Director, Communications and External Relations
MCAD Art Sale FAQ
Yes. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
Thousands of original artworks by MCAD alumni who have graduated within the last five years and current MCAD students.
Contemporary work across all media: paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, furniture, toys, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more. And some of our filmmaking, animation, and multimedia students sell DVDs of their work.
No. The artists directly benefit from the sale. Shoppers can also make a donation in support of the MCAD Scholarship Fund, which provides students with tuition assistance.
Artists get most of the proceeds from the sale of their work. A small percentage goes toward the cost of putting on the sale.
No. Artists earn from the sales of their own work.
The average price for all sales through the event is consistently around $100. Student artists are limited to a maximum cost of $1,000 per piece. Alumni artists are limited to a maximum of $1,500 per piece.
The first year of the sale offered about one thousand works by eighty-six artists. In 2007, our tenth anniversary, we offered more than ten thousand original artworks by four hundred artists.
A lot of it has to do with the quality of the work and MCAD's reputation as an art and design school, as well as increased participation from students and alumni and general word of mouth among the visual arts community.
Everyone from serious collectors who know what they're looking for to browsers who are curious to see what MCAD is all about. Because it's MCAD, people know they'll find leading-edge work created by artists who can forecast trends.
The MCAD Art Sale was started by staff members as a way to celebrate MCAD students and connect them to the community.
Saturday is perfect for family shopping. Admission is free, the hours are longer, and there are also free art activities for kids.
On Thursday and Friday everyone, except infants, needs a ticket.
Yes. Everything at the sale is an original work of art.
Paintings, prints, and photographs are usually the most popular items.
More than seven hundred students are currently enrolled in MCAD's bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, and master of fine arts degree programs.
MCAD offers free lectures and gallery shows all year long. The college also offers continuing education classes for adults and programs for kids and teens.