Hendersonville merchants Sherman’s, Homestead, Moe’s Original BBQ, Attorneys Title-NC, and RE/MAX Realty joined to sponsor MemoryCare with a bear in the 2021 Bearfootin’ Art Auction! The hand-painted bears are auctioned and a portion of the sales will be donated to MemoryCare.
Our Forget-Me-Not Bear, painted by local artist Natalie Bennett, is located front of Sherman’s Sporting Goods on Main Street at 2nd Street.
The virtual auction goes live Wednesday, September 15, at 12 pm: https://www.accelevents.com/e/bearauction21 and will continue through 6 p.m. Saturday, October 16. While there will be no in-person bidding at the event, attendees can bid live via their cell phone. An in-person Countdown Celebration will be on Saturday, October 16, 4 – 6 pm at the Historic Train Depot, 650 Maple Street at 7thAve, in Hendersonville. The event will start off with an introduction of the bears and information will be provided on how to bid before the clock runs out. All bidding is automatically cut off at 6pm on October 16.
Starting bids for all bears will be $1,500 and minimum bid increments are $100. Any bear can be purchased ahead of the bidding deadline at our “Buy Now” price of $10,000. The “Buy Now” option ends Thursday, October 14 at 5 p.m.
Bidders do not have to attend the in-person event to be a winning bidder. For those who can’t attend the in-person event on October 16, there will be a virtual Facebook Live event of the auction on the Downtown Hendersonville page.
There will be no proxy bidding. Bidders will receive automatic text notification if they are outbid with the option to submit a new bid. There is no option for reserve/proxy bids, meaning you can’t set a price that the system will automatically bid for you. If you are outbid, you will need to place a higher bid if you wish to continue.
Visit the Bearfootin’ Art Walk website for more information.