Artwork will take the spotlight when Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, hosts its annual Kinetics live auction from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday.

"This is our only fundraiser during the year," executive director Jason Andreasen said. "The money we raise here makes our mission and programs possible for the rest of the year."

The event will feature music by soul and funk band Alabaster Stag and food by chef Sean Rivera.

But the night's top attraction will be the auction of 33 artworks by gallery members.

"The artwork is the star of the show," Andreasen said. "In the past, we've auctioned some raffle packages, but we wanted to feature only the art this year."

Bidding opens at $100 on all pieces. Brian Fourroux returns as the auctioneer.

For a preview, the gallery is offering an online catalog at

A portion of the evening's proceeds goes directly to the local and regional artists who make up the gallery's artist member roster with the remaining funds supporting the gallery's 12 exhibitions and cultural programs.

Tickets are $40 for gallery members and $50 for nonmembers and may be purchased either online at or at the door.

For more information, call (225) 383-1470.

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