Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — Bay Area auction house, Michaan’s Auctions, will host the Recipe for Hope benefit auction at their Main Gallery on May 7, 2012 in support of the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Included in the auction are coveted art pieces, antiques, and collectables acquired by the B ay Area fine art and antique appraisal experts at Michaan’s from private collectors and dealers across the West Coast.
The Recipe for Hope auction is a unique way for art lovers to score antiques and fine art at ultra-low prices, while helping to alleviate hunger across the Bay Area. The auction will feature approximately 350 lots of fine art, antiques, sterling silver, jewelry, porcelain, textiles, Asian items and contemporary crafts and collectibles. Most of the lots are new to the market and come from personal estate collections.
Since January 2008, the demand for emergency food assistance has doubled. The Alameda County Community Food Bank serves 1 in 6 people in Alameda County, many of them children from working families and seniors, which adds up to approximately 49,000 people. Over half of the 22 million pounds of food distributed last year were fresh fruits and vegetables.
Proceeds from the sale will go towards providing food, nutrition, education, and hunger prevention advocacy in the community. The auction will be held at Michaan’s Main Gallery, located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501. Bidding begins at 10 am on May 7. Previews begin on May 4th and continue until the day of sale.
To learn more about the Recipe for Hope auction please visit http://www.michaans.com or call Jane Alexiadis at Michaan’s Auctions at 510-227-2510.
About Michaan’s Auctions Michaan’s Auctions is a leading full service Bay Area auction house that specializes in antique appraisals and art auctions. Michaan’s has the Bay Area’s leading fine art appraisal experts in the fields of furniture and decorative arts, modern and contemporary art, European and American paintings and prints, jewelry, Asian works of art and ethnographic art.
Established in 2002, Michaan’s Auctions sell art and other estate pieces at their thirty sales each year that attract a broad base of buyers and consignors from all over the world. With one of the largest facilities in Northern California, Michaan’s offers buyers and sellers the opportunity to preview and bid on many unique and desirable properties with the Bay Area’s lowest buyers premium.
Some of these Bay Area estate auction pieces sold for world record prices. In 2005, A.D.M. Cooper’s oil painting, Three Graces 1915, sold for a record $21,060, and an Eduard Gaertner oil, German City Street Scene 1831, sold for $266,000.
Michaan’s has built its reputation on its ability to accept single items, groups or entire estates with its “no risk consignment policy” free of hidden fees and charges. Michaan’s specialists are dedicated to staying current on the latest issues and developments in the market and are committed to providing personalized and professional attention throughout the entire auction process.