Friday, February 28, 2014

Mackinac Island Getaway

Your home base for this two-night Mackinac Island Getaway is the historic Murray Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. Relax in an atmosphere of Victorian-era d├ęcor in this fully air-conditioned hotel or step out of their double doors into the heart of downtown! Modern amenities abound, including elevators, in-room televisions, and air-conditioning. All rooms have their own private bathrooms. Additionally, the hotel hosts several in-house dining options, and the Murray Hotel Fudge Company sells award-winning fudge. A hot breakfast buffet awaits guests in the floral-bedecked Garden Room. The family-owned and operated Murray Hotel continues to impress visitors with the courteous and friendly service that has marked its success for over 130 years. Includes ferry transportation to the island. This very special item will be offered during our Live Auction.

Motawi "Songbird" Pendant

From Motawi designs, a pendant in rich blue tones and black, suspended on a silver chain.

Motawi Tile

Motawi Tileworks has created a fresh design for Spring--yellow tulips on a soft blue background.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Beverage Dispenser

Serve a cooling tea or fruit drink to a crowd with this large glass dispenser, donated by Crown House of Gifts.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Auction Venue

For the 2014 Auction, we return to our beautiful venue, the Genesis Social Hall at 2309 Packard Street in Ann Arbor. Parking is available on site and in the neighboring Eastover Professional Building lot.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Please RSVP to the Auction by April 11

The Annual Auction is a fun, festive, and free adult affair for supporters of the Academy and its students.  To accommodate our guests, we require reservations. Use the easy electronic RSVP form on our school website:  While you are there, check out our amazing school!

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Keeweenaw StoneWorks artist Fred Reese unearthed this baby.  It's a must-see at the auction!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Morgan & York Cheese Tray

Redeem this certificate for a tray of three of Morgan & York's best and most popular cheeses:  Emmental from Switzerland, Gouda from Holland, and Cantal from France, accompanied by Catalan olives, Calencian almonds and Spanish date cake.

UM Museum of Art Director's Tour

University of Michigan Museum of Art's Director Joseph Rosa will conduct a private tour of the museum for four. One of the largest university art museums in the USA, its collection of nearly 19,000 works spans cultures, eras, and media. The tour includes a lunch at the museum. This item will be offered in the Live Auction segment of the evening.

Baird Carillon Private Tour

Inside the iconic Burton Tower on the UM central campus is a musical instrument--the Baird Carillon. With 55 tuned bells, the Baird grand carillon is the fourth heaviest in the world. Carillonneur Kipp Cortez will conduct a private tour of this remarkable Ann Arbor landmark for the lucky auction winner.  This item will be offered during our Live Auction segment of the evening.


Four Seasons of Downton Abbey on DVD

Whether you are new to this acclaimed series, or just want to have your "fix" close at hand, this DVD collection will give you hours of exceptional entertainment.

Tom Thompson Four Months of Flowers

Tom Thompson, a regular and popular donor to our Auction, will provide four bunches of his exquisite flowers for you to enjoy in four different months of the coming year.  

Tom Thompson Flowers
504 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Paper Source Creative Card-Making Class

You and 5 other friends can learn easy and creative ways of making cards from the professionals at Paper Source. You can tailor your class to your interests.  Includes 10% discount on purchases.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cheese board set

Four cheese utensils are nestled in one half of this clever 2-piece serving set.  When not in use, the tray slides into the serving piece.  Crafted of bamboo.

Tod's Handbag

Luxury Tod's handbag in espresso, fully lined with magnetic closure.