„Ludwigsburg wimmelt“ Events - Graphic with the cover page of „Ludwigsburg wimmelt“

“Ludwigsburg wimmelt” Charity Auction

Author: Kimberley Hoffman
Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes


It is a great honor for me that my pictures from the Wimmel book “Ludwigsburg wimmelt” are being presented again in a second exhibition at the Ludwigsburg City Library. 

If you read my blog regularly, you will know that, unfortunately, due to Corona, all events around the exhibition as well as the charity auction in favor of the Förderkreis Burkina Faso e.V. Ludwigsburg, which were planned for the end of November, had to be postponed. 

“Ludwigsburg wimmelt” Exhibition and Charity Auction

It is with great pleasure that I announce my second exhibition at the Ludwigsburg City Library. It will run until April 8th.2022. At the finissage on April 8th at 4:00 pm, the highest bidders of the fine art prints of my illustrations from “Ludwigsburg wimmelt” will be announced.

Until April 6th, you can place bids by emailing kinderbuecherei@ludwigsburg.de. Please write your minimum and maximum bid with the page you’re bidding on in the email. Do not forget your contact information! (phone number, address). Remember, your bid is binding. And it is for a good cause, too.

I’ve been told that bids are already coming in. So don’t wait!

You can bid on the following limited edition prints:

  • Cover picture for “Ludwigsburg wimmelt” (DIN A3, minimum bid €100)
  • Double page 1, The Blooming Baroque (DIN A2, minimum bid €100)
  • Double page 2 The Horse Market Festival (DIN A2, minimum bid €100)
  • Double page 3 Monrepos (DIN A2, minimum bid €100)
  • Double page 4 The fairy tale garden and the pumpkin festival (DIN A2, minimum bid €100)
  • Double page 5 The Venetian magic (DIN A2, minimum bid €100)
  • Double page 6 Outdoor pool Hoheneck (DIN A2, minimum bid €100)
  • Double page 7 The baroque Christmas market (DIN A2, minimum bid €100)
  • Back Cover Illustration  Fireworks (DIN A3, minimum bid €80)

The Aesthetic

Close up photo of the Hahnemühle Hologram Certificate and my signature

I painted the illustrations for “Ludwigsburg wimmelt” digitally. Therefore, I had high-quality prints made for the exhibition and auction. The prints are strictly limited, signed, numbered and certified. As part of the charity auction, I will have one giclée print per page auctioned by the Ludwigsburg City Library.

According to Epson, the pigment inks used should last over 100 years under good conditions. Therefore, the prints are considered giclée prints. They have been printed on Hahnemühle Foto Rag by the company digitaloriginal.de. The double pages are printed on A2 landscape format. The front and back cover are each printed on an A3 portrait format.

It is really an aesthetic paper, thick and with a pleasant texture. The illustrations are nice gifts, not only for children, but for everyone who loves hidden object pictures, and especially for Ludwigsburgers big and small. 

Photo close up of one of the Hahnemühle Certification Holograms before application

The printing costs of the high-quality exhibition prints were generously sponsored by Silberburg Publishing House.

All prints are registered on the Hahnemühle website myartregistry.com. Just enter my name in the search mask. Each print and its certificate has a unique number. According to Hahnemühle, the holograms and certificates are forgery-proof.

If you want to get hold of a unique, cheerful, limited and signed print of “Ludwigsburg wimmelt”, perhaps even as a gift for a die-hard Ludwigsburg resident, you should definitely place a bid in the charity auction.  You will also be helping the Förderkreis Burkina Faso Ludwigsburg to continue its important work.

Burkina Faso

When the Silberburg Publishing House informed me last summer about the city library’s interest in presenting all my illustrations from the Wimmel book “Ludwigsburg wimmelt” in an exhibition in the cultural center, I spontaneously offered to auction them off during a finissage for a good cause, preferably for promoting reading and education for youth and children.

I asked Ms. Petsonias of the Ludwigsburg City Library to suggest a charity that was important to the people of Ludwigsburg and that matched my concern for the promotion of reading and education.

The entire proceeds of the benefit auction will now go to the Förderkreis Burkina Faso, which meets these criteria.

Burkina Faso, a nation in West Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. The Burkina Faso Development Association of Ludwigsburg supports many projects in Burkina Faso, including educational projects to offer young people a future. Its activities are concentrated in the town of Kongoussi, which is located about 120 km north of the capital Ouagadougou and close to Lake Bam.

Photo: Dating the prints that are in the Ludwigsburg Culture Center solo exhibit

The Artist is Present

In April I will be in Ludwigsburg. In addition to the exhibition and charity auction, there will be a great program taking place on April 7th and 8th. You can find exact details here in my event post about “Ludwigsburg wimmelt”.

When and Where

The “Ludwigsburg wimmelt” exhibition will be on display at the Ludwigsburg City Library, Wilhelmstrasse 9/1, 71638 Ludwigsburg until April 8th, 2022. The charity auction bids will be accepted until April 6th, 2022.

The finissage will take place at the Ludwigsburg City Library at 4:00 pm along with the announcement of the auction winners.

On Friday, April 08, 2022, there will be other events with the artist present – that is, with me. I’ll be crafting and doing a reading with children ages 4-8 years at the library, too.

Due to the prevailing Corona pandemic, only a limited number of people can be granted admission to the events. Registrations are accepted at the Ludwigsburg City Library.

All events will be held under the currently valid regulations in accordance with the Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

Please refer to the information at stabi.ludwigsburg.de.