ArtStart Pre-bid Preview
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
Bidding starts at: $75
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.
Bidding starts at: $150
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
Bidding starts at: $125
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
Bidding starts at: $400
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
Bidding starts at: $75
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
Bidding starts at: $50
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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