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Art Silent AuctionVIEW ITEMS
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Not Attending?You can still participate in the auction!
Celebrate the Arts 2023
5:30-7:00 pm: Social Hour and Online Art Auction in Monte Pearson Gallery
7:00-8:00 pm: Buffet Dinner by Yesterdays Restaurant in Pomerantz Hall
8:00pm: Live Auction in Pomerantz Hall. See Page 3 for Live Auction Items
*Online Art Auction will close 15 minutes after the live auction.
Online auction items will be on display starting April 27th. These items will be up for bid until approximately 8:45pm June 3, 2023, the evening of our event. You will be notified via text 15 minutes before the auction will close. Bidding will take place in a no contact manner on your smart phone by texting CTA2023 to 762-78. You may participate in the online auction even if you aren't present at the event! Interested in bidding, but may need it shipped? Email [email protected] with the item and your shipping address, and we will get an estimate to you.
LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
Please see below for our fabulous live auction items.
The live auction will start on June 3, 2023 at 8:00pm the evening of the event.
1. FOLK ART TABLE
Hand crafted out of the old Arnolds Park Amusement Park roller coaster lumber, be the owner of
this one of a kind nostalgic conversation piece. The perfect addition to your Okoboji lake home!
Hand Crafted by Wayne Finnern and donated by Wayne & Connie Finnern.
2. ROUND LAKE WINERY
Enjoy a wine and food pairing dinner at Round Lake Vineyards & Winery with a round trip bus
ride for 10 people. Must be scheduled on a week night and booked two weeks in advance in
2023. Donated by Round Lake Vineyards & Winery.
3. DUDLEY'S GARAGE PACKAGE PRIVATE BOWLING & PIZZA PARTY
Bowl all four lanes for up to three hours and enjoy three different appetizers, with a large
variety of savory pizzas, sweet dessert pizzas and tap beer towers. Invite up to 20 people.
Must make reservation in advance. Donated by Jim and Tresa Hussong.
4. AN OKOBOJI VIP EXPERIENCE!
Enjoy an evening out with everything Okoboji on Saturday, July 8, 2023. Start your evening out
with a Teppanyaki dinner at Yesterdays Restaurant. Watch as your meal is prepared and served
by your personal chef. Choose from a Variety of Japanese inspired entrees. Following a
fabulous meal, make your way down to Preservation Plaza to enjoy Live at the Lake concert
Jump! A Van Halen Experience a top the newly constructed concert deck. Enjoy two free drink
tickets and an Okoboji favorite Nutty Bar while you enjoy the concert. Don't forget to stay for
the fireworks! This experience is available for up to 10 guests. Available only on July 8, 2023.
Dinner and drinks donated by Yesterdays Restaurant. Concert deck experience, drink tickets
donated by Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Nutty bars donated by The Nutty Bar Stand.
5. HI-LO CLUB FOUR COURSE DINNER AND WINE PAIRING
Enjoy a relaxing chauffeured round-trip ride in Jim's newly restored 63' Cadillac Limo.
Four-course dinner with hand-selected wine pairings for each course for 4-6 people. Must
make reservation in advance. Donated by Jim and Tresa Hussong.
6. FRAMED ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR BY BEVERLY PEARSON
An accomplished and exhibited artist herself, Bev loved making art and learning from other artists.
Her own well-appointed studio was home to paint and make wonderful things, all while fostering
the love of the arts with so many. Now is your opportunity to own your own piece by Bev, framed in
archival materials by Carol's Cottage in Spirit Lake. Donated by Pokey and Colin Jensen
7. DINNER WITH A VIEW
Enjoy a multi course dinner for 10-14 crafted by Chef Susanne Bicknese at the beautiful West
Lake Okoboji home of Owen & Becca Stockdale. Must be used in the summer of 2023.
Donated by Becca & Own Stockdale
Dinner Menu Catered by Yesterdays
Hors D'oeuvres: Classic Deviled Eggs, Italian Sausage, Mozzarella, and Roasted Red Pepper Bites
Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews.
Tenderloin of Beef
Dessert: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp