About the Auction

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The 2017 WVIZ/PBS Televised Auction: Thursday, April 20  Sunday, April 23

2017 marks 50 years of this WVIZ/PBS rite of spring when viewers can tune in to window-shop from the comfort of their own homes and call in or bid online.

The funds raised through the WVIZ/PBS Live Televised Auction help support your nonprofit public television station serving Northeastern and North Central Ohio.

WVIZ/PBS broadcasts quality, popular programs like Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, NOVA and PBS NewsHour, as well as educational children's shows, including Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dinosaur Train, Arthur, Curious George and Sesame Street.

We encourage you to support the 2017 Golden Anniversary WVIZ/PBS Live Televised Auction by donating an item or becoming a sponsor. Any questions, email us at auction@wviz.org or call 216-916-6154.

Donate Items or Services

We are now accepting donations for the 2017 WVIZ/PBS Live Televised Auction. The WVIZ/PBS Live Televised Auction cannot exist without the support of area businesses and private individuals. There are many benefits associated with participating in the annual event. The more valuable your donation, the more on-air promotion and visibility your company will receive.

  • Deliver your message to viewers in 17 counties, including viewers in Cleveland and Akron.
  • Reach potential customers who live, work and shop in your neighborhood.
  • Showcase your product or service on TV.
  • For more information - download and print out a donor brochure

To donate: Download and print out a Donor Form

Find out what items make great donations and learn how to have your donation picked up here.

Email us at auction@wviz.org or call 216-916-6154.

Sponsor the Auction

As an underwriter and/or board sponsor of the WVIZ/PBS Live Televised Auction, you’ll be associated with one of Northeast Ohio’s most respected, prestigious and visible non-profit organizations. To become a sponsor, please contact Lori Marks at lori.marks@ideastream.org or 216-916-6284.


Auction is a fun and exciting fundraiser! The annual WVIZ/PBS Live Televised Auction happens every spring. Volunteers are needed to help in every aspect of these functions.

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