The Facing Africa Auction is hosting it’s 10th annual auction on January 15th, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center. We are always excited to have this event because we usually raise about thirty thousand dollars that goes directly towards solving the problems currently facing Africa. There are always thousands of attendees at this specific event that come from all over Arizona including cities as far away as Lake Havasu, Flagstaff, and Tucson. This is one of our biggest auctions in the country and we always have a great time promoting because it also gives us a chance to educate people on the mission of the Locust Quilt And Craft Auction.
While we do put on other smaller auctions throughout the state of Arizona, we always recommend to attend this specific event because of the large amount of items that will be auctioned off. On average, we usually have 50 items up for auction at our smaller, local events. Since this auction is a statewide auction, we will have over 500 items that will be auctioned off throughout the day. We will be releasing a schedule that will inform you of the specific time frames that you can bid on certain categories of items. For instance, this year we will be featuring cars, trucks, and other vehicles that you will have a chance to bid on from 12PM – 2PM. Our jewelry and antiques will be auctioned off from 9AM – 10AM. Since this event runs from 8AM – 8PM, we are hoping this auction schedule will help people that are only interested in specific things so you won’t have to wait around all day to bid on whatever items you want.
This year we will also be adding another bidding feature to the mix. We’ve had an auction app created for us that we will be launching for the Phoenix Auction. Since our auctioneer won’t have a chance to present every item in front of our live audience, we will be selecting certain items that won’t be part of the live auction but will be a part of our online auction. This means that you can bid on certain things and if you win, you will be able to get that item in person at the event.
We are extremely excited to see everyone at the Phoenix Convention Center for our 10th annual auction. If you have any questions about the event, please contact us. Discounted tickets will be available online soon so we highly recommend jumping on those while they’re available. We’ll also have a buy 1 get 1 free deal going on for a limited time for those of you that want to bring a friend or family member with you. If you’ve never been to one of these events, we have a bunch of vendors that will be serving food & drinks (including beer gardens) and a bunch of other really great stuff. We look forward to breaking our attendance record and raising more money for Africa than we ever have before!