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6×6 Arts Fundraiser Auction & Reception

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6×6 Arts Fundraiser Auction & Reception

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 6×6 PROJECT is a fundraiser and online art auction/exhibition with all proceeds benefiting Raue Center’s educational programs, Mission Imagination and Sage Studio, which have been enriching the lives of over 20,000 kids a year in the local community since 2001.

Our 2nd annual 6×6 PROJECT kicked off January 2, 2020. Artists of all ages and abilities were invited to participate by creating original works of art, in a variety of mediums, on 6×6” canvases. Our inaugural 6×6 PROJECT fundraising event in 2019 received over 170 pieces of art and raised over $10,000. There are 320 canvases available this year.

All artwork submitted to the 6×6 PROJECT is available for viewing online and can be bid on in an online auction starting May 3, 2020. View online or stop by in person to see mini-mosaics installed in various locations in Crystal Lake, McHenry, and Woodstock.

The 6×6 PROJECT concludes with public reception at Raue Center for the Arts on May 30, 2020. Artists and the community are invited to attend the reception to view the art in a full mosaic installation featuring all submissions.



Due to the mandate by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to “shelter-in-place”, drop off for 6×6 project will begin April 8th. Artists should drop off their art in front of the Raue box office. A covered tote, marked 6×6 PROJECT Art Drop Off, will be outside the Raue Center box office only on the specified days and hours.

  • Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm
  • Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm

Due to the current world health situation, all artists MUST put their art into a sealed gallon-size plastic bag before placing into the covered tote. This will help reduce exposure to any pathogens. If you are not feeling well, just hold on to your art until you are feeling better. Don’t forget to complete your artist statement online BEFORE you turn in your art by going here.

We want everyone to stay safe and work within social distancing guidelines. We are, however, looking forward to the future and when we will be able to move forward with events that help enrich our community and truly appreciate your support, understanding and patience in what is a difficult time for everyone. If you have any questions, email 6x6project@rauecenter.org.


May 30
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