Online Art Auctions

Read This First: How Our Online Art Auctions Work

Welcome to Churches Thrift Shop’s Online Art Auctions! Please read the following rules before bidding. Thank you!

The items available for bids are listed below. Each item has its own post and comment section.

Please note: No one on staff at Churches Thrift Shop is an art expert or specialist but we do our best to present as much information and detail as possible.

Most posts include several photos arranged in a slideshow format. Please be sure to click the arrow buttons to view each photo, as some may contain important details about the item. 

If you see an item you would like to bid on, please leave a reply to the item’s post with your real name and the amount you are bidding. All bids should be in whole-dollar amounts. We notify winners by email, so please do not post your phone number or other personal details! Please ensure you have entered your email address correctly and in the appropriate field. It will only be visible to the site admin.

As of May 24, 2022, we are changing how reserve bids work. We are now making the reserve bid on each item publicly known right from the start. The winning bid must be equal to, or greater than, this amount.

The exact end date for bids is not preset, but items will usually remain open for bids for approximately two weeks, give or take a day or two. In some cases, if the reserve price has not been met, our manager may decide an item should be left open for bids for an additional two-week auction period. 

As previously stated, after bidding closes we will notify the winner by email. Please be sure to check your email regularly in case we have contacted you.

Please note: Unless you live outside of the Salmon Arm region, you must be willing and able to pay for and pick up your item in person within two business days at Churches Thrift Shop in Salmon Arm, BC, Canada. If you are unable to, we reserve the right to offer the item to the next bidder, or, if there are no other bidders, to sell it in the store, re-auction it, or take another action of our choice. This is because we have limited storage space and need to keep things moving to make room for new items. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation on this.

If you live outside of the Salmon Arm region and need more time, please call Churches Thrift Shop (250-832-8234) to discuss having your item held longer. Please ask for Diana or Lloyd.

When you arrive at the store and are ready to pick up your item, please go to a cashier and let them know you are there to pick up an Online Art Auction item.

Items are “as is.” No refunds or returns.

If you are looking for our regular Online Auctions, where we auction items other than art, they have their own separate page.

Thank you, and have fun!

The items available for bids will be listed below.

Sorry, there are no art items currently available for bids. Please see our regular auction items. Thank you!