The Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s 37th Annual Benefit Art Auction & Dinner will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at Point Lookout Resort in Northport. Always an eagerly anticipated event, the auction is considered Maine’s premier contemporary art auction and is CMCA’s most important fundraising event, providing critical support for exhibitions and programming. An opening reception for “Art to Collect Now” will precede the auction from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 12. The invitational exhibition includes work from 100 of Maine’s most notable contemporary artists, who have donated all or part of the Auction proceeds to CMCA. The exhibition will run through July 26. For more information or to purchase tickets visit cmcanow.org or call (207) 236-2875.