This year all bidding on the silent auction and pre-event "armchair auction" will be done using mobile bidding. Mobile bidding is fun and easy for guests to use. It allows you to bid from anywhere in the room--or even outside the room.
No need to crowd around the silent auction tables, watching the packages you want to purchase. You can mingle with friends, walk around the room and even enjoy a sit-down dinner, while using mobile bidding! You can bid, watch your bids, and receive notifications if you have been outbid--all from your phone or mobile device!
You can use any phone, tablet or computer to access mobile bidding. As long as you have an internet connection, you are good to go! You can use the 3G/4G on you phone or the Art in the Loft wireless connection. No need to download any apps. You will get a text or email just before the auction opens. This will give you the link for the mobile bidding website. Click on the link, enter your bidder number and begin bidding!
Remember that all guests are automatically registered for the pre-event online auction, which begins on Friday, October 30 and ends on Nov. 8. That is a great opportunity to practice your mobile bidding prior to the event.
Click here to go to the mobile bidding website. You will be asked to enter your bidder number. If you don't know it, you can enter the phone number you registered and your bidder number will come up,
If you need help with mobile bidding or want someone to enter a bid for you, we will have Bid Buddies on hand with ipads and phones. They will answer any questions you have and make it easy to bid, even if you don't want to use your phone.
Art in the Loft is Northeast Michigan’s premier arts center and gallery. Located on the third floor of the historic Center Building in downtown Alpena, Art in the Loft is a hub of activity and creativity in the region. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Michigan through an arts center that offers learning opportunities and increases public participation in the arts. Each season is filled with special events, activities, exhibits and workshops for all ages. Art in the Loft is a non-profit membership organization and 501(c)(3).