St. Pete’s Woodson Museum still hosting annual auction to benefit Black college-bound scholars

Because of COVID-10, most events at the Woodson are still on hold.

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click to enlarge Artists work on St. Petersburg’s Black Lives Matter street mural in June 2020. - cityofstpete/Flickr
Artists work on St. Petersburg’s Black Lives Matter street mural in June 2020.

Because of COVID-19, most events at St. Pete’s Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum are still on hold. The space, however, is still hosting its annual “Bunker Art Auction” to benefit Woodson Warrior Scholarships.

"The artist and force behind the initiative is Jane Bunker, who has masterfully and creatively come up with ways to raise funds for African American college-bound scholars,” Woodson Director Terri Lipsey Scott told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. The museum sold 17 of Bunker’s lily paintings and raised over $40,000 at the inaugural auction in 2019.

This year’s auction happens virtually, so you can safely view and bid on a fresh crop of Bunker’s lily paintings from the safety of your home.

Sun. Mar. 14, 5 p.m. Virtual.

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