Art Affair ’23: Wonderland – Arts Experiences Auctions


All items are available for bid on Instagram @orangecountyartscouncil

Orange County NY Arts Council, Art Affair ‚Äė23


Thank you for your interest in our 2023 Art Affair Auction Items. You will find that all our auction items include exclusive experiences not available to the general public and therefore their value is estimated. Actual cost of the packages will be provided as needed for tax purposes with receipt. All Auction Winners will be notified at the Art Affair to be held at Villa Venezia or via Instagram on November 18th, 2023. Instagram bids will conclude at 8pm. Some items may move to a live bid, please notify the Arts Council if you would like to join the live bid portion before 8pm on Nov 18th. Attendance is not required to participate. Please email or call/text 845.202.0140 for questions or arrangements.

Private Tour of Choice Films/Umbra Stages

(Package for Four – Private Umbra Stages Tour and more)

Umbra Stages and Choice Films invites you to tour the thriving film and television industry in Orange County. The ever changing schedule of a robust arts company means your tour may take various forms. Be among the first to take a peek at the converted Pier9 Soundstages. Tour the set of the next big blockbuster. See a live filming in action. Or maybe even meet a celebrity. Choice films and Orange County NY Arts Council will curate a tour based on availability that is sure to inspire you and excite any fan of the silver screen.

Estimated Value: $2,000

LEGOLAND New York VIP Arts Tour

(Package for Four – Tickets to LEGOLAND, 6 hours VIP guide, parking, and take-home LEGO build, and more)

LEGOLAND New York will host you on a VIP experience for 4 including unique opportunities to learn about the creative inner workings of an internationally renowned theme park! One-day Tickets, Tour Guide for 6 hours, Parking, and Take Home Build Experience can be redeemed during the 2024 season.

Additional experiences may include: Coffee chat with food and beverage team-member to hear about the creativity that goes into theme park dining, walk through miniland with a master model builder, or see a show with an entertainment manager.

Estimated Value: $3,400

Artist Retreat

(Package for Two – Two nights at Hemlock Neversink with meals and activities, Arts Supplies Package)

Relax and create on a two-night stay at the Hemlock Neversink, the newest resort getaway by Foster Supply Hospitality. All your needs will be cared for including 3 meals per day at Bittersweet Restaurant and seasonal activities which may include goat therapy, yoga hikes, and culinary discussions. Or feel free to spend your time quietly tucked away painting, writing, or creating! A package of professional art supplies will also be provided as part of your getaway experience.

Estimated Value: $1,700

Conductor Lunch and Symphony Orchestra Tour

(Package for Two – Lunch with Russel Ger, Rehearsal Invitation, 2 tickets to GNSO performance)

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra invites you to a private lunch with Orchestra Conductor and local celebrity Russel Gerr known for his charisma and ability to connect any audience to the world of orchestral music. Russel will then invite you as his guest to attend a rehearsal and behind the scenes look at the orchestra’s preparation process followed by tickets to see the final product at one of GNSO’s performances held at Mount Saint Mary College.

Estimated Value: $1,000

Large-Scale Sculpture Art Tour

(Package for up to Six – UAP tour and VR experience, Storm King Tour)

From conception and fabrication to installation and public display, take an in-depth look at the world leaders of large-scale art. Enjoy a VIP tour of Urban Art Projects (UAP) foundry in Rock Tavern including a Virtual Reality Demonstration where you can walk through your creation in full scale. You will also be invited to visit Storm King Art Center as a VIP guest to see and hear about the process of exhibition including installation, selection, guest visitation, and preservation.

Estimated Value: $2,300

Broadway Behind the Scenes Tour and Tickets

(Package for Four – PRG Tour, 4 Tickets to Broadway Show–see details, Wicked Pit Orchestra Visit)

Take a peek behind the curtain with a tour of the PRG facility in New Windsor where Broadway sets come to life. Tickets to see their work in the shop come to life will be offered after your visit. Since 1985 PRG has been a leader in Broadway Scenic Solutions including the original Phantom of the Opera set. We then invite you to attend a performance of the Broadway smash-hit, Wicked, where you will be greeted by a member of the Orchestra Pit for a special peek into the world of a Broadway musician. You may redeem all four tickets to Wicked, or you can take 2 tickets to Wicked and 2 tickets to a show from our list.

Estimated Value: $2,100

Explore Your Creativity Package

(Package for One – Pottery Wheel Class, Life Drawing Class, Yoga Package, Performing Arts Lesson, Private Dance Lesson)

A pack of workshops and classes perfect for an artist exploring their creativity. Take a spin on a pottery wheel in Newburgh. Enjoy a life drawing class at the Seligmann Center in Chester with artist Janet Howard. Center yourself with a ten-pack of yoga classes at Ananda Ashram in Monroe. Take center stage with a dance class at Dance with Joyce @FIM. Finesse your vocals with a voice lesson. This variety pack can be enjoyed by one individual or vouchers may be gifted out to family and friends.

Estimated Value: $500

Curated Art Basel Miami Tour

(Package for Two – 4-nights in Miami, Dinners included, Art Basel Tickets, Curated Experiences, and Exclusive Access)

Join a curated tour led by Orange County NY Arts Council Executive Director, Todd Hulet, of Miami including an exclusive VIP tour of Arts Basel Miami, where leading galleries from five continents show significant works by masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars. This experience will include exclusive access to VIP experiences and exhibitions, specially-selected culinary meals, and one-of-a-kind experiences not available to the general public. Accommodations and ground transportation are all included in this unique travel package. Invitations to this tour is generally limited to OCNY Arts Council’s Circle Premiere Members, but is not required through this auction item.

Estimated Value: $8,000

NOTE ON ALL ITEMS: Redeemable during the 2024 season only. All experiences may make adjustments based on availability of both the organization and the timing of redemption, subject to availability.

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