CAS 50th Anniversary Celebration & Auction

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The IMA Contemporary Art Society invites you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of CAS. It will be an evening of fine dining, socializing, music, art auction, and celebrating contemporary art in Indianapolis and the many achievements over the years. Proceeds from the evening will go to the CAS Acquisition Fund.

Event Committee
Mark Demerly, Michelle Griffith, Jo Jacobs, Susie Jacobs, GK Rowe, Trent Spence, Nela Swinehart, Anne Surak, and Anna White.

The Evening Program

Helado Negro. Photo courtesy of Angel Ceballos.

(Cocktail Attire)

6 pm - Reception and Silent Art Auction
Enjoy libation, hors d'oeuvres and a sound and video installation by Helado Negro. A cash bar will be available.

7 pm - Dinner
A delectable array of locally sourced foods will be designed by Jacquie’s Catering.

8-9 pm - Live Auction
Facilitated by Dan Ripley’s Antique Helper

Auction Highlights

Auction artwork has been generously donated by the following artists and galleries: Anila Quayyum Agha, Laylah Ali, Dorothy Stites Alig, Aziz + Cucher, Jeffrey Becom, Kendall Buster, Lucinda Devlin, Adam Ekberg, Sarah Hicks, Emily Kennerk, Arthur Liou, Los Carpinteros, Marco Maggi, Stefana McClure, Brian McCutcheon, Osamu James Nakagawa, Artur Silva, Bret Slater, Scott Stack, Julianne Swartz, Type A, Lauren Zoll, Josée Bienvenu Gallery (New York, Lee Marks Fine Art (Shelbyville, IN), Monique Meloche Gallery (Chicago), Pictura Gallery (Bloomington, IN), Sean Kelly Gallery (New York), and Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago)

Absentee Bids

Absentee bids can be submitted prior to the event. Click here to submit an absentee bid.


$75 per person ($17 of each general ticket is fully tax-deductible)
$150 per patron ($92 of each patron ticket is fully tax-deductible)
A table for 8 guests for $600
A patron table for 8 guests for $1200 (recognized in evening program)

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN