Beyond Baroque in Venice will host its first art auction with works donated by 25 artists at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

The event will be held to raise funds for the literary arts center’s Beyond Music program, curated by Daniel Rothman. Beyond Music features local and international composers and performers who explore diverse musical genres.

Among the artists whose works will be auctioned at the benefit are Ed Ruscha, George Herms, Ray Pettibon, Robbie Conal and Viggo Mortensen.

Music will be performed by saxophonist Ulrich Krieger.

Admission is free.

Beyond Baroque is at 681 Venice Blvd., Venice.

Information, (310) 822-3006.