Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Spoleto Festival auction opens for bidding today

Two tickets to Australia, please

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM

There are still some tickets left to the big Spoleto Festival Auction on Fri. Feb. 1, but if you don’t want to cough up the $150 entry fee, you can just bid online. Granted, you won’t enjoy the thrill of a live auction, and you won’t have all of the same items to choose from, but there are plenty of choices online — and you can bid from the comfort of your couch. Proceeds from both events support the all-important Spoleto Festival Orchestra.

The online auction, which runs through Feb. 10, includes 47 total options at a range of price points. Starting on the low end, you can serve as an extra on Army Wives and receive a signed cast photo (leading bid $167), or you can get a Festival Finale package courtesy of Caviar & Bananas and Green Taxi of Charleston (leading bid $158). On the upper end, you can bid on an Australian vacay for two ($6,500) or a private dinner for 12 prepared by Chef Mike Lata ($2,667).

See the full list of items up for bid at spoletoauction.com. To buy tickets for Friday's event, go to spoletousa.org.

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