Celebrate Architecture Gala
Proceeds from the Gala benefit the programs of the Architecture Center Houston (ArCH).
Place your bid in the 2022 Celebrate Architecture Silent Auction!
The 2022 Celebrate Architecture Gala Silent Auction will be using HANDBID, a mobile silent auction platform that allows you to bid from your smartphone or desktop computer. Instructions for downloading and using the app are listed below.
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STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE HANDBID APP
If you have an iPhone or Android, you can download the Handbid app from the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store. Please note we strongly recommend you “accept notifications from this app” when you open it. This will allow you to get push notifications for “Outbid” messages during the auction.
STEP 2: SIGN UP***
Next, you can create an account. From the Handbid App home screen, tap on the “GET STARTED” button and follow the prompts to get set up for bidding. You will be prompted to add your payment information to your profile in advance of bidding. A credit card will be required in order for you to place a bid.
STEP 3: SEARCH FOR THE EVENT
Under "ALL EVENTS", search for “Celebrate Architecture."
STEP 4: START BIDDING!
Whether you are bidding online or in the Handbid App, here are some easy tips to help:
· MAX BID: This is the max you are willing to spend for an item and Handbid system will automatically bid for you until you reach your max. Set a max bid and enjoy your evening!
· NOTIFICATIONS: If you have downloaded the Handbid App and accepted push notifications, you will be notified when you are outbid on an item. If you don’t have the app you will receive text messages from Handbid.
· DASHBOARD: Monitor what you are currently winning and losing on the Dashboard screen in your app or online.
STEP 5: PAY FOR YOUR WINNING ITEM!
If you are a winning bidder at auction close, Handbid makes it easy to pay for your item(s) directly in the app, with a click of a button. If you prefer, an AIA staff member can process your payment at the checkout table. Please pay for your item(s) before leaving the event.
***PLEASE NOTE - LOCAL BIDDERS ONLY! We do not ship items; if you are a winning bidder, please take your item with you at the close of the auction on Saturday, April 9 at 10:30pm.
For more information, please contact Debby Joiner.