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Powder Hounds Art Auction

Powder Hounds Art Auction

100 % of the proceeds benefit the animals!

Powder Hounds Art Auction is snowboard art created by local artists that are featured in a month long on-going silent auction at various exhibit locations around Durango, CO  providing the community an opportunity to visit each location and then bid online. Not local? Not a problem! Visit to view all 20 boards up for auction and place your bids online before 12:00 p.m. (MT) Sunday, February 2, 2020.

What’s New in 2020

A curated opening art show will take place on Friday, January 10th from 5-7pm at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co. in Durango, Co This will be the public’s first chance to view the boards in one location before they go on display at area businesses for the duration of the auction. We are also offering  “Buy it Now” pricing available during the event and length of the silent auction!

Opening Event Friday, Jan. 10th from 5-7pm at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.- FREE Event! Fun for the whole family!

Join us for our very first Powder Hounds Art Auction OPENING EVENT at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co. on Friday, January 10th from 5-7pm! Come and view ALL 20 unique snowboards, meet the artists who donated their time and talent in creating each unique piece, enjoy light appetizers, cash bar and of course, chocolate! Your ears will thank you as you listen to the acoustic stylings of Durango’s own Robert Webster while you gaze upon each board. You can hear his sweet sounds at Place your BIDS on a snowboard(s) or “BUY IT NOW” with set pricing. The minimum bid is $100/per board. The snowboard silent auction begins Friday, January 3rd – Sunday, February 2nd! This event is FREE and open to the public. It is fun for the whole family! We hope to see you there!

The Powder Hounds Story

In the fall of 2018, Ray Phillips and his wife Wendy stopped by the Humane Society to drop off donations to our Thrift Store. Of course being animal lovers, they couldn’t leave without saying “hi” and playing with the dogs in our yard. Both were blown away by how much fun the dogs were having, and the dedication of the volunteers working with the dogs. They looked at each and asked, “what can we do to help?”. Driving back home, Ray and Wendy began to scheme ideas, Ray a prolific artist; represented in galleries across the US, Canada and Mexico, along with Wendy a freelance photographer and an avid skier with a resume of volunteer fundraising experiences knew there was something they could do. That’s when the idea for “Powder Hounds Art Auction” was born!

Goal: Enlist local artists to hand paint, screen print, carve or decorate used snowboards. Exhibit boards in and around the city of Durango, CO for a month long on-going silent auction, where the public can view and bid on boards. 100% proceeds from the Powder Hounds Art Auction will be donated to La Plata County Humane Society (LPCHS)

Auction: Powder Hounds Art Auction is a month long on-going silent auction of snowboard art by local artists. Art boards will be displayed at various locations in and around Durango, CO for the public to view and are available to bid on online at Boards begin at a minimum bid of $100 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit LPCHS. We will be introducing “Buy it Now” pricing for each board this year! Winning bids will go to the highest bidder on each board and will be announced at the closing of the silent auction at 12:00 p.m. MT on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.


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