An Update on our March Online Auction

Regarding COVID-19
March 24, 2020
An Update on our March Online Auction

To support the Government of Ontario’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, and as a matter of care for our team, our guests, and our community, previews are no longer available for this sale.  As such, First Arts has made the difficult decision to temporarily halt bidding for our March Online Auction.

We are a brick and mortar business. We have always viewed the in person interactions at our previews as our great privilege. We relish the opportunity to speak with our visitors and are inspired by the conversations that take place during our public viewings.  We will miss, on a personal level, the opportunity to connect with our visitors.

The First Arts team will continue to serve you “virtually” and we encourage your enquiries by telephone or email. Additionally, we will be providing augmented ancillary material online at

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make decisions based on advice from the health officials, in order to ensure the safety of our community and staff. 

Our small team is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and encouragement from our collectors and consignors. We very much look forward to welcoming you to future previews and auctions as soon as possible. In the meantime, we hope that you and your loved ones will remain healthy and safe during this difficult time.

Best wishes,
The First Arts Team
Pat, Mark, Ingo, and Nadine

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