My wife and I recently sailed on the Miracle out of Baltimore....Park West held their Art Auction. We had never been to an Art Auction and went out of curiosity. We had a fantastic time.
At one of the auctions a Renior went for $350,000. So, we are not talking Black Velvet Elvis paintings on the side of the road. We were able to pick up a couple of nice Thomas Kinkade paintings.
Just for attending the auctions you receive free paintings. So, it was worth it. And "Stony" the auctioneer was informatative as well as funny. Laugh at his jokes and you will receive raffle tickets.....Just a hint for you future travelers.