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Art for All Gala 2019 Auction
April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
These irresistible packages will be auctioned off at our Art for All Gala on April 5, 2019. All proceeds support our arts programs – and you get to leave the party with an incredible prize. Click on an image or scroll down to learn more, and prepare your bidding prowess! More Art for All Gala details here.
Dinner for 12 at a Frank Lloyd Wright Home
Dinner for 12 Poolside or Fireside at the Rollin Furbeck House
You and 11 of your lucky friends will dine in style at the historic Rollin Furbeck House in beautiful Oak Park. Built in 1897 and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this exquisite example of Prairie Style architecture has all its original charm, and also includes an updated chef’s kitchen and an amazing deck and pool. A custom seasonal five course dinner will be provided by Limelight Catering (caterer of tonight’s delicious meal) including soup, appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. You will also enjoy expert wine pairings donated by The House of Glunz. Your hosts, Tom and Deb Abrahamson, are happy to provide a tour of their remarkable home, if desired. You and your guests may dine al fresco on the deck or in the beautifully appointed dining room.
Restrictions: Date to be mutually agreed upon between hosts and winning bidder.
Thank You: Tom and Deb Abrahamson, Limelight Catering, The House of Glunz
Lakefront Getaway at Madhatter Cottage
Macatawa Park, Michigan; 7 nights for up to 13 people
Nestled in the North Hill woods between an expansive beach on Lake Michigan and the Eldean Shipyard in Lake Macatawa, this cottage provides a warm welcome for families and friends. Relax with a book on the screen porch; entertain guests on the deck surrounding the cottage; or walk a block to the beach on Lake Michigan to soak in the sun, swim, or kayak through the channel from one lake to the other. Five miles from Holland, Michigan, 10 miles from Saugatuck, and 25 miles from Grand Rapids (home of the world-renowned Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park); a three-hour drive from Chicago.
Restrictions: Available for one week April 2019 through September 2020 (excluding Independence Day, Labor Day, and most of August). Dates to be mutually agreed upon between owner and winning bidder.
Thank You: Tammy & Eric Steele
Acrylic on canvas 60” x 72”
Take home a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork created the evening of the Gala by Urban Gateways teaching artist James Jankowiak, inspired by the live music of Urban Gateways teaching artists Michael Riendeau and Aaron Shapiro.
Chicago native James Jankowiak’s current paintings and installation focus on the role of color and familiar form as a means of communication in our day-to-day environment. His emotive abstract paintings explore the intersections between color, visual rhythm, spirituality, and music.
As a teaching artist, Jankowiak has utilized contemporary painting practice as a vehicle for social engagement with Chicago Public Schools students and teachers across the city for over two decades. In 2001, Urban Gateways was the first arts organization to give Jankowiak a chance to teach, and that relationship continues to the present day.
Restrictions: Acrylic on canvas 60” x 72”. Delivery to be scheduled with Urban Gateways.
Thank You: James Jankowiak, Michael Riendeau, and Aaron Shapiro
Golf at the Exclusive Kingsley Club, Michigan
Golf for 3 and lodging for 6 for one night just south of Traverse City, Michigan
Enjoy a one-night getaway featuring golf for 3 and lodging for 6 in the charming cottages of the private Kingsley Club in Kingsley, Michigan, just south of Traverse City. The golf course at Kingsley Club is intended to play firm and fast, allowing the contour of the ground to be an integral element of the play. The onsite cottages are located on the bluff overlooking the par-five 17th hole. Each cottage features a dramatic great room and four bedrooms, each with two queen beds and private baths, closets, and private indoor and outdoor access. Other features include a wet bar, screened porch, Satellite television, WiFi, and two horseshoe pits to settle all bets! The cottages are a great starting point for any getaway; whether you intend to play golf from sunup to sundown or simply enjoy a family getaway in Northern Michigan, the cottages will suit you perfectly.
Restrictions: You will be accompanied by club member Bill Sullivan to round out the foursome for golf. Dates to be mutually agreed upon by host and winner.
Thank You: Bill Sullivan
Luxury Resort in Mexico
7 nights for 2 adults & 2 children
This package allows you to choose from a luxury collection of beachfront resorts. Lodgings are located in stunning destinations along the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, where everything has been crafted for happiness! Enjoy luxurious accommodations, endless pools, world-class restaurants, activities for all ages, and a staff that caters to your every need. When you stay at Mayan Palace or the Grand Mayan, you’ll enjoy a vacation filled with fun, relaxation, and the very best service in Mexico. With multiple destinations offering uniquely beautiful locales, every trip offers new and exciting ways to vacation with the same comfortable and friendly atmosphere. This package includes a 7-night stay for two adults and two children (under the age of 11) in any of the following destinations: Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Nuevo Vallarta, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Penasco, or Cancún-Riviera Maya.
Restrictions: Expires 12/2020. Must be booked a minimum of 45 days in advance. Holiday fees may apply during travel weeks within seven days of a holiday. Hotel/Resort taxes and fees along with any room incidental charges are not included. Usage fee based on the size of the unit, plus a $50 Administration Fee is due at the time of stay. Arrival days offered for this package are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Thank You: Vidanta
Porto Cupecoy, St. Maarten
6 nights for 6 people
This beautiful 3-bedroom penthouse, located in Porto Cupecoy, is a perfect blend of classic sophistication and Caribbean comfort with modern convenience. The vibrant development is set around a marina and bay-front promenade with luxury boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, and the convenience of a gourmet grocery market. Cupecoy Bay Beach is just a two-minute walk from the residence, and you can easily access many of St. Maarten’s other stunning beaches for additional exploration – including the well-known Mullet Bay Beach, only five minutes away. Enjoy the wonderful amenities offered by this residence including a private elevator, three private terraces with marina views, tennis courts, a fitness center, and a pool with zero edge entry.
Restrictions: Expires 18 months from the date of purchase. Christmas and New Year’s excluded. Flights and transportation are not included.
Thank You: Getaway2Give
Mazzini 31 – Tuscan Villa in Monteleone D’Orvieto
7 nights for 6 people
Mazzini 31 is a luxurious and romantic 3-bedroom, 4-bath residence inside a renovated medieval palazzo with its own private 4-season pool, spa, and wine cellar perched on a cliff with a majestic view of a fertile Tuscan valley in the Umbrian town of Monteleone D’Orvieto. The Villa accommodates 6 people in king size beds. The house includes indoor and outdoor lounge areas to enjoy incredible views of the Tuscan valley. Amenities include a gourmet kitchen, microwave, espresso machine, gas stove, oven, small kitchen appliances, private wine cellar, washer/dryer, dishwasher, hair dryers, and books and games. Mazzini 31 is easily accessible to the main highway and sites of Umbria and Tuscany. Includes house cleaning and concierge service.
Optional Add-Ons Available for an additional fee (all for 6 people):
- 5-course welcome dinner with cooking class + wine
- Full-day private wine tour to 2 of the best wineries of the area with lunch and chauffeur for the day
- Private in-home massages
Restrictions: Expires June 2020. Add-ons are in addition to the winning bid for the package. Add-ons can be coordinated with the owner of the property. Winner is required to sign a contract with the owner to confirm reservation. No smoking. No pets. House is not wheelchair accessible.
Thank You: Luci Di Casa – Beautiful Homes, Inspired Vacations