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Support the Albany Museum of Art and the arts in our community, and take home a fantastic item or experience as well in the Art Ball 2021 Online Auction!

You can view the items on this page, and on the Auction Site HERE.

El Guapo Bitters Tasting For 8

Did you know New Orleans’ reigning Queen of Cocktails was born & raised in Leesburg, Ga.? A 2005 graduate of Deerfield-Windsor School, Christa Cotton graduated from Auburn University and moved to New Orleans, where she now owns El Guapo, the South’s preeminent craft cocktail brand.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a proper Old Fashioned, Sazerac or French 75, or just interested in wild stories and tidbits about your favorite New Orleans chefs, bartenders and colorful characters, here’s your chance. Christa will teach the art of craft cocktails in a live class for up to 8 in your home, and answer all your questions about spirits, cocktails, her chef friends and more.

The class includes a festive playlist, bespoke spirits, impressive garnishes, bar tool kits, and a bit of lagniappe, too. Gentlemen, break out your tuxes and ladies, wear your sequins and most outrageous fascinator. Christa is bringing the New Orleans je ne sais quoi back to Southwest Georgia with her.

NOTE: Booking is subject to Christa’s travel schedule and must be used by Feb 1, 2022.

Estimated Value: $2000
Opening Bid: $400

Flag By Suzy Klein

Suzy Klein, Flag, acrylic on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in.

Estimated Value: $250
Opening Bid: $75

The Italian Wooden Spoon Cooking Class Or Dinner For 6

Chef Laura Piovesana, owner of The Italian Wooden Spoon, will come to your house in the Albany area for an authentic Italian four-course dinner for six people or a cooking class.

Chef Laura adds to the real Italian fine dining experience by talking about the food traditions and stories about her native Italy.

The event includes chef and sous chef to prepare everything from scratch, and all the groceries. Chef Laura and the winning bidder will determine the menu. Specialties include eggplant parmigiana, seafood risotto, homemade pasta, lasagna, meatballs with polenta, tiramisu, chocolate mousse and panna cotta.

NOTE: The class/dinner must be redeemed before September 2021 and planned in accordance with Chef Laura’s schedule.

Estimated Value: $650
Opening Bid: $195

Full Page Ad In Southwest Georgia Living Magazine

A full-page ad in the region’s premier lifestyle magazine. This package includes photography and design if needed.

NOTE: Ad must be used by June 30, 2022. Current Southwest Georgia Living advertisers are excluded. The winning bidder should contact Director of Sales Robin Strickland at 229.883.8610 or 22.395.4460.

Estimated Value: $1980
Opening Bid: $700

South Seas Cultured Pearl Necklace From Allen’s Jewelers

A beautiful 18-in. strand of multicolor graduated barque South Seas cultured pearls with round 12mm spiral filigree sterling silver safety clasp. The strand consists of 39 pearls, 11.11mm at the clasp up to 12.65mm at the center, white, gold and black in color.

​Donated by Allen’s Jewelers.

Estimated Value: $4900
Opening Bid: $2000

Private Dinner For Six

Expect a stunning evening of food and drink. This private dinner for six has with an eclectic seasonal menu that includes outstanding handcrafted cocktails, all served in a unique outdoor dining space. 

Kirk Rouse, HEG, The Table, will be joined by cocktail connoisseurs and hobby bartenders Jason Langer and Max Ferris to ensure that you and your guests have an unforgettable culinary experience.

Estimated Value: $2500
Opening Bid: $400