Silent Auction

The following items will be a part of the Silent Auction at the American Artisan Show Preview Party, taking place on Thursday, November 1, 2017, 6pm to 8:30pm:

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Silent auction experiences at the American Artisan Show Preview Party

Marvelous Menorca for up to 9

Value $3500

Just picture it – you with your family and friends, enjoying a relaxing week on the gorgeous island of Menorca just off the coast of Spain! Perfect for a special birthday or family celebration.

The site is stunning! At the end of a small, sparsely populated residential road, surrounded by protected land, is the vacation home of your dreams! The house is set on hillside above the picturesque harbor town of Fornells, a short walk down a rustic path to a beach. The whitewashed structure boasts magnificent views of the bay and the Mediterranean from every window.

The home has four double bedrooms, one single bedroom, three full baths, a full eat-in kitchen with all amenities…living room, dining room, large entry way…a generous open air porch with water view runs across the back of the house. This provides a roofed eating area with Spanish tiles, another section with pergola, and a third with built-in wood-fired grilling area. All common rooms (except single bedroom and one bath) are on main entry floor with 4 double rooms and two of the baths downstairs…The home is solar powered and has fully potable water.

Located in the “Playas del Fornells” section of the fishing village of Fornells, you have easy access to beachside bistros and cafes at most beach sites. Enjoy shopping, eating, and the casual island-wide vibe. Activities include windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, and scuba diving. Natural beauty is everywhere – the island of Menorca is a UNESCO Heritage Site because of its flora, fauna, architectural sites and geologic formations.

Dates are available from mid-May – mid-October, and will be arranged between donor and winner…offer good for one year from date of auction.

Arranged by Judy and Hal Higby


Waterfront Wine Weekend for up to 6

Value $3000

Arrive in the quaint and quiet beachside village of Bellport on the south shore of Long Island, and head for your stay at charming ‘Cedarfield’ cottage, with its sprawling grounds, and nearby beach. There are three king beds, and a double bedded guest room. Enjoy the outdoor seating area with dining table which overlooks the pool and hot tub.

Spend a carefree afternoon delighting in the beautiful vineyards of the North Fork, and sampling their wines. Area vineyards include Macari, Jamesport, Laughlin and Whisper. Your stay includes a half day of car service to the North Fork (about 45 minutes away) and safely back to Bellport.

To cap it all off, your stay includes dinner for you and your guests at The Bellport restaurant. Dates are available during June and September of 2019, to be arranged between donor and winner.

Donated by Janet and Michael Foster


History is Here Driving Tour of Wilton with Bob Russell plus farm to table dinner for up to 6

Value: $1,000

When you go on a driving tour (approximately one-hour) with Wilton’s pre-eminent historian, it will become abundantly clear that history is absolutely everywhere in Wilton, and Bob Russell has a fascinating story or intriguing fact about virtually every nook and cranny.

Following the tour, the Society’s 1740 Betts House will be specially opened for your farm to table dinner. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvre in the Colonial hearth kitchen, and dine on a delectable dinner of six courses prepared by gourmand Dr. Kevin Craw and his sous chef wife, Moira. Continue the conversation with Bob, his wife Carol, Wilton’s Town Historian, plus your party of six. Date and menu/meal (could be dinner, lunch or brunch if preferred) to be arranged between donors and winner.

Donated by Bob and Carol Russell, Kevin and Moira Craw, and Ancona’s Wine and Liquors


No cooking tonight! Basket of gift certificates to local restaurants

Value: $750

From a swanky dinner at Bernard’s of Ridgefield to a cozy supper at Little Pub, and much more, this bountiful basket of “no cooking tonight” treats will make your life easy over and over again!


Two appraisals and a behind the scenes vault tour at University Archives
for up to 4

Value $500

Expert appraiser John Reznikoff will open his exclusive University Archives vault of rare and extraordinary objects for a unique one hour tour of his amazing collection. You will see and handle original documents and relics from many presidents and important people throughout history, including Kennedy owned items, Washington and Lincoln’s hair, Vladimir Lenin’s death mask, a Thomas Edison signed photo, part of Orville Wrights plane and much more!

He will also appraise or authenticate two items, which could be rare books, documents, relics, stamps, coins, photographs, sports memorabilia, etc. which can be used for insurance. University Archives is located in Westport. Date to be arranged between donor and winner.

Donated by John Reznikoff/Unversity Archives

More Silent Auction items from all our artisans are coming soon!