MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Thursday night the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum brought hundreds of people in for one of its few adult-only events. The Celebrity Art Auction! This yearly event invites well-known members and leaders of the community to auction off items and experiences, and all the proceeds go towards supporting the museum.
There were specialty dinners offered, party planning services, and even some household items made by city police. Marquette Chief of Police Ryan Grim said “I am not an artist by any stretch of anybody’s imagination but I was thinking to myself as I was mounting my son’s deer antlers this year, so as I was thinking about making antlers or a mount out of repurposed bike parts”.
The Director, now in full swing of her second year in the position, believes this night always gives the public a chance to bid on exciting experiences while supporting the museum, even from home. “A couple of people have been texting me proxy bids throughout the day for items they can’t be here so they have given me their max bids and I’ll set a bidder in the audience,” commented Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum Director Jessica Hanley.
For those looking to participate in the online art auction that will be held Friday morning, it will be linked to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum.