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PRESS RELEASE Allied Arts ARTini art auction to be held virtually on Friday, May 1

Local artists will receive 100% of sales from their pieces.


Oklahoma City’s largest local art auction, Allied Arts ARTini sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka, will be held virtually on Friday, May 1, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Due to generous support from sponsors and ticket holders, Oklahoma artists will receive 100% of the sales on their sold art pieces.

The ARTini virtual art auction features over 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and more by local artists. Additionally, participants will have the chance to bid and win on eight silent auction packages.

“Right now, local artists need support from the community,” said volunteer event-chair Amy Davis. “We are honored to offer a platform for them to connect with the community and keep 100% of the proceeds from their sold pieces.”

The bidding will open on Friday, May 1, at 6:00 p.m., but Allied Arts encourages participants to download the Handbid app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store prior to the event to browse art pieces and mark favorites for easy bidding.

This week, Allied Arts will share artist spotlights, sponsor shoutouts, martini recipes and more on their social media accounts @AlliedArtsOKC.

For information on registering or bidding, contact For a complete list of sponsors, visit

About Allied Arts

As a United Arts Fund, Allied Arts works to broaden support for the arts by raising financial support for cultural organizations, encouraging participation and attendance, advocating for arts education, and promoting excellence in the arts and arts management. Since its founding in 1971, the organization has raised more than $70 million to advance the arts in central Oklahoma. Learn more at

Allied Arts counts more than 40 nonprofit cultural organizations under its umbrella. Member agencies include:
  • Ambassadors’ Concert Choir
  • Arts Council Oklahoma City
  • Canterbury Voices
  • Carpenter Square Theatre
  • Cimarron Opera
  • deadCenter Film
  • Firehouse Art Center
  • Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Thelma Gaylord Academy
  • Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
  • Metropolitan School of Dance
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • OK City Chorus
  • Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
  • Oklahoma City Ballet
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic
  • Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
  • Oklahoma Shakespeare
  • Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)
  • Oklahoma Youth Orchestras
  • Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma
  • Prairie Dance Theatre
  • Red Earth, Inc.
  • Science Museum Oklahoma
  • The Sooner Theatre
For more information, contact Allied Arts at 405-278-8944 or visit

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