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BW Cover Art Auction Tonight

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We've given you plenty of time to pump up your paddle arm and pad your bank account. Now the day has officially come: On Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m., it is Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction o'clock.

If you aren't familiar with the spiel, we'll go through it one last time. The beauty-licious original art on all of our front covers comes from local artists and has nothing to do with the thought-provoking content that graces our pages. We fork over 150 bones to each and every artist, and in turn, they relinquish ownership of their art baby (muah, ha ha).

After the oh-so-generous Rick Jackson at Blue Dog Framing professionally frames each piece, BW staff takes turns visually spooning and whispering sweet nothings to the artwork for the better part of the year. By the time November rolls around and all the covers have been carted to the Idaho State Historical Museum, we start suffering from severe fits of separation anxiety.

Which brings us to tonight. The freshly art-deprived Boise Weekly is throwing a big ol' masochistic party where we will ply you with free food--and, if you're lucky, free shots--so that you can get screaming deals on all the art we have fallen madly in love with. All we ask is that you treat 'em right.

Mingling and art-perusing begins at 5 p.m., feverish bidding starts promptly at 6 p.m.

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