The Benefit Art Auction + Concert unites local and national artists with the organization's community of art patrons to support participating artists and raise critical resources for Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Benefit Art Auction tickets include admission to the auction with hors d’oeuvres and open bar. Following the Benefit Art Auction, Bemis partners with Maha to create a concert featuring indie-rock band Deerhoof, the first show in Bemis's new performance venue, which is part of the Sound Art + Experimental Music Program launched earlier this year. Doors for the Concert open at 9:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at bemiscenter.org/benefit.