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    Start Your Collection with The Baum School of Art

    Mark your calendar for The Baum School of Art’s 37th Annual Art Auction! The bidding for this week-long online auction will open on Sunday, May 15 at 12am and close Saturday, May 21 at 10pm.


    This year’s event will feature over 400 works of art from contemporary local artists to the artists from the Pennsylvania Impressionist period of Walter Emerson Baum. The auction site is easy to use—visit and register as a bidder today! Once you place your bid, you can choose to receive real-time email and/or text notifications of your bids.


    Although the bidding takes place online, all of the artwork will be exhibited at The Baum School of Art in the David E. Rodale Gallery, Rodale Family Gallery, and the Fowler Community Room. In-Person Previews will be available beginning April 25 and join us for Preview Night on Thursday, May 12 from 6–8pm.


    The School thanks all sponsors who support this event and the artists and consignors who contribute their artwork. Proceeds from the auction support the artists who participate in the event, as well as the operations and programs of The Baum School of Art.


    To view the artwork up for bid visit:


    The Baum School of Art is a community visual arts school located in Allentown for 96 years. The school was founded by Pennsylvania Impressionist Dr. Walter Emerson Baum, who began teaching a painting class to a group of Allentown public school teachers so they could, in turn, teach their students. Baum believed that art is essential to our lives, that anyone can make art, and that everyone should have the opportunity to study art, regardless of financial resources. Today, the school’s mission of enriching lives through arts education remains inspired by Walter Baum’s vision. The school is dedicated to providing instruction, guidance, and encouragement for children and adults who wish to reach their full potential through the study of the visual arts. The school celebrates diversity and welcomes all community members. Throughout the year, the school offers over 350 classes and outreach programs in art, design, and fashion, for children, teens, and adults.