Saturday, August 5, 2017
Levin Jewish Community Center
1937 W Cornwallis Road, Durham

Join fellow animal and art lovers, mingle and bid on great silent and live auction items including one-of-a-kind hand-crafted painted furniture, artwork, jewelry, travel, pottery, as well as performances, services, dining and vacation trips. The annual auction is IAR’s largest fundraiser with a goal to raise $45,000 for our cat and dog foster, adoption, and spay/neuter programs.

Silent Auction action is from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a live auction hosted by Luke Newbold of Leland Little Estate and Auction Sales of Hillsborough beginning at 7:00 p.m. Guests will also enjoy live music by the Dogwood Blossom Band, refreshments and a wine/beer bar throughout the evening.

The auction is going mobile this year! All bidding at our silent auction will take place right on your smartphone. Don’t have a smartphone? Don’t worry! We’ll have bidding kiosks stationed throughout the silent auction area for you to bid on your favorite items.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Use the buttons below to navigate to our online auction website where you can purchase your tickets and preview auction items. Contact Independent Animal Rescue at [email protected] to sponsor or donate to the auction.


100% of the Painted Chair Auction profits will aid in the rescue and care of homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. Our goal is to raise $45,000 for the animals, so we need to fill every seat in the house! Grab some friends and plan to enjoy a wonderful evening full of music, food and spirits, not to mention surprises!