Join Us for this Special Benefit Event
The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina was pleased to present this special Mad about Plaid event. Click on the image or title to view details.
Mad about Plaid Gala Live Auction Items
We assembled an amazing array of auction items for the Mad about Plaid Gala! There were several fabulous trips, unique experiences, dinners, wine and more! Take a look!
Come Sail Away With Me - Everyone needs a little Serenity now and then and that’s what your party of four will get on this 36 ft. privately owned Catalina 350 Sailboat. Captain and First Mate, Bill and Judith Lawrenson, are ASA certified sailors with thousands of miles of sailing experience under their seaworthy belts. From the beautiful marina in picturesque Windmill Harbour you’ll take a leisurely sail on our beautiful local waters to a charming destination such as Harbour Town or Daufuskie Island. You can begin your journey with brunch or lunch at the South Carolina Yacht Club or choose to dock for lunch. Sit back, relax and enjoy beverages and snacks onboard or maybe get a few sailing tips from your experienced hosts. (Select a mutually agreed upon date and location. Must be redeemed by December 15, 2015.)
That’s Entertainment - Blithe Spirit on the USC Beaufort Campus; Hilton Head Choral Society, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and State Fair at the May River Theater (four tickets); The Historic Savannah Theater for either Jukebox!: Hits from the Past or Savannah Live. Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance package includes 4 Festival Passes for the October 24 Savannah Speed Classic; October 31 Car Club Showcase; and November 1 Concours d’Elegance. (Two tickets for all shows except as noted.) What is great entertainment without a great meal? Alfred’s Restaurant, Carolina Room at The Westin, Lucky Rooster, Pomodori Italian Eatery, Porter & Pig, Santa Fe Café, Sigler’s Rotisserie & Seafood, Sunset Grille, and Vine invite you to let them do the cooking before you head out for the evening. (Values and expiration dates on dining certificates vary by restaurant.)
Riviera Maya for Six - Immerse yourself in Mayan culture during your weeklong stay at the Riviera Maya, located just south of Cancun on a 62-mile stretch of white sandy beaches on the Yucatan Peninsula. With nearly 1900 sq. ft., your palatial Grand Master Suite sleeps up to 6 with two-bedrooms and two-baths, giving your family and friends plenty of space to relax between adventures in the large balcony plunge pool. The resort offers more restaurants than days of the week and don’t forget to experience 'JOYÀ' by Cirque du Soleil® just minutes away. The Riviera Maya is steeped in native tradition and rich with the luxurious conveniences of a five-star resort. (Must be enjoyed by December 2016 and reservations can be made with the resort a maximum of five months prior to check-in. Christmas and New Year’s weeks and the week before and after Easter are not available. Check-in days are Friday through Monday and transportation from the airport is provided.)
Bored With Bordeaux? Never! - Truly the centerpiece of this rare 1st and 2nd growth lot is the Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Premiere Cru Classe Pauillac 1959 with its exotic, silky, rich textures, incredible length, persistence of flavor and expansiveness on the palate. Impressive enough that it was rated 100 points by Robert Parker and Falstaff Magazine. Not to be overlooked is the Double Magnum of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Premiere Cru Classe Pauillac 1970 with its deep mature color; cedary nose; firm classic Cabernet, rich and oaky; and impeccable balance with very good length. Rated 91 and 89 points by Falstaff Magazine and Cellar Tracker, respectively, this bottle is worthy of a very special occasion.
Rounding out this exceptional lot are three (3) bottles each of the Second Growth Chateau Leoville Barton, St. Julien 1955 and 1960. Leoville Barton is a sturdy, structured Bordeaux. The best vintages often require decades of age before drinking making these six (6) bottles ready to enjoy now.
Batter Up - The Yankees – Red Sox rivalry is one of the most famous and fiercest in all of sports and you and another lucky sports enthusiast will be sitting in the Fully Catered VIP Luxury Suite on Thursday, October 1, 2015 to watch these famous teams butt heads once again in this last of a four game series. The trip includes a once in a lifetime VIP Tour of Yankee Stadium and the chance to meet Yankee World Series Champion David Wells. Wear your favorite team’s colors to match your choice of a Yankee’s or Red Sox ball cap. Transportation is easily available between the stadium and your host hotel, the Renaissance 57, where you will enjoy two nights accommodations in midtown Manhattan. Go Yankees….or Red Sox! (Airfare and transportation not included; the MLB reserves the right to adjust schedule at any time. This game is scheduled to begin at 7:05 pm.)
Making Magical Memories - The Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard is ideally located near many Orlando attractions, restaurants and world-class shopping venues. This luxury hotel features 315 guest rooms where you will have your choice of two queens or a king sized bed for your two-night stay, each with a furnished balcony perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or an evening cocktail. Nothing is more synonymous with Orlando than Walt Disney World. With four, 1-day Park Hopper passes you can go to and from all four of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks; Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and Disney's Animal Kingdom. A perfect getaway for the two of you or a special surprise for the grandchildren! (The Westin Orlando must be enjoyed by December 31, 2015.)
Wish You Were a Top Gun? - Have you ever dreamed of being a Fighter Pilot? If so, here is your chance. By accepting this mission you promise to: enjoy your one-hour private flight experience in which you will do all of the flying (except for takeoff and landing); hold your own in a “Dog Fight”; smile for the camera as your entire experience will be video recorded for posterity; and finally welcome your post flight skill and maneuver analysis. Think you are ready? The cockpit door is open, so climb right in! (Flying requirements: minimum age 15, maximum weight 250 lbs., and maximum height 6’6’. Deployment locations are available nationwide in 2015 with the closest located in Charleston between November 20-22 and Atlanta between November 6-8.)
