Coming into its eighth year, the Depot Theater Guild will hold the 5x5 Art Auction on Sunday at the Depot Theater.

"The five-by-five auction is art done on canvas’ that are five-inches-by-five-inches," Depot Theater Guild president Barb Straight said. "The proceeds will go to the Depot Theater Company."

To go along with the five-by-five canvases, the price of admission will be $5.55, and the doors will open at 5:55 p.m., and it is being held on May 5.

According to Straight, funds from the auction will go toward a $1,000 scholarship to a student who has participated in the performing arts, LED light strips for the depot to be used behind the stage, spotlights, laptops for the box office and bar, kitchen carts and a wine cooler for the bar.

"There will also be five specialty drinks plus margaritas and five special hors d'oeuvres for the auction," Straight said.

Several artists with connections to Dodge City who have submitted pieces are: Alle Craig in Georgia, Travis Bailey in Kansas City, Tara Hufford Walker in Wichita, John King in Emporia, Janette Benziga in Apache Junction, Ariz., Chris Stein in Jetmore, Kathryn Brown in Taos, N.M., and Inga Ojala, who also restored Salsa Man.

The local and area artists who submitted pieces are: Dave Wetmore, Patti McGee, Cindy Cammeck, Martha Kenton, Esther Abbey, Jennifer Nolan, Steve Giebler and Jack Stuart among many others.

Returning artists that have submitted a piece are: Joni Reiter, Pam Algrim, Mary Ford, Joanne Clark, Stephanie Keller, Bobbie Brown, Judy Bleumer, Mary Jane Eddy, Lee Battite, Susan Bunyan, Samantha Algrim, Dorinda Chilton, Jane Alderson Scharer, Elliot Funk, Tuan Tran and Cheryl Palkowitsh.

Several student artists from the Dodge City High School will have pieces submitted as well.

Straight added that a minimum bid of $20 needs to be made on a piece for the auction.

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