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 2018 Gala & Private Auction will be held on Friday, July 13.

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 includes a catered reception and dinner at our award-winning campus, followed by a private auction featuring an
exciting combination of unique, commissioned art, travel packages, and opportunities to support specific Haystack programs. The generous support of our sponsors, patrons, underwriters, supporters, donors, staff, trustees, and volunteers make the event an enjoyable summer fundraiser.

Online Auctions


Since our founding in 1950, Haystack has helped to shape the field of contemporary craft. Each summer we bring together leading makers in the field with dynamic visiting artists, writers, scientists and musicians. The results of those interactions have had tremendous impact on how we think about craft, making and the creative process.

For those that have attended our end-of-session summer auction’s you know how important they are for the school.

The annual online auction is equally vital, and a wonderful way to show support for Haystack.

Featuring works by artists who have taught at or have a connection to Haystack via a donor the auction directly benefits the school, students, and the campus studios.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts’ March 2018 online auction will take place in late winter.