Auction at RIT is Snapshot of Holiday Giving, Dec. 18

Hosted by School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, donations to Community Darkroom

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People will vie to buy all kinds of items at a festive holiday auction, hosted by RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, on Thursday, Dec. 18. The event is free and open to the public.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Darkroom, part of the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education.

Items up for bid include digital cameras, photographic equipment, inkjet printers, software, and restaurant and spa gift certificates. Bidding gets underway at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Frank E. Gannett Building, on RIT’s campus.

In addition to the live auction, faculty- and alumni-donated artwork will be offered in a silent auction.

The remainder of the money raised will benefit two RIT student organizations, the Technical Photography Student Association and the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Honors Program.

Students are coordinating the auction and have been working with area businesses to obtain items. Potential bidders of all ages are invited to take part. Bill DuBois, professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, reprises his role as auctioneer.

Free pizza and soft drinks will be served. For more information, call RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at (585) 475-2717.