Call for Art: Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Call for Art: Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

“Home is Where The Heart Is” is an art auction fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Durham hosted by Smashing Boxes and The Carrack Modern Art. The event takes place on Thursday, February 22, 6:30-10:00pm at The Rickhouse.

We invite all artists to submit up to five original artworks that address the theme: “What does home mean to you?”

*All participating artists may elect to keep up to 50% of the final bid price.*


Deadline to submit: January 19
Notification about acceptance: January 23
Artwork Drop off: Wednesday, February 21, noon-5pm at Smashing Boxes, 506 Ramseur Street, Durham, NC 27701
Artwork Pickup: If artwork is not sold at the event it will be transported back to Smashing Boxes and available for pick-up on Saturday, February 24, 9am-noon


Send an email to with the following information:

  • Artist Name
  • For up to 5 artworks: Title, Medium, Price, Dimensions (LxWxH, in inches), Minimum Starting Bid, and percentage of the final bid that you will donate to Habitat for Humanity (minimum: 50%)
  • For up to 5 artworks: Attach jpgs titled in the following format: ArtistFirstName_ArtistLastName_ArtworkTitle


Habitat for Humanity of Durham has been building, selling and repairing homes in Durham since 1985. We’ve built – and sold – more than 360 homes and repaired more than 400 more. The number we’re most proud of is 850 – the number of Durham youth growing up in Habitat homes. These young neighbors are able to dream brighter futures because of the stability home brings. Habitat believes that all of our Durham neighbors deserve a safe, stable, secure place to call home. Durham is booming, and costs are rising, while incomes are not. Durham Habitat innovations like small homes and its HIP (Homeowner Incubation Program) are helping provide more affordable housing opportunities for our low-income neighbors. Partnerships make Habitat’s work possible and we thank Smashing Boxes and The Carrack for your partnership building homes, hope, and community with us!

Contact at with questions.


Thursday - Sunday
11 am - 5 pm
and Wednesday by appointment

Call to Artists