‘Bad Art by Good People’ fundraiser gets second chance in Hannibal on Sept. 10

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Fifteen teams of artists and community leaders have been working diligently to create original works of art to be auctioned at the Bad Art by Good People Art Auction on Sept. 10. All proceeds benefit the Hannibal Arts Council. Pictured is Susan Johnson, paired with Josh McCurdy. Photo courtesy of Hannibal Arts Council

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Cancelled twice since 2020, the Hannibal Arts Council’s creative fundraiser “Bad Art by Good People” is back on Sept. 10.

Works of art created by 15 area community leaders paired with artists/mentors will be auctioned at Finn’s Food & Spirits at 7 p.m. Attendees may view the artwork for sale, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and vote for their favorite work of art with their dollars in the People’s Choice contest. The art auction will begin at 8 p.m.  

The “Bad Art by Good People” title is meant to be tongue in cheek. The end-product of the community leader working with an artist/mentor will more than likely be good. Community leaders were matched with artists/mentors by drawing names out of a hat back in November.

Tickets are $20 per person ($25 at the door, if available). Due to limited space, pre-registration and pre-payment is required. To buy tickets, call 573-221-6545 or visit 105 S. Main. All proceeds will benefit the Hannibal Arts Council and its programs. 

The artist/mentor/community leader teams are:

  • Steve Ayers – Kristy Trevathan, Prestige Realty
  • Brenda Benson – Andy Dorian, City of Hannibal Central Services
  • Rebecca Butler – Katy Ayers-Welch, Java Jive
  • Kim Caisse – Todd Ahrens, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System
  • Michael Chlebanowski – Randy Jobe, Hannibal Clinic
  • Kelly Eddington – Arif Dağın, LaBinnah Bistro
  • Brenda Beck Fisher – Corey Mehaffy, Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council
  • Patricia Garey – Carl Watson, F&M Bank and Trust Company
  • Pat Kerns – Faye Dant, Jim’s Journey Huck Finn Freedom Center
  • Josh McCurdy – Susan Johnson, Hannibal Public Schools
  • Deb Myers – Tegan Orpet, KHQA
  • Stephen Schisler – Mark Wasinger, Wasinger Parham, L.C.
  • Nick Sorrill – Lisa Peck, City of Hannibal City Manager
  • Cyndi Taylor – Andrea Campbell, Board of Public Works
  • James Zimmerman – Michael Riesenbeck, Golden Eagle Distributing

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