Dear Pratt Community,

We are sad to report that for the first time in 38 consecutive years, Pratt will not have an art auction this year.

The COVID-19 crisis escalated just weeks before our original event date and the prospect of rescheduling is uncertain, uneasy, and ultimately untenable at this time. We simply cannot justify such a large expenditure of resources when we don’t feel confident that the event would be both safe and successful.

Instead, we are doing what we do best – being creative and innovative – in our efforts to develop a new and exciting fundraising campaign that ensures Pratt’s long-term sustainability and makes certain that Pratt is in good standing to aid in the community-wide recovery effort that is to come. Pratt and other

arts organizations will be greatly needed to restore the economic, social and mental health of people in our region.

Our campaign will include multiple initiatives including an online art sale and a virtual gala of sorts, among other fundraising efforts. We will be rolling out more details in the days and weeks to come, and we thank you for your patience.

We hope to shimmer and shine with you when the auction returns, so hang on to those iridescent outfits! In the meantime, stay well and take care.