ReTune Nashville Begins Online Auction Of Artwork For Flood Relief
November 1, 2010 at 7:17 AM (PT)
RETUNE NASHVILLE is launching its global online auction of more than 70 pieces of artwork created from flood-damaged instruments to benefit NASHVILLE's musicians. The auction is being held through the social e-commerce platform MOONTOAST.
Beginning TODAY (11/1), visitors to www.retunenashville.org can view all auction items and sign up for a community account to be notified when the item becomes available for auction. Much like other social networks, visitors can "follow" a visual artist, leave comments about the items and interact with other community members. Each visual artist has an artist page containing photos, information about his or her inspiration for the piece, where the musical instrument in the item originated and biographical information about the artist.
Ten items are available for auction during NOVEMBER, including a RAUL MALO JERRY JONES guitar, revamped and jeweled by NASHVILLE's rhinestone designer MANUEL. The auction begins TODAY at 8a (CT) and continues until NOVEMBER 30th.
Each month until MAY 2011, 10 or more pieces of art will be featured and available for auction. The online auction will culminate in a live auction event around the anniversary of the NASHVILLE flood. Proceeds from all auction items benefit Nashville's flood-affected musicians through MUSICARES FLOOD RELIEF and the NASHVILLE MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION FLOOD RELIEF FUND.
For more information and to view the pieces available for auction, visit www.retunenashville.org.