2019 Artworks Gala
Bringing the Arts to Life
Friday, May 17, 6 p.m.
On a spring evening in May, Roben-Hood Airport will be transformed as we bring the arts to life. We will have specially selected beverages and delicious food prepared by Pere Marquette Catering. We will welcome our guests to a celebration of creativity which will include exceptional silent and live auctions offering the opportunity to support the arts and artists of our community!
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Live Auction Menu
Date Night Dining
Enjoy date nights with your special someone or treat yourself! Certificates for
$100 – Blue Lake Tavern
$25 – El Burrito Loco
$30 – Gypsy Nickel
$50 Clifford Lake Inn
$50 – Schuberg’s Bar and Grill
4 Stage M 2019-2020 Season tickets ($175)
$600 – Blue Cow Cafe
(12 $50 gift certificates, 1 per month, may not be used on alcohol)
Tamale Making Just for You
Learn to make tamales followed by an enjoyable authentic Mexican dinner with drinks for eight at the Hernandez home in Rockford on a mutually agreeable date
Thank you, Lynne and José Hernandez
Fit for a Prince Royal Dinner
No invitation to the royal baby shower – don’t despair! Enjoy this six-course gourmet English dinner with wine for six prepared and served in her home by Netty Cove on a mutually agreeable date.
Thank you, Netty Cove
Come and Sit at Our Table
Skip the restaurants for a night and enjoy a five-course meal at the lovely home of Walt and Judy Keith on a mutually agreeable date. Learn the history and fine art behind Italian cuisine as your expert chefs and hosts serve a delicious Italian dinner for you and five guests.
Thank you, Walt and Judy Keith
Steak & Lobster Dinner for Eight
What’s better than surf and turf? Why surf, turf and dessert, of course! Make your next dinner party effortless with this steak and lobster dinner for eight from Spectrum Health. The nutrition services staff will prepare and deliver your meal on a mutually agreeable date.
Thank you, Spectrum Health
Big Rapids & Reed City Hospitals
West Virginia Opossum Creek Getaway
Head down to Opossum Creek, West Virginia. Enjoy a two-night stay at the nationally-acclaimed Opossum Creek retreat for a stay in a cabin surrounded by some of America’s most beautiful woods.
Thank you, Geoff Heeter
South of the Border Beer Pairing
Master brewer, Mark Thompson and chefs Barb Ross and Jeanette Fleury will tease your palate with a beer pairing from south of the border. Mango, Jabenaro, Salted Chocolate, Peppers – we hope to surprise you but won’t serve anything too spicy. Dinner is for eight on a mutually agreeable date at the home of Jeanette Fleury.
Thank you, Mark Thompson, Barbara Ross and Jeanette Fleury
A Taste of Spain Paella Dinner
Oh, the tastes of Spain! You and your guests will enjoy a traditional Valencia paella featuring chicken with giant lima beans. Spanish desserts, wines, and cordials will accompany the meal for 8 on a mutually agreeable date at your home.
Thank you, Scott Cohen
Lakeside Shrimp Boil
Enjoy a feast for up to 14. Hosted at Allison Kwiatkowski and Steve Miller’s beautiful lakeside home, this dinner party features baby red potatoes, corn on the cob, sausage, and shrimp, along with desserts, sangria, and a full bar. Come early to enjoy boating on the lake or stay late for a lakeside campfire and doughboys after dark.
Thank you, Allison Kwiatkowski and Steve Miller
True North Stay & Play Package
True North is one of Michigan’s most exclusive courses. An exclusive private destination golf club which caters to a national membership and their guests. The club is nestled in the forest above Harbor Springs, Michigan– just five miles from the shore of Little Traverse Bay. Designed by award-winning architect Jim Engh, True North will test your game and reward well-played shots. This package includes a two night stay for eight.
Thank you, True North and Frank Bower
Design and Dine
Create a floral arrangement with the design guidance of Bob Patterson while enjoying hor d’oeuvres by Deb Alhich-Remus from Pere Marquette Bistro and Catering Company for 8 people at your choice of Patterson’s locations – Big Rapids, Reed City or Cadillac an a mutually agreeable date.
Thank you, Patterson’s Flowers and Pere Marquette Bistro & Catering
Tom Tomasek Pastel
Have you found Tom in the room yet? He is here creating a work of art in pastel from start to finish. At the end of the evening, the work will framed and ready to go to your home or office!
Thank you, Tom Tomasek