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Vesterheim Benefit Auction 2023

October 7, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Vesterheim Benefit Auction

October 7 (noon CT) - 15 (9:00 p.m.), 2023

Location: Online at Bidding for Good

Get ready for Vesterheim’s 2023 Benefit Auction!

Items are available to view now here.

This year, the auction includes 78 items of one-of-a-kind folk-art by artists working in the Norwegian tradition. Don’t forget the chance to win the incredible getaways offered – an 8-day European River Cruise for two in 2024 from Viking, or a stunning stay in Colorado.

Many of the pieces in the Benefit Auction are donated by Vesterheim Gold Medalists and exhibition ribbon winners from Vesterheim’s annual judged competition, The National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition.

Proceeds from the auction benefit Vesterheim’s Folk Art School, which has provided classes since 1967 in fiber arts, woodworking, painting, cooking, jewelry, blacksmithing, knifemaking, and more. At the Folk Art School, students and instructors create a community of learning and experience the joy of making something by hand.

Vesterheim is very grateful to everyone who donated to this auction. Through exceptional support from artists and donors, combined previous auctions have raised more than $180,000 for the Folk Art School.

Thank you for supporting Vesterheim’s Benefit Auction over the years!

Contact Molly Thompson at 563-382-9681, or mthompson@vesterheim.org, with auction questions.


October 7, 2023
October 15, 2023