Arts, history, and culture define Portsmouth, and we realize that the artist community, so integral to the city’s unique character, has been hard hit by the pandemic. Portsmouth Historical Society has also seen financial challenges due to the stay-at-home order and social distancing requirements. To that end, we have decided to use our annual fundraiser, which provides a significant portion of the Society’s income, as an opportunity to “pay it forward” in support of artists. Our online auction will feature more than 100 original works of art by more than fifty artists, with 50% of the net proceeds from the sale of each item going to the artist.
Bid from Anywhere in the World
Bidding opens to the public on Thursday, September 10 at 9pm.
Bidding Closes on Wednesday, October 7.
If you are a Portsmouth local, and would like to see a work of art in person before bidding, please contact Joyce Tucker, email@example.com to set up a viewing appointment.
Donate to our Fund-A-Need!
Our 2020 John Paul Jones Jubilee and Auction Fund-A-Need will allow Portsmouth Historical Society to commission a piece of public art or sculpture from a regional artist to be displayed on permanent view at the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center. In this way, we can support local artists, celebrate public art, and help enliven our facility, which is considered to be the gateway to the rejuvenated West End of downtown Portsmouth!
To support our 2020 Fund-A-Need, please click on the “Donate Now” button in the sidebar on our Bidding for Good page, or click below!
A huge thank you to our Jubilee sponsors: