Inaugural Rotary art auction in Mérida to raise development funds for Yucatan communities

“Imagine a world that deserves the best of humanity, where we can wake up every morning knowing we made a difference.” —Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-2023

Mérida, Yucatán — Featuring over 200 works of art created by 30 artists, the Mérida English Rotary Club and Club Rotario de Mérida will jointly hold an inaugural art auction at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11,  in the famous Palacio de la Musica in Mérida’s Historical Center.

The gala event will exhibit a variety of art pieces that can be purchased via live auction, directly from the artist, and through silent auctions.

The Rotary Clubs will use the evening’s proceeds for the development of the community and aid partner organizations in their local charitable works.

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“We are proud to join forces with other ethical and like-minded organizations, including the International Women’s Club, Progreso Apoyo, and Yucatán Giving Outreach. Like the Rotary Club, they work to impact the present and future of our communities directly,” says Neil Mandel, president-elect of the English Rotary Club.

“We’d like to thank our supporters and sponsors, including corporations and government entities that believe in social responsibility and giving back to the community. And a special thank you to the artists who offer their talent and creativity to support local causes. We’re grateful to Palacio de la Musica, Yucatan State’s Cultural Secretary, Easy Legal, White City Properties, Soho Galleries, Yucatán Magazine, and graphic designer Ivan Cruz,” the Rotary announced in a statement.

Tickets are 1,000 pesos and will be available here starting Thursday, Oct. 13.

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