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Join the fun and support the Arts Center's Bourbon Ball with your bid on Fantastic Experiences, Bourbon Delights & More! Submit your bids to Senior Director of Development, Linda Bloom, by 5pm on Friday, March 22 .

Email Linda HERE NOW or call 843-686-3945, ext. 303.

You may update your bid at any time until the bidding closes on March 22. All bid increases must be in the amount of $50 or more. Winning bidders will be notified the week of March 25, at which time payment will be due.

20 Year Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon
At the World Spirits Championship, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey earned a 99 out of 100 points, the highest rating ever given to a bourbon. Pappy Van Winkle's 20 Year retains its sweetness and complexity. Described by Preston Van Winkle as "Cognac-like," the flavor is intense and best enjoyed as a digestif. A silky smooth texture glides from dried, spiced fruits to creamy, honeyed oak. The finish is long and elegant. Drink this Bourbon neat and savor each sip––it's exceptionally rare due to its limited production and high demand. Serial number and code: B1507512:44M (Buffalo Trace Bottled 2015 on the 75th day of the year at 12:44p.m. on the M bottling line.)
Minimum Bid: $1,800                         Current Bid: $
Kentucky Derby 3-Night Extravaganza for 2
Saddle up for the one and only Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2019! Enjoy reserved Grandstand tickets in sections 326-327 with an elevated view of the starting line and final stretch for the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” Package includes seats for the Kentucky Oaks on May 3, VIP Fast Access Pass into Churchill Downs, and access to Sunny’s Halo Lounge rooftop party deck in the Grand Pavilion. You'll enjoy complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks and photo ops with celebrity jockeys while watching the races. Trip includes a 3-night stay at select hotel accommodations in Louisville and round-trip coach class airfare for 2 within the 48 contiguous states. (Valid May 3-4, 2019. Airfare taxes not included; subject to availability; nonrefundable; certificate cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Ground transportation not included. Winner will be contacted to book travel and lodging.)
Minimum Bid: $8,500                          Current Bid: $
Bourbon Trail 2 Night Adventure for 2

Barrels and barrels of bourbon, oh my! Travel through the beautiful Kentucky countryside on a journey to learn about the storied history of bourbon! The adventure includes two nights the Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel, and $500 airline travel gift card. You’ll be treated to two private tours along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail which include pickup and drop-off from Louisville, private driver and guide for the day. Day 1 adventures include a tour and tasting at both Maker’s Mark and Willet Distillery, lunch at Kurtz, and another tasting at Barton 1792. Serving food since 1937, three generations continue to prepare the Southern cuisine served at the family-owned Kurtz Restaurant. Day 2 features a tour and tasting at Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace, a delicious Kentucky-inspired lunch and a tasting Four Roses. Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply during Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup; not valid on Sundays. Must book within 12 months and travel within 18 months of certificate issue date.
Minimum Bid: $6,000                         Current Bid: $
George T. Stagg 141 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Named “World Whiskey of the Year” in 2005, this George T. Stagg aged bourbon is a prized acquisition. Distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2005, the double distilled uncut and unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the stuff legends are made of, and available in very limited supply. Aged 15 years and 4 months, only 95 hand-picked barrels were selected resulting in a "staggering" 141.2 proof. The glass bottle chosen for Stagg is designed to showcase the whiskey’s dark and rich color. Signed letter of authenticity accompanies this incredible bourbon.
Minimum Bid: $1,600                          Current Bid: $
Wine Tasting Dinner for 8 at SCYC
This evening will be a night of nights! Gather your friends and bid high to win this dinner with wines that most people only read about. The Wine Cellar is painted as a wine cave scene in France and is opened rarely for dinner, and only for special occasions. Enjoy a gastronomic dining experience created by Chef Nicolas Fazio. Each course will be prepared to match the extraordinary wines provided by Elaine and Jim Israel. Wines at this stellar tasting will include: 2913 Sparr Schoenenbourg Grand Cru Riesling Alsace: 2016 Beranger Pouilly- Fuisse Burgundy; 2014 Bouchard Meursault Les Clos Burgundy; 1970 Vendemia Especial Bodegas Bilbainas Rioja Spain; 1982 Ducru Beaucaillou St. Julien Bordeaux; 1990 Magnum Les Ormes de Pez St. Estephe; 1990 Baumard Quarts de Chaume Loire; 1948 Barbeito Malvasia Madeira.

