Laguna Art Museum Announces The 40th Annual California Cool Art Auction

Laguna Art Museum Announces 40th Annual California Cool Art Sale

The Laguna Art Museum announces the 40th annual California Cool Art Auction which runs from February 5 to March 5 with online and in-person auction events. Registration for the online auction will begin through Artsy on January 12 and auctions will begin on February 5.

The in-person event will take place at the museum on March 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The online silent auction will close on March 5, during the event, at 7:50 p.m. PST. The live auction will start at 8 p.m.

“This is the most anticipated and lively Laguna Art Museum event of the year. From contemporary artwork to outdoor painting, the 40th annual California Cool Art Auction will feature emerging and seasoned California artists, ”said Julie Perlin Lee, Director Director of the Laguna Museum of Art. “Over the past four decades of curating the art auction, the museum has cultivated artists like Kim Abeles and Scot Heywood who have risen to the forefront of the California art scene, and we are delighted to offer such a range of impactful works to the community. “

The auction hosted by the museum will feature works by over 100 of California’s most coveted artists, including Maria Bertran, Judy Chicago, Alex Couwenberg, Woods Davy, Laddie John Dill, Jacques Garnier, Jimi Gleason, Kelsey Irvin, David Krovblit, Andy Moses, Kenton Nelson, Ed Ruscha, Millard Sheets, Fred Tomaselli, Beth Davila Waldman and many more. Proceeds from the annual auction support the museum’s mission to collect and preserve California art, provide critically acclaimed exhibits, and expand arts education for all ages.

On the evening of March 5, the live auction will attract hundreds of art collectors, a lively bar featuring creative cocktails and hors d’oeuvres curated by Kora Kroep and West Coast Event Productions. The live auction will be presented by auctioneer Aaron Bastian of Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers.

Tickets for the March 5 event cost $ 160 and are available for purchase at To participate in the online auction starting February 5 through Artsy, register on

Sponsorship opportunities for the 40th Annual California Cool Art Auction are available. For more information, please contact Julie Perlin Lee’s office at As a special thank you for your support of the Laguna Art Museum, sponsors will be invited to join in a VIP preview and artists reception on March 4.

For more information on the 40th Annual California Cool Art Auction and the Laguna Art Museum, visit

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