Mentor Hosts Public Art Gala & Auction

The City of Mentor and the Mentor Community Arts Commission will host the city’s first ever public art gala and auction on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Mentor Senior Center.

Ten bear sculptures designed and painted by Lake County artists have beautified Mentor’s parks, buildings, golf course, and library, this summer as part of “Mentor Rocks the Bears”. Now, art lovers have an opportunity to own one of these limited-edition sculptures.

The evening’s festivities include:

  • A meet and greet with the artists behind Mentor Rocks the Bears
  • A Tex-Mex dinner provided by Moe’s of Mentor
  • The auction of the Rock the Bears sculptures led by auctioneer Pamela Morse
  • The opportunity to paint a bear of one’s own on canvas
  • Announcement of the winners of the “Mentor Rocks the Bears” passport contest
  • A performance by local rock band, Risk Factor
  • Chinese auction

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling the Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735. 21 and over only, please.


  • 5:30 PM Doors Open
  • 6:00 PM Artist Meet & Greet
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 7:00 PM Risk Factor Performance
  • 8:00 PM Auction

Mentor Rocks the Bears is sponsored by CCR Auto Body & Repair, Johnny Joo & Odd World Studio, and Pamela Morse Auctions. The Mentor Senior Center is located at 8484 Munson Road. Learn more at

2019-08-19T15:27:04+00:00August 19th, 2019|Press Releases|