Your party of 8 will taste wines that have been stored properly in the wine cellar of Elaine and Jim Israel. The Israels will join the evening and educate and answer questions about their wines, making this a truly unique opportunity. Tasting these rare wines will be an exceptional experience! Mutually agreed upon date.
Minimum Bid $3,000                          Current Bid: $

BMW Driving Experience 101
Start your engines! Class is in session at the BMW Performance Driving School in Spartanburg! Learn how to handle the curves and more during your 2-hour high performance driving session with a professional driving instructor. Schedule a vehicle overview to learn more about “the ultimate driving machine” from a BMW product specialist. Package includes a one night stay for two at the Greenville Marriott, shuttle service to and from BMW Performance Center and lunch on-site as well. To be scheduled on mutually agreed upon date; transportation to Greenville not included.
Minimum Bid: $1,200                         Current Bid:
Gold and Diamond Link Necklace
Feminine and flirty, this 14k gold necklace with diamonds will add the perfect touch for a night out on the town or special occasion. Delicate gold links total 27.11 grams and feature 1 1/3 CTW diamonds. 18” in length.
Minimum Bid: $4,000                          Current Bid: $

Cameo in Legally Blonde & Champagne Reception for 10
Join Elle Woods and the talented cast of Legally Blonde to rehearse and make a guest appearance in the Arts Center’s summer smash musical! Receive a cast-signed show poster, ten complimentary tickets for family and friends, and a pre-show champagne reception in the Heritage Room for your guests on your “starring” night. Show runs June 26-August 4, 2019; walk-on date to be scheduled with General Manager on mutually agreed upon date. Must be at least 16 years old.
Minimum Bid: $1,200                          Current Bid: $1,400
FAST & FURIOUS! NASCAR Driver for a Day for 2
Rev your engines for a driving event like no other! The 3-hour experience begins at the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup garage where you’ll check-in, get suited up and attend the Drivers Meeting that covers all training and instruction. Then head over to the professional superspeedway track and get behind the wheel of a full sized Indy-style race car during an adrenaline-filled 8-minute racing session per driver. Your personal racing instructors will communicate with you via 2-way radio racing electronics as coach and spotter to help you achieve fast speeds safely.

Trip includes a 2 night stay at a Hyatt Place, Hampton Inn, or comparable hotel, and roundtrip coach airfare for two from any major metropolitan airport to your choice of participating locations throughout the contiguous U.S. Choose from multiple 2019 speedway locations and dates; holiday blackout dates apply. Airfare taxes and $25 per person processing fee are responsibility of purchaser. Ground transportation not included. Must be booked minimum of 60 days in advance; subject to availability. Participant must be at least 16 years old, in good physical condition and have a valid driver’s license, maximum height 6’5” and under 275 pounds; minimum height 5’ and 100 pounds. Winspire Booking & Concierge Service will handle all details with winning bidder. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Non-transferable.
Minimum Bid: $3,500                          Current Bid: $
Wexford on the Water with Wine for 8
Wexford on the Water with Wine for 8 Beginning at the Wexford Harbor Center, your party will enjoy an afternoon cruise on the “Wexplore” pontoon through Wexford's 37-acre inland harbor while enjoying wine and nibbles with friends. The harbor features deep canals that cut a beautiful, watery ribbon through the community providing views of the canals, the private docks, stone bridges and elegant waterfront homes. The Wexford harbor is a certified South Carolina Clean Marina. Mutually agreed upon date.
Minimum Bid: $750                          Current Bid: $
Michael Anthony's Chef's Table
Woodford Reserve Pairing Dinner for 10

