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Online Auction

Art for Better raises an incredible
$4.5 million for UNHCR

An incredible $4,585,000 was raised for UNHCR, through the gallery’s first online auction, Art for Better.

100% of proceeds will support UNHCR’s work in providing life-saving assistance to over one million people impacted by the global refugee crisis.

Thank you to everyone who participated in making our first philanthropic online auction a success.

‘This fundraising project has come about through conversations with our community of artists and our team who join us in creating ‘Art for Better.’ The funds raised from this first auction we have held will support the important work of UNHCR, which provides humanitarian aid to people displaced due to conflict, famine, climate events and persecution where help is most needed. We’re profoundly grateful to the artists who are generously participating in this initiative.’Iwan Wirth


The UN Refugee Agency leads international action to protect people forced to flee because of conflict and persecution. They deliver life-saving assistance like shelter, food and water, help safeguard fundamental human rights and develop solutions that ensure people have a safe place to call home where they can build a better future.

‘With over 100 million people now uprooted worldwide, this support comes at a crucial time for our organization and the people it serves,’ says Shirin Pakfar, Chief of Private Partners and Philanthropy at UNHCR. 100 percent of proceeds raised in ‘Art for Better’ online auction will go to providing life-saving assistance to victims of global refugee crises that have displaced millions.


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