Gala 2016

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Gala on Saturday, April 16th.

Preview our live auction images to the right. Below is a summary of the items:

Puerto Vallarta for 6
Jazz Dinner for 20
Backyard Brew Bash for 20
Florida Fun in the Sun for 4
Royal Holiday Dream Vacation
In Home Indian Dinner and Henna for 8
A Year of Beer and Cheeseland Brew Tour
Framed Student Art

And that's not all! More vacations and ultimate experiences will be auctioned off in our Saturday Night Specials. Preview them here. These are super special silent auction items that will be available for bidding during the SIlent Auction. Look for polka dot balloons to find the Saturday Night Specials table.

Link back to Gala Event Details here.

Live Auction Preview Gala 2016
It's time to start planning your next vacation, picnic, and or dinner party!

PuertaVallarta Condo
Puerto Vallarta for 6:
Travel between March 1-18th, 2017. Enjoy a week nestled in the hills of Emiliano Zapata. This private 2BR 2BA condo has rooftop plunge pool, stunning views, and is walking distance to the beach, open air market, restaurants, and galleries. Condo easily accommodates 4 adults and 2 kids.


Jazz Dinner for 20: Invite your jazz loving friends for dinner at the Golden Valley home of Mike & Donna Wolsted, local jazz aficionados. The night will feature a live jazz combo that includes players mentored by Dick Pendleton, the benefactor whose legacy gift helped launch Urban Arts Academy 15 years ago.

InsightBrewing Logo
Backyard Brew Bash for 20: Party Time!! Ilan Klages-Mundt, founder/maestro of Insight Brewing, will set up shop in your backyard to discuss and serve globally-inspired craft beer! Plus long-time caterer Pat Olson will provide plenty of picnic goodies to accompany the beer selections.
 Melia Orlando Pool Kennedy Space Center  Country Inn Logo on Background  

Florida Fun in the Sun For Four: Enjoy a week vacaion with 3 nights at Melia Orlando Suite Hotel located in the charming village of Celebration, FL. Stay includes 2BR/2BA suite with kitchen, dining room, and living room; daily breakfast, a dinner at Fuego Restuarant & Gastrobar, 1-day passes to Disney World Park of choice and Sea World. All compliments of Melia Orlando. Then unwind with 3 nights at Country Inn & Suites, Port Canaveral where you can relax poolside, play at Kennedy Space Center, swim Cocoa Beach, and more!

Royal Holiday Dream Vacation:
We're literally offering you the world with 56,000 points to be used in 2016. Check out Royal Holiday's website to see all that these credits can get you. For example, you could spend 7 nights at St. Mark's Aparts in London - an authentic Edwardian Era building with all the extras. Or how does 7 nights in a 2,000 sq. ft. 2BR suite on the Kauai coast sound? Or prefer to cruise the Caribbean? The world is your oyster - 2016 is your year to have your dream vacation(s)!

   Suchi Henna
In-Home Indian Dinner and Henna Night for 8:
Gather the girls or friends and family for a night of authentic north Indian food and henna adornment in the comfort of your home. Our henna artist will decorate your hands/feet while our chef prepares a delicious buffet. We'll bring the food, wine, henna and you get to have all the fun!

  A Year of Beer and Cheeseland Brewery Tour: We’ve got two six-packs of beer each month for 12 months. In addition, explore WI breweries with three brewery tours: Leinenkugel in Chippewa Falls, Point Brewery in Stevens Point, and New Glarus Brewing Company near Madison. Each tour is paired with a one-night stay at a nearby Country Inn & Suites in Chippewa Falls, Stevens Point and Madison/Middleton. Make a long weekend of it, or experience each on separate weekends. While in Madison, stop off at the National Mustard Museum for some exotic pairing with beer and pretzels, or Poupon U merchandise. (Brewery logos above will link you to brewery tour pages.)


  Ninja Tower with the Castle of Art RIght Next To It  is a collaborative piece created and named by UAA preschoolers. This was inspired by their artist of the month Aelita Andre (b2007 Australia). The above depicts 3 stages of the creative process with the last being the finished artwork. The canvas measures about 36x28 and the final piece is in a floating white frame.