All of the pieces showcased in the Art for Change benefit auction are donated by local and national artists, galleries, and collectors. We accept all mediums of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, and pottery.


As a thank you for their generous donation, all artists and art donors receive free admission to the VIP Experience prior to the Art for Change Stream-a-thon, and recognition on the auction website and Persad Center social media channels with direct links to their online platforms. Additionally, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Persad is creating an Artist Benefit Fund for donating artists who opt in to needing some financial assistance right now. A percentage of all sales from the artwork will go into the fund and split among the artists in need. We are so grateful for the support of our artists over the past 30+ years of holding this event, and we want to give a little back.


To donate artwork, please review our donation guidelines below, and use the contact form to submit your donation information. For questions regarding art donation, please contact the Art Committee at



Donation Guidelines: 


  • Artwork must be dropped off at Persad Center in Lawrenceville on the designated drop-off dates: October 11 and October 25 from 11 am - 1 pm. Art cannot be dropped off at Persad Center on any other day unless otherwise scheduled in advance with the development department. Alternatively, you may mail your artwork to:

        Persad Center

        Attn: Art for Change Donation

        5301 Butler Street, Suite 100

        Pittsburgh, PA 15201

  • Artwork must be framed and wired to hang if applicable. Canvas does not need to be framed.

  • Artwork must be undamaged and clean, free of dust and dirt. 

  • Artwork must be accompanied by a completed art donation form. You can fill this out by the contact form below or by downloading the donation form here

  • No artwork will be accepted for Art for Change 2020 after the final drop-off date unless otherwise scheduled in advance with the development department.

Opening or Closure

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Available in Art for Change Auction

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