6th Annual Backstage Treasures and More - Online Auction | Arts & Culture
Cincinnati, OH (FOX19) – At 8:00A.M on Monday, November 15, 2010, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) raises the curtain on its 7th annual Backstage Treasures…and more! – An online auction that supports CAA’s arts education programs. Once again, CAA is partnering with Bidding for Good, Inc. – the leading online auction platform for nonprofit and school fundraising – to bring the auction to its bidders and donors. Presenting Sponsors for Backstage Treasures and More are Auer Kitchen and Lenox Wealth Management.
The auction will run from November 15 - December 5 – just in time for holiday shopping – and promises to have a major impact on the community. CAA members and other potential bidders will soon be receiving e-mails about the auction, which may be forwarded to their friends and family, thus creating an unlimited number of guests who will “virtually attend” and take part in the auction. The public can also participate by visiting the auction website at www.CincinnatiArts.ORG/backstage .
Once again, CAA has assembled an exciting catalog of unique auction items to encourage frequent bidding and excitement. Items up for bid include: chartered flights to New York City and Chicago, a variety of Bengals signed sports memorabilia, a behind the scenes tour of the Cincinnati Zoo, VIP tickets to Xavier University and University of Cincinnati basketball games, and many other exciting items and packages.
Money raised by the auction will benefit CAA’s arts and education programs such as SchoolTime (which brings students to the Aronoff Center and Music Hall) and Artists on Tour (which takes local artists to area classrooms). In addition, funds will help support the visual arts programming at the Weston Art Gallery, including exhibitions by local and regional artists, the Gallery’s popular art programs for families, and Docentitos – its docent training for children.
Everyone is welcome to visit the auction online at www.CincinnatiArts.ORG/backstage to browse, shop, or just drop by and sign the guestbook to show their support of CAA. Item donations are still being accepted – simply log on to the site and click on the “Donate Now” button. Users can also contribute to the auction’s success by using the “Refer a Friend” button.