Chow Down with the Chairman - This ain’t your daddy’s backyard barbeque. Arts Center Board Chairman Rich Speer and his wife Tami have promised a barbeque to end all barbeques at their beautiful oceanfront home. You will choose the menu for your party of eight in advance – baby back ribs that fall off the bone, sizzling steaks, or shrimp kabobs – and of course, no barbeque is complete without an array of sides and a delicious dessert to satisfy your appetite. Beverages include wine, beer, and soft drinks. (This adults-only barbeque for eight guests must be arranged on a mutually agreed upon day and time and enjoyed by 10/1/2015.)
2015 Tony Awards for Two - There’s no place like the Big Apple to see the top stars of Broadway on Tony night! Spend two glorious nights at the oh so trendy Four Diamond boutique Muse Hotel, snug in the theater district just off Times Square. Check-in to this urban oasis on Saturday June 6, 2015, and attend the 69th Annual Broadway Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015. The Muse Hotel is also within easy walking distance to the best of Midtown, including Times Square, Broadway, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue shopping.
Chef for a Day! - Are your friends foodies? If so, gather 8 of them at the South Carolina Yacht Club and enjoy an evening alongside Chef Kevin as he helps to sharpen your culinary skills! Celebrate a birthday or other special occasion with a cooking class where you will help prepare your 4 course dinner. Wine, specifically paired with your meal, will be chosen from the Club’s wine cellar. (This evening for 8 must be arranged on a mutually agreed upon date by March 2016 between the South Carolina Yacht Club and the winning bidder.)
Bienvenudos a Costa Rica - Nestled on Costa Rica’s most private beach rests Palacio Tropical, a 10,000 sq. ft. oceanfront estate. Eight elegantly appointed bedroom suites each with private bath and TV, a large pool with patio bar and Jacuzzi, sun deck, balconies, and all of the modern conveniences of home – only better – make this the perfect destination for a family reunion, group getaway, or small destination wedding. Relax poolside, stroll along two miles of private beach, or treat yourself to a round of golf, a massage or facial. Seeking adventure? Book Deep Sea or In Shore Fishing, Zipline Tours in Montezuma, Snorkeling, Guided ATV tours, or Horseback Riding in the Jungle or on the Beach. The home is fully staffed with maids, servers, a cook and driver to cater to your every need. While food and beverage expenses are not included, the staff is happy to shop for your favorites and prepare your meals. The owners have literally thought of everything. (The weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve are not available; best for up to eight couples or one big happy family.)
Barrels of Bourbon, Oh My! - You and a guest will travel through beautiful vistas to Bourbon Country where you’ll learn about the history of bourbon and the process by which it is made. Expertly guided for the day by your private guide/driver from Mint Julep Tours, you will choose two distilleries from among Woodford, Makers Mark, Wild Turkey, Jim Beam, and Four Roses to tour and sample Kentucky’s finest. Between distilleries you will savor lunch at a delicious southern eatery before heading off to continue your tour and tasting. There will also be time to explore Louisville during your two-night stay at the Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel where your private driver will pick you up and drop you off on the day of your tour. (Bourbon Country Tour may be scheduled anytime with the exception of Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Thunder Weekends.)
Oh Captain, My Captain…Be a Captain - This is not your ordinary three-hour tour. You and a fellow sailor will learn how to navigate a Harbor 20 from legendary sailor and Captain John Rumsey, former Captain of the HMS Bounty. This 20 ft. keel boat has a comfortable 9-foot cockpit so you will sit inside, not on the deck, and the self-tacking jib makes the Harbor 20 enjoyable and easy to sail. Your adventures will begin at the South Carolina Yacht Club and in each of your three, 3-hour lessons Captain John will teach you all there is to know about sailing this fun and fast sailboat. Following your final lesson you will have a celebratory lunch compliments of the South Carolina Yacht Club. (Lessons to be scheduled at mutually agreed upon days either in the morning or afternoon based on the weather.)
”It’s Time” for Walter Palmer - The “one and only” Walter Palmer is Hilton Head Island’s most engaging sculptor and so are his works of art. For over 40 years Palmer has created whimsical and enchanting sculptures featuring his signature birds and “It’s Time” is no exception. Measuring 26” x 8 ½” x 5 ¼” this fiberglass piece painted with a bronze finish mounted on a wood base would be the perfect addition to any décor. Other than his obvious talent, the most powerful aspect of Palmer’s work involves a difficult and rare quality seldom found in the world of contemporary art: His pieces make you smile.
Dined and Gone to Heaven - Gracious host and hostess, aka your barkeep and server, Berry and Ruthie Edwards invite you to their lovely Baynard Park home for an evening of delicious cuisine prepared by one of Hilton Heads most sought after caterers, Lori Craven. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in specialized catering to the party, Lori and her professional staff will create a memorable evening for you and your guests. Your customized menu will include hors d’oeuvres, either soup or salad, entrée, and of course dessert, incorporating seasonal and local offerings using only the finest ingredients to create dishes designed to delight. No fine dining experience is complete without wine pairings and this evening will be no exception with wines personally selected by Jim and Liz MacLeod to beautifully complement your meal. (This evening for 8 must be arranged on a mutually agreed upon date between the Edwards, Lori Craven Catering, and the winning bidder/s. Catering budget $800. Gratuity not included.)
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Past Special Events
Here is a look at some photographs from of our past events at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
Santa, Mrs. Claus and their trusty reindeer Rudolph helped kick off the holiday season at the Town’s official Christmas Tree Lighting
Youth ArtsFest ~ Community Festival