Silent auction benefits free summer concerts at Levitt Pavilion

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Levitt Pavilion is holding a silent auction to support the 2021 season of 41 free concerts in Dayton.

Organizers said the auction consisted of six small packages of tables valued from $ 500 to nearly $ 3,000. All proceeds support the 2021 Eichelberger concert season of 41 free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton.

“The cost of producing a concert at Levitt Dayton averages $ 7,000,” said Lisa Wagner, general manager. “Fundraisers like this help us deliver these high caliber concerts, free to all. “

In addition to the auction, they’re raffling off a bundle of Downtown gift cards, made up of businesses around the Levitt that concert goers can take advantage of before or after a concert, or on any day.

Anyone interested in supporting free music for all through this auction and raffle can go here to participate.

The online silent auction will run until May 20 at 7 p.m. and organizers have said all auction winning items will be available for pickup at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton at an agreed time after the live event. No item will be shipped.

Levitt Pavilion Auction Item Descriptions:

Each of the top five auction packages includes a small portable Crate & Barrel table, perfect for your Levitt Lawn picnic.

Ohio State’s Ultimate Tailgate Table
Table donors: Susan and Mark Kash, Dayton Art Solutions

This table is perfect for the super Buckeye fan! Buckeye gear, Buckeye vodka, Buckeye… well you get the idea… win!

Romantic date table
Table donors: Rick Stover, 1880 candles, vintage plum barware, Square One salon and spa, Morning Sun florist

Everything you need for the perfect evening. Get pampered with a Square One gift card and Aveda products. Pick the perfect flowers with a Morning Sun Florist Gift Card. Sip in style, with six bottles of fine wine from around the world, and drink rare 50s and 60s tableware from Vintage Plum. Then set the mood with hand-poured candles in vintage vessels, from 1880 Candles.

Exploration station! Boonshoft Discovery Museum Painting
Table donors: The Boonshoft Discovery Museum

Boonshoft gives the gift of adventure to your family’s explorers. Discover new emotions and joys with full memberships and day passes to the Boonshoft Museum and Sunwatch. AND you hit the gift shop jackpot!

Peace, love and the Levitt table
Table Donors: Samantha Mang, Mike Elsass, Katie Clark Gabbard, The Glass Station (Liz Shinn)


ORIGINAL WORKS (see below)

“Peace, Love and the Levitt”

The crate and barrel “table in a bag” was painted by local abstract artists, Samantha Mang. Samantha is known locally for her “Salty Landscapes” and whimsical paintings. She is an active member of the Dayton Society of Artists and the Front Street Community.

“Brush Before the Brain” with Mike Elsass – Painting class and workshop for 6

Discover a world of creativity when you attend a “Brush Before the Brain” workshop with accomplished and renowned abstract artist, Mike Elsass. Mike will guide you and your guests through a 2.5 hour painting session. Mike will teach you to create freely, without restraint. Explore the energy of color by creating alongside Mike in his exterior Front Street studio called “Spanky’s” and walk away with a beautiful piece of art you created!

Mike Elsass steel painting

This original 12 “x 12” mixed media painting on rusty steel by Mike Elsass is from the Red Door Series 2020. Works in this series are on display in Manhattan and across the country at Miraval Resorts, where Mike teaches and is an artist in residence. This paint has a resin topcoat and includes a magnetic bar for installation.

“Chrysanthemums across magenta plates”

This original 8 “x 10” acrylic painting is from the “Vessel” series by emerging artist Katie Clark Gabbard. Katie’s work is currently on display in galleries in New York, Miami, Pennsylvania, and throughout Ohio.

“Bacon and eggs”

This funky glass plate was designed and created by glass artist Liz Shinn of The Glass Station. The Glass Station is a cooperative of 3 talented glass artists who create and share their skills and love of glass by offering studio workshops.

Start time and swing time
Table Donors: Kelly Taylor, Kay Sandusky, Miami Valley Golf Club, NCR Country Club.

An extraordinary golfing experience of the NCR Country Club AND Miami Valley Golf Club. Host a quartet at each club, including carts, and enjoy club swag by dressing up this table. But wait… there is more! Sharpen your serve with a 1-4 person tennis or pickleball lesson taught by Kelly Taylor, a PPR Certified Professional.

What’s for dinner is pizza for a year
Table donors: Donato’s Pizza, Suzanne and Todd Rogers, Carol and Richard Lundin

What’s for dinner? PIZZA! Enjoy a pizza for a year from our friends at Donato and dine al fresco using your portable folding picnic table, green striped umbrella and Portmeirion melamine plates.

Downtown gift card raffle
Raffle givers: Shook Construction and the Downtown Dayton Partnership

Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $ 600 bag of Downtown Dayton gift cards and dollars to enjoy all that Downtown Dayton has to offer before or after a Levitt show this summer.

The concert schedule will be announced on May 20. You can find the calendar of this summer’s concerts here.

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