Artworks Detroit Annual Artwork Fundraiser Returns with Online Art Auction featuring 90+ Artists

Artworks Detroit Annual Artwork Fundraiser Returns with Online Art Auction featuring 90+ Artists

ArtWorks Detroit is one of Detroit’s most premier art auctions and Matrix Human Services’ most successful fundraisers. For the past 26 years, the artist community has rallied together to raise funds to support the essential work of Matrix Human Services. We are thrilled to collectively continue our impact this year and invite you to join us! We are honored to feature the donated works from renowned artists such as Frank Kelley Jr., Keith Carrington, Laurie Tennent, Mike Han! Featured image artwork is courtesy of Martyna Alexander, another participant in this year’s auction.

Due to the rising COVID-19 Delta variant cases sweeping the country, the in-person celebration planned for Friday, September 17th, has been canceled. Following last year’s successful reimagined digital event, the 2021 ArtWorks Detroit art auction will be a weeklong hybrid experience from Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17th, 2021. 

Online Silent Auction Days

Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17th

8:00 am – 10:00 pm. 

Participation as a bidder will be FREE this year in consideration of our online format. To secure a spot and stay updated with special ArtWorks Detroit announcements, REGISTER ONLINE

In-Person Preview Days

Wednesday, September 15th & Thursday, September 16th

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 

1400 Woodbridge

Detroit, MI 48207.

In this unique installation on the top floor of our flagship building, we are excited to feature our donated works, paintings, sculptures, and more!

Digital Exclusives

Tune into Matrix’s Facebook channel throughout ArtWorks Detroit week for daily artist exclusives. Hosted by returning auctioneer Greg Bator, this special program will include features from select artists and this year’s honorary chairs — Leland Calloway and Anthony Smith, Joan LeMahieu and Jordan LeMahieu, and Nicole and Jeffrey Tate.

Your participation is more crucial than ever. ArtWorks Detroit has historically been one of Matrix Human Services’ most profitable fundraising events, and, with your help, we can continue that success! Proceeds from the will fund many of our services for youth, adults, seniors, and families. Our constituents are counting on organizations like ours to provide not just hope but real answers – especially during these challenging times.

About Matrix Human Services 

Detroit-based Matrix Human Services is a 114-year-old, 501(c) (3) social services organization committed to helping children, teens, adults, and seniors reach self-sufficiency through offering positive hand-up life experiences. Matrix helps rebuild Detroit’s neighborhoods through the efforts of over 550 employees at more than 50 program locations throughout the city. As one of the largest nonprofits in Southeast Michigan, Matrix currently assists more than 20,000 people annually by offering essential needs, education, and supportive services that defuse crises, treat individuals and family problems, prevent abuse and neglect. For more information, visit

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