Every fall, the Thornapple Arts Council hosts their annual Auction for the Arts, a themed fundraiser incorporating silent auctions; a live auction; a raffle; music; drinks; and dancing into a night of fun and giving back. Area businesses, artisans, and individuals donate their wares and creativity to help make this event possible. All proceeds benefit the Art Pantry, the Sue Drummond Scholarship Fund, and other Thornapple Arts Council programming in Barry County.
The 2018 Auction for the Arts was a Roaring 20s-themed speakeasy featuring live interactive entertainers, bathtub gin, and plenty of glitz and glamour. Many thanks to all contributors and participants for their support for the arts in Barry County!