Crocker Art Museum Big Names Small Art


Art Auction Season at the Crocker Art Museum kicks off with the spectacular silent auction party Big Names, Small Art. Bid on “Small Art” (12 x 12 inches or less) by “Big Name” regional artists. Bids start at the small price of $25, so anyone can begin or add to their art collection. With music, artist demonstrations, and docent-led gallery tours, the evening is a fun way to support art in the community. Cocktails and seasonal fare will be available for purchase from the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club.

We had such a fun time at this event!! We were inspired by the event’s theme of Jonathan Adler for this backdrop and prop design! We painted baroque styled frames in bright poppy colors that are trendy today. We hung that right in front of our grey and white Jonathan Adler-esque chevron backdrop and wallah! We had a fun interactive backdrop that pays homage to not only Jonathan Adler but the Crocker Museum itself!

Guests had so much fun interacting and playing with the frames and backdrop. We saw so many creative and unique poses and things to do with our frames! Looking good Crocker!

More on the Big Names Small Art event from the Crocker Website:

The evening’s highlight will be a silent auction featuring the work of more than 100 “Big Name” regional artists. Each “Small Art” work measures in at 12-by-12 inches or less. Guests will be able to bid on original paintings, drawings, ceramics, and mixed-media works starting at $25.

Proceeds from this event go to support the exhibitions and education programs of the Crocker Art Museum.

The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit

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