Anyone who has been a guest at one of the 12 previous DAC Garden Party fundraisers can tell you about the incredible silent auction.  Hundreds of items are up for grabs, ranging from beautiful works of art to pristine vacations and, of course, plenty of food! Here are 8 things to be on the lookout for at this year’s Garden Party silent auction:

1.     Artwork

This year’s silent auction features incredible work from some of the area’s most renowned artists, including Mac Worthington, Anthony Gelpi and Robert Mullins, just to name a few! Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks are available in a variety of mediums, including paintings, glass art, sculpture, digital media and more. Rumor has it that D’Art the DAC Gallery Cat has even created a one-of-a-kind artwork for the event.

2.     Dazzling Jewelry

Wearable artwork will also be making a big appearance at the silent auction. A custom silver and blue sapphire pendant from Scott’s Custom Jewelers and a stunning silver bracelet from The Diamond Cellar are just a few of the many beautiful pieces available.

3.   The Garden Part of Garden Party

On the tables and around the silent auction, you’ll find gorgeous plants from Oakland Nursery that will be perfect for your home and garden now that spring has arrived. Trees, flowers and more are in full bloom at the silent auction!

4.     VIP Concert Treatment

This year’s Sundays at Scioto lineup may be one of our best yet, and we know that parking for the concerts can sometimes be a hassle. Skip the traffic by purchasing a VIP reserved parking space for all of this summer’s Sundays at Scioto concerts! There are 10 “buy-it-now” spaces available at the silent auction and they’re first-come, first-serve, so arrive early if you don’t want to have to arrive early to beat the crowds at the park this summer!

5.     Palate Pleasers

As if this year’s 15 Garden Party restaurants weren’t enough to whet your appetite, be sure to take a look at some of the culinary delights in the silent auction this year. Many of the area’s finest restaurants have graciously donated items, and you’ll even have a chance to bid on an authentic home-cooked Hungarian dinner for 10, served in your own home.

6.     The Vacation of a Lifetime

Imagine the pristine bliss of relaxing in a heated spa, watching the sunset over a lake in the back yard of your private villa in Los Cabos. Make that dream a reality by bidding on a week’s stay at a private Cabo San Jose villa! The home features three master suites, backs up to a gorgeous lake and golf course, and is just minutes from the ocean.

7.     Local Festivities

Of course, you don’t have to go to Los Cabos for great experiences when there’s so much to do in your own backyard! Win an Irish Festival Package or a Memorial Tournament spectator and village package from the City of Dublin and spend your Dublin summer in style.

8.     Baskets and Packages

Our baskets are some of our most popular silent auction items every year, and this year is sure to be no exception. Scour the silent auction tables to discover blissful spa packages, OSU Buckeye football tickets, a custom, on-site laser tag experience, an oversized wine glass full of goodies, and even a basket for those who love pizza, ice cream and movies. There’s something (or things combined) for everyone!