Arts Commission Hosts Silent Auction Fundraiser May 20 – The Advocate-Messenger


Creativity comes in all its forms. You can admire a museum full of priceless works of art. Maybe classic movies are your thing. Or, you get lost in a book of poetry or a recording of a Beethoven symphony.

The Arts Commission has a few different ideas to inspire, none of which can be replicated. Years from now you will have a memory and a story to tell of your own adventure, chosen only by you and shared with select family members and friends.

On May 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Clemens Caldwell House on N. Maple Avenue, the Arts Commission is sponsoring a fundraiser to support expanded arts programs bringing creative experiences to children and their families. In a new program, the Arts Commission is presenting a series of five free concerts this summer in different neighborhoods of our community.

To fund these and other programs, the Arts Commission has created a fun and laid back event, “Choose Your Own Adventure”.

Bidders can bid to take a plane ride with Jake Bell. Photo submitted.

Bidders can bid to take a plane ride with Jake Bell. Photo submitted.

Ticket holders can bid on items that are unique and, most importantly, meant to be shared. As you bid, visit friends, enjoy light refreshments, stroll through the historic home, and listen to live music provided by Kasey and Melissa Webb.

Maybe you’d like to take a plane ride over Danville with Jake Bell, or participate in the Run for the Brass. You might want to be a guest host on the Joe Mathis radio show or stay at the historic Clemens Caldwell House. There are tickets to theatrical performances and tours and tastings at a distillery and coffee roastery. You can take inspiration from local artists Brandon Long or Kasey Webb who take you behind the scenes of their creative process. How about a birdwatching walk with Mark and Joni Morgan, or a creek walk with Preston Miles to learn on our natural heritage?

The list is lengthened increasingly.

But you will need a ticket to bid in the silent auction! Tickets are $20.00 and include a drink. They are available by contacting the Arts Commission at [email protected] Tickets are also available at the door on the evening of the event. Bring a friend and experience the adventure of supporting artistic experiences for our entire community.

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