Michael Anthony’s will pull out all the stops when they host your party of 10 for a bourbon pairing dinner at Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana. Woodford Reserve is one of the finest bourbons in the world. For this unique evening, you’ll step upstairs into the Tuscan-inspired demonstration kitchen to the Chef’s Table where your personal server, Sommelier P. J. Myers, will guide you through a tasting of the Woodford Reserve selections. After the tasting, Chef Trey Place and Chef Patrick Neary will prepare a delectable four-course menu tableside, each course paired perfectly with a Woodford Reserve bourbon (or wine if someone prefers). This will be an evening of fine spirits and fabulous cuisine that you will not soon forget. Not available on Sunday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or during Heritage Week. Other date restrictions may apply.
Minimum Bid: $2,500                          Current Bid: $

These Great Items Are Only Available by Your Submitted Bid!

7-Night Stay at The Owners Club at Hilton Head
7-Night Stay at The Owners Club at Hilton Head Overlooking beautiful Broad Creek, The Owners Club in Indigo Run is the embodiment of luxury resort living. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home features 2 master bedrooms each with its own master bath and Jacuzzi tub. Up to 10 guests can vacation in this 2,000 square foot home canopied by beautiful oak trees flowing with Spanish Moss. Centrally located, enjoy world-famous golf, unblemished beaches, culinary pleasures, and sailing the sound. During the week, sample the delicious Italian and European cuisine at Flora’s Italian Café ($50), stop for a treat at a SERG restaurant ($25), and try authentic Lebanese cuisine including flatbreads and shawarma at Mediterranean Harbour ($50). Perfect for visiting family members, too! Accommodations based on availability; expires December 31, 2019. Blackout dates 6/1/19 to 8/31/19.
Minimum Bid: $700                          Current Bid: $
Stellar Savannah Staycation for 2
Slip away for a night at a Savannah gem, just steps away from the iconic Forsyth Park, the luxe Perry Lane Hotel invites guests to come and immerse themselves in all that is Savannah. Named to Travel & Leisure’s 2019 “It List” as one of the best new hotels in the world, the hotel’s contemporary design is mixed with a love for the historic city. Enjoy breakfast for two at the exquisite restaurant, Emporium, along with chef’s appetizer selection at the Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market, bike rental, car service within a 2-mile radius of the hotel, and more. Treat yourself to dinner at Vault Kitchen & Market ($100 gift card), a chic Asian fusion spot for creative bites and drinks in the historic Bank of America building in the Starlight District. Stop by the Toasted Barrel ($30 gift card), an intimate bar and outdoor café located in the heart of Downtown Savannah. Created by acclaimed chef Thomas Ciszak, “Toasted” refers not just to the 40+ Bourbons offered but also the variety of “Toasted Cheese” sandwiches on the culinary menu. It’s the perfect getaway without going too far away! Perry Lane stay based on availability; expires May 23, 2020.
Minimum Bid: $400                          Current Bid: $

Amiri Farris Original Artwork "Great Blue"
Award-wining artist Amiri Farris is known for his dynamic and constantly changing forms of art and his works have been featured in more than 60 solo and juried exhibitions worldwide. This 30” x 40” multi-media on canvas print is part of Amiri’s “Life Layered” collection. The unframed work is signed by the artist and will come with a certificate of authenticity. His works use photos combined with original imagery to create art that celebrates life and his contemporary experiences. “Great Blue” is printed on canvas with multi-media elements incorporated.
Minimum Bid: $2,000                          Current Bid: $
Backstage with Get The Led Out for 2
Rock ‘n Roll doesn’t get any better than this! You and a guest will experience Get The Led Out’s performance backstage where you’ll also meet the best Led Zeppelin tribute band out there, vouched for by Jimmy Page himself. Bringing the studio recordings of "the mighty Zep" to life on the big stage results in a night of rock and roll you’ll never forget! Includes two complimentary cocktails and Arts Center sippy cups! GTLO performs March 28-30, 2019. Backstage date to be mutually agreed upon with Arts Center.
Minimum Bid: $750                          Current Bid: $
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