ArtFeeds online bidding extended to Sept 17, Closing Party and Benefit postponed

Thu, 09/14/2023 - 4:15pm

    Hurricane Lee's forecast suggests a significant weather event for much of the New England coast, specifically Penobscot Bay. Therefore, AIO’s ArtFeeds online bidding has been extended until Sunday, Sept 17, at 4 p.m. And, the Closing Party & Benefit scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, from 5 - 7 p.m., at 16 Bay View Hotel, has been postponed until Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    “While we are disappointed in this turn of events, we are hopeful online auction bidding will continue from the safety of your homes,” said AIO, in a news release. “Our artists have worked hard to create one-of-a-kind art to fight food insecurity in our community. While the storm will pass, families and individuals who struggle with food insecurity will remain. Please, if you can, show your appreciation for the artists who make ArtFeeds one of Maine's most extraordinary fundraising efforts by bidding high and often, demonstrating that not even a hurricane will stop our collective goodwill.”

    Tickets purchased for the original scheduled date of September 16 will be honored. If you have already purchased a ticket and are unable to attend at the rescheduled date, you may: 1) request a refund by email to, or 2) convert your ticket to donation to AIO by email to

    While this evening will be slightly removed from the closing of the ArtFeeds auction, this will be a night of celebration, program support, and social engagement. 


    ArtFeeds 2023 Online Bidding has been extended.

    ArtFeeds 2023 - Artist In Action Against Food Insecurity will showcase a collection of 36 wooden bowls created by well-known Maine artists. Each artist interprets sharing food and fighting food insecurity in their creative style. The wooden salad bowls were shaped and donated by Maine State Correctional Facility's industries program. The exhibition will run from September 10-17, 2023, at Page Gallery in Camden. The online silent auction runs the duration of the exhibition. Final bids are due by 4 PM on Sunday, September 17th. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

    Bid on art bowls by well-known Maine artists including Alan Magee, Eric Hopkins, Greta Van Campen, Anneli Skaar, Sal Taylor Kydd, Margaret Rizzio and others. 

    Follow these links to:

    Learn More About ArtFeeds

    Register and Bid

    Purchase Tickets for Closing Party & Benefit