ARTrageous is the fundraising event of the year! Featuring live and silent auctions brimming with art, jewelry, and travel and luxury packages, this will be a night to remember with top tier cuisine by Catablu and special surprises. This exciting and luxurious evening at FWMoA raises essential funding to help us continue to serve the community as the largest regional resource for the visual arts.
June E. Enoch Foundation
1. Key West Getaway with Private Charter Sunset Cruise!
Two couples or your family of 4 will relax for one week in the warmth of Key West at this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium, located just 2 blocks from the famous Duval Street and Old Key West attractions in the Truman Annex Condos. A shimmering pool awaits you on the property or take a short walk to the beach.
In addition to experiencing all that Key West has to offer, including breathtaking sunsets, nightlife, beaches and attractions, the FWMoA has made very special arrangements for a private charter boat with Captain Bryan Miller! All 4 of you will take in 2 hours of sightseeing, dolphin watching and picturesque moments. Captain Miller will pour you each a glass of wine as you take in the sights and scenery.
• One week stay in Key West condo for up to 4
• Private charter boat for 4 with wine included
Restrictions - Available April-November. Does not include airfare, meals and beverages, or maid service.
2. An Exclusive Evening in the Architectural Gem of the City
The Allen County Courthouse is a National Historic Landmark and the 2nd most important County Courthouse in the country, architecturally speaking. Experience the grandeur of this beaux arts masterpiece with fine cuisine, classical music, and behind-the-scenes access to places the public rarely sees. The Allen County Courthouse Trust has even made special arrangements with the County Commissioners to take you to the very top of the courthouse dome to see Lady Liberty!
Your evening for a group of 12-14 includes a 4-course dining experience and full bar by Catablu, musical accompaniment by the professional musicians of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, finely curated décor and fresh flowers by A Party Apart and Indulge Inc., and a personal tour from George Bachnivsky of MSKTD architects, a key figure of the Courthouse restoration project of 2002. Ladies, wear comfortable shoes as your personal guides Madelane Elston and Robyn Zimmerman take you through the glorious halls of this architectural gem!
By special arrangement, security, insurance and on-call maintenance are included so you may enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience in peace and total privacy.
Restrictions: Fort Wayne Philharmonic is available October-May only.
3. Beachfront Naples Vacation with a Day of Fishing for 6
It’s always sunny in Southwest Florida! Bring your group of up to 6 for a week in this newly renovated 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath condominium on beautiful Naples Beach with views of gorgeous Gulf of Mexico sunsets. Enjoy access to a heated pool area and proximity to shopping and fabulous restaurants.
Then, set sail for a day of fishing or boating off beautiful Naples Beach! Enjoy lunch, cigars, beer, bait and equipment on board. Bidder pays for fishing license.
Restrictions: Time to be agreed upon (Blackout weeks December 1 - January 10) Limit no more than 6 guests (1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 sleeper sofa). Boat available based on a mutually agreeable date between Oct 15, 2019 and April 1, 2020.
4. Four Night Getaway for 4-6 to the Heart of Wine Country
Experience California wine country in this modern rustic home in Sonoma County! Overlooking an exquisite 36-foot pool, this 2 bedroom home boasts breathtaking views of the Alexander Valley Vineyards and beyond. Minutes from the award-winning restaurants and shopping in downtown Healdsburg and steps away from world-renowned tasting rooms and vineyards, this residence is celebrated for its ideal location and accessibility.
• 4 nights in Sonoma County home for 4-6 (2 bedrooms with loft)
• 2 wine tours and tastings at Alexander Valley Vineyard
• Use of outdoor pool and bicycles for excursions
• A dedicated on-site concierge who works with you to create custom, detailed and over-the-top experiences
Restrictions: A stay can be reserved, based on availability, any time except Christmas and New Year’s. The nights must be used during 1 trip. At least one person staying at the residence must be over the age of 25. This certificate expires 18 months from the date of purchase. Unless otherwise noted, all holiday/event weeks start the Saturday before the holiday/event through the Saturday after the holiday/event.
6. Dinner by Chef Aaron Butts for 8 in Barbara Baekgaard’s Home with Fox on Main Insider Experience
Be a part of Fort Wayne history-in-the-making with Vera Bradley co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard! Your group of 8 will be invited to her home for a dinner prepared and served by James Beard Nominated Chef Aaron Butts with specially paired wines. Barbara will share information, details and design inspirations for her new downtown Fort Wayne boutique hotel, “Fox on Main.” Along with dinner at Barbara’s home, the package includes an invitation to the ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Fort Wayne in Fall 2019, and if that weren’t enough, your package includes an overnight stay for two at Fox on Main. FWMoA has made special arrangements for flowers and live music at your dinner and will provide a photographer to capture the evening. Custom invitations for your guests will be designed and provided as well.
