Charity Auction and Art Show

Kumoricon has a long history of giving back to our local community. Since 2005, Kumoricon has hosted a Charity Auction benefiting one or more local charities. This year, we're excited to continue to dedicate our charity proceeds toward two beneficiaries: OHSU's Doernbecher Children's Hospital and The Greeney Family Fund for Japanese Track Scholarships at The International School.

For Kumoricon 2023, we are excited to feature a Silent Auction and Art Show, followed by a Live Auction event. Attendees will be able to browse items and place bids at their convenience throughout the convention. All Silent Auction/Art Show winners must be present at the closing of the bids on Sunday. Purchases will be able to be made after the clock runs out. Winning bidders of the Live Auction must be present during the event to pick up/pay for their item(s).

Silent Charity Auction and Art Show hours

  • Friday, November 17, 2023: 10:00am–6:00pm
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023: 10:00am–6:00pm
  • Sunday, November 19, 2023: 10:00am–12:00pm

Live Charity Auction hours

  • Sunday, November 19, 2023: TBD


  • Place a bid – An attendee can place a bid on an item by entering their bid and badge number on the bid sheet during the Silent Auction. All bids must be in whole dollar increments, and must not be less than the minimum bid price.
  • Winning an item – Highest bid
  • Winning bid payment will be done at the Silent Auction on Sunday.

Art Show

Open for viewing alongside the Silent Auction, the Art Show will be on display to show off our talent community. Featuring items from our Artist Alley participants as well as other individuals, we accept nearly all forms of art. We have displayed handmade bags, shadow boxes, prints, cosplay photography, and much more.

10% of the revenue from sales of selected pieces will go toward Kumoricon's chosen charities while the remainder will go to the artist.


What sort of items are available at Kumoricon's Charity Auction?

In order to run our Charity Auction every year, we rely on donations from staff, attendees, and our industry partners. Donations range from original artworks, rare signed prints, gift certificates, or even certificates for services (subscriptions, commissions, etc.). Donors to our Art Show may also indicate if they would like the sale of their item(s) to benefit our charities. Unique and hard to find items tend to do best, but we appreciate all donations.

How do I donate to Kumoricon's Charity Auction?

Contributions may be brought to a membership meeting, or mailed to the mailing address listed on our donation form. Donations may be brought to the convention; however, we may decide to hold the donation for a future auction. If you are mailing items, please include the Charity Auction Donation Form with the mailed items, or email a copy to We reserve the right to accept or reject any donation.

You may also email with any questions.

How do I apply to enter the Art Show?

You can review the instructions on our Art Show application page.