 days after the auction concludes will be offered to the next highest bidder or sold in the gallery.

Along with the featured artists exhibitions you can view the works of 30 local artists.

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Due to covid 19 restrictions, masks are required and you may enjoy some light free refreshments through the Haven Cafe’ which will be offering Banning Art Gallery patrons some very special deals just for the event!

The Banning Art Gallery is located at 42 W Ramsey Suite C, Banning, CA 92220. The phone number is 951 849-3993. Website is

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