7. Six nights in Basque & Bordeaux with wine and food tours for 6
This unforgettable getaway promises a unique food, wine and cultural experience midway between Spain and France. Your trip will be an indulgence of all the best food and art from the Basque country towards Bordeaux, in territories that are rich in traditions and ancient history. A voyage through the Basque country in search of traditional flavors will get your mouth watering for more, and here you will dine in starred restaurants and elegant bars. You’ll experience the innovative culture of Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum, and the distinctive architecture of this beautiful region. Finally, immerse yourself in Bordeaux, the ultimate destination for wine enthusiasts and the gem of the 18th century world Enesco patrimony. Your trip will commence at San Sebastian and end in Bordeaux.
• 3 night stay in San Sebastian, Spain (Basque region)
• 3 night stay in Bordeaux, France
• Chauffeured transportation with personal guide for the included excursions
• Full day Wine Tour of Bordeaux haut Medoc visiting 2 cellars with lunch included
• Full day Wine Tour of rioja Alta visiting 2 cellars with lunch included
• 1 Foodie tour savoring Pintxos, experienced on foot
• Transportation from San Sebastian to Bordeaux
Airfare not included.
7. Instant Wine Cellar - 100 bottles of premium wine!
Over 100 Bottles of Premium, hand-selected wine from FWMoA Donors and Kroger.
BECOME A WINE CONNOISSEUR with this AMAZING Instant Wine Cellar! You have the opportunity to leave tonight with more than 100 bottles of highly valued supreme wine!
Some of the premier wine included in this Instant Wine Cellar are Opus wine, Inglenook Rubicon, Silver Oak Napa Cabernet, and Chimney Rock Cabernet, and Cakebread Cellars Cabernet from private cellars and many FWMoA members.
Each bottle has a personal memory note attached distinct to the donor. As you indulgently linger over a bottle of Bordeaux, your heart will be enriched with the stories of how this bottle can be a part of your one-of-a-kind collection.
We all know wine is best when enjoyed with food! Catablu will provide tantalizing appetizers for your party of 10. Bringing this incredible wine package full cork, you will have your very own personal wine expert, Cameron, to educate you on your wines and the tasting notes in your selection! Cheers!
This package also includes a Whynter 20 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler with Black Tinted Mirror Glass Door and a wine rack from local artisan, Fred Inman.
• Over 100 bottles of hand-selected premium wine
• Appetizers for 10 in your home by Catablu
• In-home consultation with wine expert
• Wine cooler that holds 20 bottles and 1 Wine Rack
Restrictions: Wine must be picked up from the museum by March 16. Wine tasting and appetizers will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date. Any gratuity for party is responsibility of buyer. Spirits and beer not included.
9. One week in Beautiful Bali for 12 with chef
Immerse yourself for a whole week in an island escape where you are cocooned in peace, tranquility, local style and luxurious contemporary sophistication. From its immaculate, elegant interiors to the extraordinary service - this award winning boutique villa is the last word in spoiling and relaxation, taking the 5 star hotel experience to the next level. The villa offers everything you expect from the world’s finest hotels, with the added bonus of privacy and exclusivity – perfect for families or friends on holiday together.
12 guests are accommodated in 6 king pool-side suites, with en-suite bathrooms complete with tropical open-air showers. The staff to guest ratio is amazing, and the customer service philosophy is benchmarked against the most exclusive boutique chain in the world. The accommodation is lavish, the cuisine is decadent, and the service is exceptional. This is truly an escape of distinction – exclusive, sophisticated, and nothing short of magical.
•Pre-arrival guest preference and booking/planning service
•Airport transfers in two 7-seater chauffeured vehicles
•Concierge service during stay to arrange all bookings, tours, cruises, etc.
•Comprehensive villa staff, including chefs
•Welcome signature cocktails & non-alcoholic options
•Evening canapés on your first night
•Daily full breakfasts (à la carte). Other meals charged at cost of ingredients only
•Unlimited bottled water in bedrooms and all dining areas
•All-day imported teas, Nespresso and Bali’s famous local coffee
•Chopard® natural bathroom products
•Rooms serviced twice daily, including turn down during dinner
•Laundry and pressing service
•24hr Butler Service
•Driver/tour guide for up to 8hrs per day
Does not include: Airfare, Recommended travel insurance, Cost of food/ingredients to prepare all non-included meals, Bar service (alcoholic drinks), Fuel used for chauffeured vehicles during stay incl. airport transfers, In-house yoga and spa treatments, etc, Mandatory gratuity of USD550 (called service tax in Bali).
The night of the Gala, remember our most socially-conscious programs as you consider your gifts. Can't make it to the Gala but want to make sure it's a success? Visit this page to make a donation!
*Sponsorship commitment must be received by December 7, 2018 to receive this benefit.