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Picnic on the Prairie Live Auction Baskets

Five premium baskets will be featured in a live auction in between musical acts at the June 10 Picnic on the Prairie event. Basket themes include:

  • Parisian Experience! Includes a week-long stay in the Paley family home in Vence, France (subject to availability – dates restricted to October – May – ( For more details, click herehttps://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13140461?location=Alpes%20Maritimes&s=opH-jZJt), a bottle of wine from Cork & Barrel, goblets by ceramic artist Kyla Strid, a travel guide courtesy of the Raven Bookstore, and specialty French merchandise from French Market KC. Starting Bid: $1,200
  • Lawrencian Lovers! Includes a year’s worth of date nights around Lawrence with gift cards from these restaurants: Ingredient, 715, Bon Bon, Merchants, Wake the Dead, The Fish House, and Burger Stand. With gift cards from Eccentricity and Weavers, you can revamp your wardrobe and make your date swoon! Top off the evening with a trip to the Lawrence Arts Center with the tickets found in this basket, including: 2 tickets to the Harold’s Whiskey and Donut tasting (July 1st); 2 tickets to the September 30th Speakeasy fundraiser; 2 tickets to the Wine Tasting (January 20th) 2 tickets to the Benefit Art Auction (April 14th); 2 tickets to the Souperbowl Preview Party (February 2nd); and 2 tickets to a 940 Live Music Show (TBD). Also enjoy brightening your smiles with bleach trays from The Dentists in Lawrence, and a couples massage courtesy of Sensora Spa.  After rekindling the flame around Lawrence, take it to the next level with a week trip to Hilton Head (available weeks: December 23 – 30, 2017; December 30 – January 6, 2018)! Basket also includes wine from Cork and Barrel, and goblets by ceramic artist Kyla Strid. Starting Bid: $2,000
  • Thespian Appreciation! Includes tickets to performing arts venues including the Lawrence Arts Center, University Theater, The Lied Center, The Unicorn, and even a Broadway show in New York City (must be reserved before December 31, 2017 – and this is for ALMOST ANY SHOW in New York City!) Learn to be a performer yourself with a free class through the LAC School of Theatre of Music and take 12 free lessons on your new guitar from Richard’s Music. Starting Bid: $1,500
  • NYE at LAC! Countdown to 2018 at a private party for you and 99 of your friends at the Arts Center on New Year’s Eve! After you enjoy the evening, a room will be waiting for you and a guest at the TownePlace Suites (ONLY for December 31, 2017.)  As you ring in the New Year, the Summit has generously provided a 3-month membership for two!  Also, Sensora Spa will be providing the winner with a detoxifying facial.  Basket includes champagne from Cork and Barrel as well as a champagne toast for you and your guests on NYE – two champagne goblets for you provided by Weavers. Starting Bid: $1,500
  • Speakeasy VIP!  Get 8 VIP reservations to our fall fundraiser on September 30th, when we’ll be turning the Arts Center into a 1920’s prohibition era speakeasy. With performances, lots of hooch, and the perfect excuse to wear a flapper dress – this is bound to be a roarin’ time. After you enjoy the evening, a room will be waiting for you and a guest at the TownePlace Suites (ONLY for September 30, 2017.) Basket also includes a bottle of gin from Cork and Barrel, ceramic cups by ceramic artist Kyla Strid and a gift certificate to John Brown Underground to get you in the mood. Starting Bid: $1,000

Get your tickets today for this exciting new event to benefit Lawrence Arts Center Performing Arts Programs. We can’t wait to see you on the prairie at 700 S. California St on June 10!