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Update on the Carson Center's biggest party of the year! 

Browse and Bid On-Line June 11-18!

Support Your Carson Center’s 1st Party for a Purpose Virtual Auction~

The Carson Center for the Performing Arts will conduct its first-ever on-line auction for its major annual fundraising event: Party for a Purpose.  Bidding on silent auction items and premium auction items/packages begins on June 11, 2020, at 10 am and ends at 10 pm on June 18, 2020!  Winning bids will help your Carson Center heal from devastating financial losses and gradually return to our mission of presenting performing arts and arts education to the children and adults in our four-state region and beyond.

The virtual auction is the only Party for a Purpose activity available to the public this year due to public health restrictions against large gatherings.  Gather your friends and family and host your own small party at home with food and refreshments purchased from local restaurants, groceries, and other businesses. Bid together from the comfort of your home, deck, porch, or patio!

Generous bids can enable you to make tax-deductible contributions to The Carson Center, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts center. Win one or more of the many exciting experiences and unique items donated by generous individuals and businesses in our community and support your Carson Center! When you bid and win – you support arts education for children and youth, performances for audiences of all ages, Broadway musicals, big-name concerts, and other performing artists and theatre groups from across our nation and around the world.

Ready, Set, Bid!

Starting June 11: The Virtual Auction Brochure and Pictures, including minimum bids and auction instructions, will be available at

  • E-mail bids to  No bids will be accepted after 10 PM CST on June 18.
  • Live Tracking Document of high bids will be available on our website via Google Sheets.
  • Please call (270) 443-9932 x 235 or email with questions.
  • Notifications of new bids will be sent to you via email. 
  • We encourage everyone to submit a maximum bid.
  • Bidders assume all risks associated with auction purchases.

Follow us on Facebook to hear about exciting featured items prior to the event!  The Carson Center greatly appreciates presenting sponsors A&K Construction, Atmos Energy, Golden Eagle Distributing, Harrah's Metropolis Hotel and Casino, Massac Memorial, and Peel & Holland. 

Thank you for joining us virtually in 2020!  We look forward to being together and hosting you live in 2021!



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