The annual Art for Franklinton Benefit Auction is an opportunity to bid on artworks from 2015's Urban Scrawl festival.

The annual Art for Franklinton Benefit Auction is an opportunity to bid on artworks from 2015's Urban Scrawl festival.

Murals will be auctioned off to benefit the George Bellows Grant Program, which provides funding in support of individual artists, artistic collaborations, and community-based organizations investing in the fundamental value of arts and culture in the Franklinton community.

"Franklinton's art studios, galleries, the Bellows grants program and events like Franklinton Fridays and Urban Scrawl make a significant statement about the neighborhood's role in building the arts in Columbus," Greater Columbus Arts Council president Tom Katzenmeyer said.

The Franklinton Arts District has, since 2006, fostered the arts and provided opportunities to artists and art enthusiasts through specialized programming and by connecting residents, businesses and local organizations to promote collaboration in and support of the arts.

"About 10 years ago, I worked in City Hall and didn't know Franklinton beyond statistics and stereotypes," Experience Columbus vice president, strategic development Mike Brown said. "[FAD co-founder] Jim Sweeney invited me to Go West and Urban Scrawl where I saw the DIY passion and energy of the artists, musicians and even neighborhood planners."

Tickets are $35 for general admission, $75 including a special preview reception. Tickets are available through franklintonartsdistrict.com.