Works of Heart is an annual event benefiting kids served at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. All funds raised support the Memphis CAC's work toward safety, healing, and justice for victimized children. Works of Heart. It works for the kids.



Do I have to go to the Works of Heart party to participate in the auction?

No, all bidding is online.


How do I access the online auction?

The online auction is at https://www.32auctions.com/WorksOfHeart2023. The auction opens Wednesday, February 8, at 8:00 am. You’ll want to register in advance so you can start bidding when the auction opens. It’s free to register, browse, and bid. Bookmark the site so you can return easily.


I want to bid! How do I register for the online auction?

Register for the online auction at https://www.32auctions.com/WorksOfHeart2023. Click the Create An Account link and follow the prompts. You must register to bid. Be sure to enter your phone number to receive text messages about auction items.


Do I have to give my credit card number to register?

No. If you win an item, you may enter your credit card or use your PayPal account to pay. You may also pay for your items at our auction checkout table at the party.


Why do you want my phone number?

You may sign up to receive text messages during the auction. You will get a text only when you are outbid on an item. Text messages will ensure you know the highest bid on the art you are bidding on.


Can I add my phone number after I’ve registered?

Yes. You can update your account at any time. Click on the Account link in the upper right corner of the auction site and follow the prompts.


How will I know if I’ve been outbid?

You will get an email. If you provided you phone number, you will also receive a text. The bidding can be fast and furious, so signing up for text messages are recommended.


The piece I’m bidding on is popular. Can I set automatic bids?

Yes. You can set a “proxy bid” with the maximum amount you are willing to pay for an item. The system will automatically bid for you until you win the piece, or the selling price goes higher than your proxy bid. You will only pay the amount the system bid for you. For example, if your proxy bid (maximum bid) is $500 and the item closes at $400, you will only pay $400.


How will I know if I’ve won?

You will get an email.


How do you prevent “bid sniping”?

Bid or auction sniping is the act of placing a bid, which will likely exceed the current high bid, as late as possible, leaving little to no time for others to outbid the sniper. To prevent this, all items are eligible for extended bidding.


If an item receives a bid during the final 3 minutes of the auction, the item end time will be extended to allow for 3 additional minutes of bidding. This process repeats until no new bids are received during the final 3 minutes of the item bidding window or the auction has been extended for a maximum of 30 minutes beyond the original end time. When an auction is extended, you'll see Extended Bidding messages displayed throughout the auction with a link for easily viewing all of the extended items.


Be sure to sign up for text messages so you will know immediately if you have been outbid on an item with extended bidding.


How do I pay for my art?

You can pay online with your credit card or PayPal when the auction closes. You can also pay at the auction checkout table at the party with cash, check, or credit card.


How can I view the art in person?

The artwork will be on view at the Memphis Botanic Garden from February 8 – 11 during regular business hours, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Of course, you’ll be able to see the art during the Works of Heart party, Saturday, February 11, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.


I’ve won! How do I get my art?

If you are at the party, you may pay online or at the auction checkout. A "Heart Hawker" will give you the title card for your artwork. Take the card to auction checkout to pay or for online payment verification. Present your payment receipt to the heart hawker to get your new art!


If you are not at the party, contact Tiffany at thoggan@memphsicac.org by Tuesday, February 14, to make arrangements to pick up your art at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center.


What are the starting bid and minimum bid increments?

Bidding starts at $75 and bid increments are $25.


When does the online auction start?

Wednesday, February 8, at 8:00 am. You can register and browse the art now at https://www.32auctions.com/WorksOfHeart2023 You must register to bid.


When does the auction end?

Bidding stops Saturday, February 11, at 9:30 pm. The party ends at 10:00 pm.



Where do I get a ticket to the party?

You may purchase your general admission at the event. Big Heart Lounge tickets are sold out.


Tickets purchased by 12:00 pm, February 8, will be mailed to your address. Tickets purchased after February 8 will be at Will Call. 


My tickets haven’t arrived yet!

We will have your name on our guest list at Will Call in case your tickets are delayed in the mail.


What’s the Big Heart Lounge?

The posh Big Heart Lounge features a full bar with celebrity bartender David Parks, upgraded hors d’oeuvres, live music by the 3 Degrees, and special gifts. Big Heart Lounge tickets are $225.


What do I wear?

The Works of Heart art auction party is a fun, festive event. Many people wear cocktail attire, valentine-themed clothing or other party attire.


Can I bid in-person?

All bidding is online. You can place your bids with your smartphone.


How do I bid at the party?

Each piece will have a QR code on a sign next to it. When you scan the QR code, you will be taken directly to that piece in the auction. You can place your bid there. You must register to bid.


I can’t bid!

You must register on the auction site before you can place a bid. Be ready for the action and register before you arrive at the party. If you are having problems registering or bidding, our Bidding Help Desk is located in the lobby ready to assist you.


Will I be able to charge my phone there?

Yes, there will be a dedicated area where you can charge your phone. Be sure to charge it before you arrive.


Where do I park?

There’s plenty of parking in the main parking lot of the Memphis Botanic Garden.


Will I see the art in person?

Yes, the art will be displayed at the Memphis Botanic Garden.


Is there food and drinks?

Yes. Your general admission ticket includes complimentary wine and Ghost River beer, along with delicious appetizers and desserts by Fascinating Catering.


I have a Big Heart Lounge ticket. Where do I go?

Once you enter the main doors, follow the signs to the Big Heart Lounge.


Are there t-shirts for sale?

Yes. Long-sleeved Works of Heart t-shirts will be on sale.


I got outbid on everything. How can I help kids?

You can donate on the auction website, on MemphisCAC.org, or at the auction checkout table at the party.