Here we go! We are thrilled to offer the MCAD Art Sale online this year. While we will miss the excitement of gathering with MCAD friends, we are thankful to safely share with you the incredible work of talented emerging artists. 

  • For VIPs, shopping opens this Thursday, November 19, at noon. 
  • The sale will open to the public at 8 a.m. on Friday November 20.

The 2020 Art Sale features thousands of original artworks by over 200 students and recent alumni–and the work will go fast! Just like at the in-person event, the sale is first-come, first served. Adding an item to your cart does not guarantee it will be available when you check-out.  

Below are a few details that will be helpful in planning your Art Sale online experience. 

For VIPs: Unlocking your Early Access

On November 18 you will receive an email with your unique early-access login information. We’ll also share a link to the Art Sale platform, where you can begin browsing and making your picks! 

Starting at noon on Thursday November 19, you will use that login information to add artwork to your cart and purchase. You will not be able to add items to your cart or purchase without logging in. The general public will also be able to preview work at this time, but they will not be able to add items to a cart or make a purchase until Friday, November 20. 

VIP Concierge Service and Shopping Support 

We are offering a personalized virtual shopping experience for VIPs. Our team members will be on-call to answer any questions you may have about artwork or your Art Sale experience, and a limited number of in-person viewing appointments are available. Please check your email for details. Or email

Purchasing Artwork and Supporting Scholarships

Just like at the in-person event, we expect artwork to move quickly! If you see something you love, we highly recommend making the purchase. The artwork is first-come first-serve; adding an item to your cart does not guarantee it will be available when you checkout. 

All major credit cards accepted with 80% of sale prices going back to the individual artists. Purchases made at the Art Sale are not tax-deductible and are subject to sales tax. All sales are final. Contributions to the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund can be made at checkout or on our website. 

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup will be available the day after purchase for all orders, November 20-22 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For ease of service, we request all patrons drive to MCAD’s south lot off of 26th Street. There you will see a sign for Art Sale Curbside Check-In. An Art Sale team member will instruct you where to park and your purchase will be conveniently delivered to your vehicle. You will receive more detailed information in your purchase confirmation email.