The Laguna Museum of Art will in person host the 40th Annual California Cool Art Auction

Join the Laguna Art Museum in celebrating 40 years of connecting artists, collectors, and community at the California Cool Art Auction on March 5. The in-person auction event will offer guests an evening of delicious bites hosted by West Coast Event Productions, a hosted bar with libations from Laguna Cellars, NEFT vodka, Dulce Vida tequila and lively entertainment from Good Football! DJ Dennis Owens and interpreter Michael Rayner, all in a creative and unique setting. More than 100 works by leading California artists on display throughout the museum will be available for purchase through silent, live auctions led by Aaron Bastian of Bonhams.

Participate online and bid from anywhere with the museum’s online auction partner, Artsy. Art lovers can bid on real-time auction items or preview this year’s selection of guest artists. The online silent auction will end on March 5 at 7:50 p.m. PST. The live auction will take place at 8:00 PM PST, during the event, and is available to proxy bidders through Artsy.

Contact Blythe Wheaton, Event Coordinator for LAM at [email protected] to obtain a proxy bid on all live auction items prior to the event.

The 40th Annual California Cool Art Auction is the Laguna Art Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, supporting the museum’s mission to collect and preserve Californian art, provide acclaimed exhibitions through criticism and to develop artistic education.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets to attend the auction event in person are $160. For more information about the 40th Annual California Cool Art Auction, sponsorship opportunities, and to purchase tickets, visit

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Mildred D. Field