End-of-Session Auctions

End of Session Auctions feature the work of Haystack faculty and students.

End of Session Auctions feature the work of Haystack faculty and students.

At the close of each Summer Session, students and faculty are invited to donate a piece of their work toward the End of Session Auction. Both live and silent, these auctions are held on the final Thursday of each session (Friday for session 6) in Gateway Auditorium on campus. End of Session Auctions are lively, fun, and full of great work. Proceeds benefit Haystack’s scholarship fund and studio improvements. Generous donations from faculty and workshop participants, as well as an engaging staff and audience, which include sessions participants, Island residents, and
summer visitors, all contribute to the
enjoyment and success of our
End of Session Auctions!

End of Session Auctions are free and open to the public.

A complete listing of end-of-session auction dates and times are listed in our Summer Evening Program Series brochure, which is available each spring, prior to the start of the summer season.

Summer Gala & Private Auction

Haystack’s 2019 Gala & Private Auction was held Friday, July 12. 

2017 Gala_reception on deck
Haystack’s Gala & Private Auction is our biggest fund-raiser of the year, providing essential support for our scholarship and community programs. Each year we are able to give over 125 of our students from around the world full scholarships and fellowships to attend workshops. The event included a catered reception and dinner  and live music at our award-winning campus, followed by a private auction featuring an exciting combination of unique, commissioned art and opportunities to support specific Haystack programs. The generous support of our sponsors, patrons, underwriters, supporters, donors, staff, trustees, and volunteers made the event both an enjoyable summer party and record fundraiser!