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Short on cash, Eyedrum plans Aug. 14 benefit art auction

Eyedrum, the non-profit Cabbagetown gallery and music venue that can’t afford to pay its rent, sent word tonight that it hasn’t gotten a decision yet from its landlord. For now, a benefit art auction is planned for Aug. 14.

The benefit will include live entertainment, a silent auction of work by local artists, a “live auction of art services,” Eyedrum merchandise, free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Money raised will go toward Eyedrum operating costs and programming.

From the release:

After 10 successful years in Atlanta, funding and donations recently have waned, putting Eyedrum’s livelihood in jeopardy. The organization is still awaiting word from its landlord, Braden Fellman, on the terms of its lease and monthly rent. In addition, a committee is taking shape to address the long-term plans of the organization, including a possible move to a smaller location and a paid staffer. While the disbanding of the organization is a possibility, board members are encouraged by the incredible outpouring of support from across the Atlanta arts community.

Want to go? The Eyedrum benefit art auction is 7-10 p.m. Aug. 14 at Eyedrum, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Atlanta. Admissions is $10 for guests, free for for Eyedrum members. Admission includes one complimentary drink ticket.

Want to volunteer or contribute? Contact eyedrumauction@gmail.com.

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