4th Annual KIA Benefit Appraisal Day

Posted: August 20, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Department: Development
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

Appraisal Day Painting

Kalamazoo, MI - Friday, August 20, 2010. Who hasn't watched an episode of Antique Roadshow, and thought to themselves, "I wonder if grandma's old painting is worth anything?" or, "Grandpa's pocket watch looks just like the one that appraised for thousands!" Could your collectibles actually be hidden treasures? Come find out on Saturday, September 11, 2010 (10:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.), at the 4th Annual KIA Benefit Appraisal Day hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts!

This popular KIA event has limited space available. Appointments are strongly suggested, but walk-ins will be accepted as time permits on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Appraisals will be given courtesy of, DuMouchelle's Art Gallery of Detroit, one of the country's top ten auction galleries. DuMouchelle's professional appraisers will provide verbal appraisals for artworks, antiques, jewelry, and other items in your collection. DuMouchelle's appraises and auctions over 2,000 lots of fine art and collectibles each month. Please note that written appraisals will not be provided.

Due to timing restrictions, the KIA mandates a maximum of three items may be considered for appraisals. Coins, stamps and firearms are not accepted. For questions concerning an item you wish to have appraised, please describe the item and your concerns at the time of registration.

Registration is $15 per item or set for KIA members, $18 per item or set for non-members. All proceeds benefit the many free programs offered at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Don't miss your opportunity to find out if your family heirloom is really rare and valuable! Register with the KIA today at (269) 349-7775 or email.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.