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Auction to benefit the CLGA and Casey House

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is putting around 100 works up for auction to raise money for the archives and for specialty AIDS hospital Casey House in an event called Art Mart. On the block are works by Andy Warhol, Tony Calzetta, Joe Average, Peter Flinsch, Barbara McGivern and Jim Shea, among others; there are also many anonymous pieces. All are donated works considered outside the CLGA’s mandate. The silent auction starts at 6pm on Sat, Apr 21. Go here to see the works.

“The CLGA welcomes community members, art lovers, and anyone who feels like unwinding for an evening of fun, to come out and experience Art Mart,” stated CLGA general manager Scott Kettles in a press release. “This is a great opportunity to pick up a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art in casual social setting while supporting two important organizations.”

Founded in 1973, the CLGA is billed the second-largest LGBT archives in the world and moved to its current location at 34 Isabella St in 2009. clga.ca.