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Being loud about a silent auction

If you haven’t heard about the Timeraiser, you’d better listen up. It’s just not to be unknown about.

Picture a silent art auction. But instead of bidding on the art for money, you bid volunteer hours.

Now wait, it’s so much cooler than that.

Say you want to volunteer, but you never know where to go, or what kind of skills you could match yourself up with. At this event, a whole slew of organizations have booths set up to answer your questions. You can mingle and ‘shop around’ and find the right fit for you.

Then, you place your bid of volunteer hours on the art you want, and when you complete your hours, you get the art!

Here. Go here if this sounds confusing. They explain it better than me. (The pics on the slideshow are taken by yours truly from last year).

If you would rather just mingle with other attendees at the party, pretty much anyone you talk to is interesting, fun and interesting. What can I say? A volunteer party is going to attract interesting, fun and interesting.

It really is the best event in town.

Tomorrow night, 7pm.
The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District.
Register first, don’t just show at the door.

Other than puffing up this party’s ego, I wanted to share some of the portraits I have taken of participants in the Timeraiser. Myself and two other fabulous photogs have been wearing down the pavement in this city, getting pictures of volunteers, agencies and artists who are currently participating.

Here are my favs from the ones I took:

CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL (agency)
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MEAL EXCHANGE (agency)
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FUTURE POSSIBILITY FOR KIDS (agency)
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LUMINATO
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KEVIN McBRIDE (artist)
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Such great great people.

See you tomorrow!

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