Benefit Art Auction

The Contemporary Austin’s annual benefit art auction features a curated selection of museum-quality work by world-renowned artists from right here in Austin, across the nation, and around the globe.

Live Benefit Auction

In advance of the auction in Austin, browse lots and place max bids before live bidding begins at 8:30 pm CDT (9:30 pm EDT) on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Registration for the live auction will close at 7:30 pm CDT (8:30 pm EDT) on Saturday, October 29, 2022. You can explore the live sale here.

Silent Benefit Auction

Bidding will be open exclusively on Artsy and will begin to close at 12:00 pm CDT (1:00 pm EDT) on Monday, October 31, 2022. You can explore the silent sale here.

How to Bid

Artsy has provided instructions on how to register and how to bid HERE


Proceeds benefit the museum’s robust suite of exhibitions and programs. In addition, the museum offers up to 50% of the sale price back to participating artists. Therefore, with each bid you are not only supporting The Contemporary Austin, you are directly supporting an artist. This year’s auction includes more than 20 artists’ work, including Doug Aitken, Katharina Grosse, Huma Bhabha, and The Haas Brothers to name but a few.

All works ship from The Contemporary Austin, in Austin, TX. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. For information on setting up a phone bid, please email [email protected].