Everyone wins at Lottery for the Arts

Annual fundraiser supports Roseville Arts
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Imagine a lottery where everyone who enters wins.

Those are pretty good odds, and exactly what attendees of the third annual Lottery for the Arts get — buy a ticket to the event and win an original piece of art from an esteemed artist.

The annual fundraiser benefits Roseville Arts, the nonprofit organization that operates the Blue Line Gallery on Vernon Street in downtown Roseville. The group also hosts kids’ art workshops, a poetry series and other programs.

More than 75 well-known regional artists donate their artwork for this event. Tickets cost $150, which includes two admissions and one lottery ticket. The ticket entitles the attendee to select a piece of art from the collection.

“As you’re having fun selecting pieces, you’re supporting an exciting schedule of shows that will pique your interest and inspire everyone,” said Blue Line Gallery art consultant Tony Natsoulas.

Each ticket has a number and the attendee puts the corresponding ticket into a bin. During the event, people view the art and mark down their favorite pieces. As the lottery proceeds, attendees cross items off their lists that get taken, and hopefully end up with their top choice.

Lottery for the Arts gives attendees a chance to collect original art at a reasonable price. Pieces available include a sculpture by Sandy Allie, a painting by Ron Oshima, a photograph by Craig Johnson, a mixed-media piece by Karen Burns, an oil landscape painting by Ursula Johnson and much more.

“This art event is far more exciting than a typical auction,” said Roseville Arts CEO Julie Hirota. “Everyone purchasing a lottery ticket will ‘win’ a piece of original art and the community wins because proceeds benefit children and family programs and our diverse exhibits.”

~ Sena Christian


Roseville Arts presents Lottery for the Arts
7–9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Art on exhibit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 8.
Where: Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon St. in Roseville
Cost: $150, which includes two admissions and one lottery ticket. Food and wine included. Proceeds benefit Roseville Arts.
Info: Cocktail attire is requested. Preview artwork and purchase tickets at