Monroe portrait on eBay to benefit IBMM

Bill Monroe portrait by Aaron KizerThe International Bluegrass Music Museum is auctioning an original painting of Bill Monroe by Aaron Kizer in auction to help raise funds for their new International Bluegrass Center in Owensboro, KY.

The Center will offer the Museum more than 3 times the space of their current location, with larger exhibit halls, indoor and outdoor concert facilities, restaurant, library and many other amenities central to their mission of preserving the history of our music.

To date they have raised 75% of the $10 million required, with the cooperation of the City of Owensboro, but as is often the case, it’s that last little bit that takes the most effort.

And so… the auction, being conducted now on eBay with a closing date of July 28.

The Monroe portrait is an imaginative impression of our dear Father in blues and reds, painted with Valspar latex. This is a signed original, on a 36” x 48” canvas. Bidding starts at $1500.

If you have a spot on a home or business wall for this powerful work, hop on over to eBay and see what you can do.

Tax-deductible donations to the IBMM’s capital campaign can also be made online.

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