So what is Cartoons and Cocktails?
Have you ever seen an editorial cartoon in a newspaper and laughed out loud? Do you wish you could own a cartoon like that? Well, here's an opportunity for you to display one on your wall at a fraction of its value, and you'll be helping out two wonderful causes at the same time.
Founded in 1988, Cartoons and Cocktails is the largest annual auction of editorial cartoons in the United States. Professionals like you from all over the country are now the proud owners of unique, original hand-drawn or printed/signed cartoon art with final bids ranging from as low as $10. Renowned American and international cartoonists donate their work to the auction each year. They include Pulitzer-Prize winners Tony Auth, Steve Breen, Mark Fiore, Tom Toles, Signe Wilkinson and many others.
Your ticket gives you access to the silent and live auctions, impressive food spread, two free drink tickets (cash bar if you want more!) and a bid paddle. You will have the opportunity to stroll the room and inspect the highly-collectible cartoons before the silent and live auctions begin. And don't forget to introduce yourself to the several cartoonists, live in action, drawing the special Art-In-Action posters, also to be auctioned off to the highest bidders. Or for a special keepsake, have your image hand-drawn by our caricature artist.
You will probably recognize some of the cartoons being auctioned. Many of them were published in major newspapers and magazines. They cover the major news events of the year and are highly prized by collectors. What better way to remember the year than via a cartoon!
So join us and help raise money for two amazing non-profit programs: Young D.C. and the Cartoonist Rights Network International, benefitting local teens learning important skills and cartoonists around the world being persecuted for their craft. And be assured that this will be a fun-filled evening!