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ArtStart Pre-bid Preview

This year we are featuring a few of our stellar silent auction items and accepting pre-event bids.
 
Call in a bid for any of these great items to (215) 266-7750 or email it in before Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5:00 pm to Development Manager Karen Stachelek at kstachelek@parentinfantcenter.org.
 
She will keep you apprised if another bid tops yours, and let you know if you are the leading bid going into the night of the event.
 
Want to know what other items will be at ArtStart? Here is a preview of more of our Silent Auction items.
 
 
1. Private Tour at the Barnes Foundation

Explore the Barnes collection on a special, private tour for four. The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of post-impressionist and early modern paintings. Explore thousands of masterpieces, whose arrangements were decided by Albert Barnes himself.                  

Donor: Martha Lucy

Value: $250

Bidding starts at: $75

 
2. Dance Classes for One Year!

The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts offers classes from ages 4 to adult for various levels of ability in ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, acrobats/gymnastics and tap. The school was founded in 1960 by Joan Myers Brown who went on to establish PhilaDanco in 1970. It is known today throughout the country for its creativity and for preserving African-American traditions in dance.

Donor: PhilaDanco

Value: $600

Bidding starts at: $150

 
3. Tag Along with Craig LaBan

Tag along for a confidential, top-secret review meal with Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic, Craig LaBan. This opportunity allows for two adventurous eaters who will respect the discreet nature of a review-in-progress. Guests may not be involved in (or connected to) the local restaurant industry. A confidentiality agreement will be required.

Donor: Craig LaBan

Value: $450

Bidding starts at: $125

 
 
4. Stowe Vermont Vacation Get-away

Attractively furnished four bedroom, two full-bath chalet with three stone fireplaces and hot tub. Sleeps eight (8). Located 15 minutes from ski lifts, eight minutes from Stowe Village , and just 40 minutes from the airport. Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday. No smoking, no pets, cleaning fee of $100. Not available Dec 23, 2016 to January 3, 2017.

Donor: BJ and Gene Cohen

Value: $1,300

Bidding starts at: $400

 
 
5. Two Tickets to the PMA Contemporary Craft Show Preview Party

Attend the Preview Party Wednesday, November 9, 2016 and in addition to a cocktail buffet, you will get a first look at the works of contemporary craft by 195 of the best craft artists in the United States. See original works created in fiber, glass, wood, metal, clay, and more. Preview party ticket holders may attend the show every day it is open November 10-13. All work is handmade and available for sale.

Donor: Marta Adelson

Value: $200

Bidding starts at: $75

 
6. Horseback Riding Lessons

Use this item as a gift to yourself or to send your kid to camp. Good for four 1-hour group lessons (age 7 to adult), or for a week of half day summer camp located in Fairmount Park. Group lessons are limited to 6 riders. All you need to get started is a pair of boots with heels! Lessons are April-November.

Donor: Chamonix Equestrian Center

Value: $175

Bidding starts at: $50

 
7. Buenos Aires Apartment in the heart of hip Palermo Viejo

Escape for a week to this one-bedroom apartment (plus sofa bed) in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo Soho, close to designer clothes and shoe stores, restaurants, pubs, and many tango milongas. Ten minutes from the zoo and Jardin Japones. Located on a major taxi/bus artery. Kitchenette and washing machine add to your convenience.

Donors: PIC alumni parents Tulia Falleti and Richard Moore

Value: $350

Bidding starts at: $100

Call in a bid for any of these great items to (215) 266-7750 or email it in before Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5:00 pm to Development Manager Karen Stachelek at kstachelek@parentinfantcenter.org.

 

Want to know what other items will be at ArtStart? Here is a preview of more of our Silent Auction items.