Get on board to “Raise the Box”, an online art auction fundraiser for the Berrien Artist Guild at the Box Factory for the Arts. The event will kick off at noon on August 18 and close at 11 pm on August 20th

Auction items include sculptures, paintings, photography, art commissions, stained glass, vintage maps, fine art prints, gift certificates, dining experiences, items for pets, and many more art-related objects. 

The auction items are available now for viewing: however, bidding will not begin until noon on August 18. To view the items and bid, go to the auction site at ; or by following the link on the Box Factory website at or on Facebook at . Bidding will close at 11 pm on August 20th.

The virtual event will feature streamed music on August 19 at 7:00 pm by Ed Bagatini’s “Revival of the Cool: A Jazz Tentette.” Featured musicians include Tim King, upright bass; James Cicenia, guitar; Rob Funk, baritone sax; Ruth Livengood and Ed Bagatini, trombones; Dino Jackson, French horn; Jay Crouch and Bump Enders; trumpets; and Dr. James Allen, drums.

Interviews of participating artists and members of the Berrien Artist Guild board of directors will be conducted throughout the fundraising event by Guild member Kate Ulrey. 

Be sure to follow along on Facebook and the Box Factory website to help Raise the Box. 

For additional information, contact or Michelle Rumsa at or 269-277-2150. The Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI is currently closed to the public due to COVI-19 requirements.