During the month of June, the annual JUANNIO Exhibition / Auction is held in Guatemala City. The main purpose of the event is to raise funds for the Neurological Institute of Guatemala while at the same time, exhibiting and promoting the work of emerging, national and international artists. In doing so, JUANNIO provides an exclusive platform for art acquisition of the highest quality by promoting art and philanthropy in the local Guatemalan community. The exhibition is open to the public for three weeks, during which time there are guided tours and workshops for artists and collectors, as well as the auction takes place. Each year, catalogues with all the selected works from the auction are printed and sold, providing a general archive of the artistic production of the period. The event gathers more than 1,000 people and is supported by its collaborators and sponsors. Artist participating in the auction receive the total from the sale of their work of art at auction, unless they decide to donate it totally or partially to the benefit of the Neurological Institute.