Since 2001, Boise Weekly has given up its most valuable piece of real estate—the cover—to local artists each week. And each year we give them a double dose of love, auctioning off their original artworks and handing them a chunk of the proceeds. This year, the annual Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction will take place at the Visual Arts Collective on Wednesday, Oct. 17, filling the Garden City exhibition space with 52 weeks' worth of cover artwork. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the artists, BW's art grants and our journalism efforts. Even better, the $15 cover charge will be credited toward your winning bids. The doors open at 5 p.m., bidding starts at 6 p.m. sharp, and a no-host bar and appetizers from Bonefish Grill will set the tone for a good time. Don't miss this party—or forget your ID.