Benefit Auction Frequently Asked Questions


How late may I make reservations?

Reservations are accepted until the event is full. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. We suggest you make your reservations early, as this event has sold out in years past.  Reservations made on or before 9/14 are $55.  Reservations made on 9/15 or after are $65.


Can I get in without a reservation or purchase admittance at the door?

We do not offer new event registrations at the door.  This event offers a limited seating, If you decide at the last minute you would like to attend the benefit auction, please call to determine if  additional attendees can be accommodate. Call (252) 796-2787.


Will I receive a paper ticket in the mail?

There are no paper tickets, your name will be on file at the registration table.  Your bid number and information packet will be attached to your catalog and will be available to you when you arrive.


Where do I park?

Volunteers and signs will direct you to designated parking areas which include the visitors center, the Vantage South Bank parking lot, and Main street.


Where and when do I register?

The main registration table is located inside our Riverside Studios building at 202 Main St. and opens at 4:30pm.


Where can I stay in the area?

Pocosin Arts’ Riverside Lodge is the ideal location at $125 per room. Please call  (252) 796 – 2787 for reservations.


May I order a meal for a special diet?

We’re sorry,  we are unable to accommodate special dietary needs.                                      


What do I need to wear or bring?

There is no dress code for the event.  Wear whatever you are most comfortable in but be advised that there is no air conditioning outside and Eastern North Carolina weather can be unpredictable.


Are specific seats assigned?

Only those with table sponsorship will have reserved tables and seating.  No other seating assignments are made.


May I reserve an entire table?

Yes!  Please visit our sponsor page to reserve a table.


When will I receive the auction catalog?

A .pdf catalog can be emailed to you as soon as they become available and the hardcopy catalog will be available at check in.


What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept all major credit cards, cash, or check.


Is sales tax included?

No. There is no sales tax on Benefit Auction purchases.


When do I pay for my purchases?

You pay for your purchases shortly after the close of the silent auction.  You will be given a receipt to take to the artwork pickup area.


Can I have my purchases shipped?

Yes.  As a convenience we are able to ship your purchases to you for an additional cost.  Please contact auction@pocosinarts.org  if you would like us to ship the work to you.


Are my ticket price and art purchase costs a contribution to Pocosin Arts and how are these funds used?

Yes.  All proceeds from the Pocosin Arts Benefit Auction contribute to the success of our programs and events. The total value of your donation less the fair market value of your purchases can be considered a charitable donation for tax purposes.


Can I bid without attending?

Yes, we have absentee bidder services available.  Visit our Absentee Bidding page for more information or register now for absentee bidding.