Paint A Brighter Future Auction Items


3 One-of-a-kind(s) in Record Time!
Entertainer Tim Decker will produce three paintings that will be available for the bidding! Brighten up your home or office with a masterpiece created right before your eyes!


Papal Portrait for Your Place
Highly acclaimed Speed Painter Tim Decker has generously donated a painting of Pope Francis..
Donated by: Tim Decker


But if You Teach a Man (or Woman) to Fish . . . 
Do something you have always wanted to do! You and a guest can learn to fly fish with Dr. Kim Eagle, Director of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center and former Yellowstone fishing guide!  You will receive a lesson in fly-tying and casting, and then enjoy fly fishing on a secluded stretch of the scenic Huron River. Afterward, Darlene will “reel you in” with a gourmet fish dinner and premium wine pairings for 2-4 guests! What could be better?  A day filled with nature, fun fellowship, and terrific food and wine!
Donated by Dr. Kim and Darlene Eagle


Painting With A Twist
Are you ready for a NEW experience in the Ann Arbor area? Painting with a Twist (PWAT) is a one of a kind, NO experience necessary, art entertainment studio! Unleash your creative side with Painting with a Twist! You and seven of your friends can bring snacks and your favorite beverages, and relax. PWAT’s talented team of instructors will provide all the painting supplies and guide you step-by-step through the night’s featured painting. They even clean up! You will surprise yourself with your hidden talents. Check out a video here! This package also includes a wine bag, bottle of wine, and a piece of artwork from the studio.
Donated by: Painting With A Twist


Fiesta Con Paella
Host an authentic Spanish feast in your home while someone else does the cooking! Dr. Gabriel Nunez, University Professor in the Department of Pathology, will prepare authentic seafood paella, complete with homemade bread and three bottles of wine, right in your kitchen! So gather eleven friends, pick a date and get ready to be awed by the exquisite cuisine served right in your home!
Donated by: Dr. Gabriel Nunez



001) John Shultz Photography John Shultz first opened a portrait studio in 1982, and has been capturing children, families, babies, high school seniors, executives, and brides and grooms in the Ann Arbor area ever since. With this $300 gift certificate, capture life’s important moments. Additionally, this package includes a $25 gift certificate to the Frame Factory for a frame to showcase your favorite photo from the photography session. Expires 11.2015
Value: $325
Donated by: John Shultz Photography & Frame Factory

002) A Showroom Shine Does your car need some attention? Now is the time for “The Premier Detail” at Arbor Motion Specialized Auto Care. This comprehensive detailing package includes everything from seat shampooing and window cleaning to 3-step polish wax and tire dressing. This labor intensive process will leave your car looking brand new! This package also includes a tire rotation gift certificate from Gerry’s Tire & Alignment.
Value: $220
Donated by: Arbor Motion Specialized Auto Care & Gerry’s Tire & Alignment

003) Mediums That Aren’t Average Pick your medium (clay, paint, pencil, etc.) and bring your creative talents to life with a class at the Ann Arbor Art Center! Spark innovation with a studio art course for one adult and one child in this welcoming community environment. Whether you are an experienced artist or just starting out, the Ann Arbor Art Center has something for everyone! Expires 10.10.2015
Value: $200
Donated by: The Ann Arbor Art Center

004) It’s in the Basket Enjoy a selection of delectable treats, sure to please anyone’s palate.
Value: $100
Donated by: Tippin’s Market

005) Libations Sensation Are you a beer aficionado? From Bollywood Blonde to Demetrius Aged Pale Ale, Arbor Brewing Company is sure to have the perfect brew for you. Enjoy exceptional hospitality and handcrafted beer with these four tasting tickets.
Value: $140
Donated by: Arbor Brewing Company

006) Pamper Yourself Relax with a waxing and hair service Susan Little.
Value: $200
Donated by: Susan Little and Michael Susanne’s

007) 24 Minutes at 350° This package includes 24 assorted boxes of JIFFY mix products, and an autographed copy of the book “JIFFY: A Family Tradition,” a recipe booklet, and two JIFFY t-shirts.
Value: $55
Donated by: JIFFY Mix – Chelsea Milling Company

008) As Seen on TV Enjoy your favorite TV show in your favorite room on a 32” Sony LED TV.
Value: $300
Donated by: Big George’s Appliance Mart

009) Be Jeweled! Surprise a lucky lady in your life with this beautiful necklace and earring set. From clothing and jewelry to dried flowers and home décor, Cobblestone Rose specializes in exclusive, hard to find items that make your home or wardrobe special.
Value: $140
Donated by: Cobblestone Rose

010) For Misselthwaite Manor or Your (Secret) Garden Mary Lennox would have loved this beautifully crafted secret garden house. This is the perfect piece to sit among the flowers in your garden.
Value: $165
Donated by: Garden Nature Center

011) Dining Downtown at Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack Come to downtown Saline and experience the best Acadian inspired seafood entrees with this $125 gift certificate. Value: $125
Donated by: Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack

012) Fun with Arts & Crafts Take home an assortment of age appropriate art and craft supplies for the creative child in your life.
Value: $60
Donated by: The Urban Toddler

013) See the World Differently Trend-setting Oakley Sunglasses can be yours today!
Value: $150
Donated by: Cunningham Vision Center

014) Work of Art Add a unique touch to any room with this beautiful painting by Jan Israel from Saline Michigan. Jan Israel was the first teacher at 212 Art Center. Ms. Israel’s medium is watercolor with a special focus on minuscule detail and still life. Overcoming health issues, she has recently started painting again.
Value: $375
Donated by: Two Twelve Arts Center

015) Custom “Gracie” Bracelet A beautifully handmade, personalized sterling silver bracelet.
Value: $150
Donated by: Lily Grace Cosmetics

016) Service With a Smile at Briarwood Ford Are you in need of some car maintenance? Take advantage of this $100 gift certificate toward the service of your choice! This package also includes a tire rotation at Gerry’s Tires in Saline.
Value: $124
Donated by: Briarwood Ford & Gerry’s Tire & Alignment

017) A Bouquet of Deliciousness Take home a $50 gift certificate to use toward the delicious bouquet of your choice.
Value: $50
Donated by: Edible Arrangements

018) Wine with Friends From France to South Africa, experience the wines of the world! Take advantage of this certificate for an eight bottle wine tasting for up to 15 people right in your home.
Value: $250
Donated by: PRP Wine International

019) Ann Arbor’s Finest Art Looking for a cultural experience with friends? Enjoy one of the finest art museums in the country, the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art (UMMA), with a private docent tour for up to 15 people. Afterward, head over to the Real Seafood Company for contemporary seafood and authentic flavors with an $100 gift certificate. Value: $175
Donated by: UMMA and Real Seafood Company

020) Get Fit! Looking to get into shape? With this certificate, head over to Applied Fitness Solutions for a personal assessment and one month membership!
Value: $150
Donated by: Applied Fitness Solutions

021) By the Truckful! It’s not too late to prep your landscape for the spring. Five yards of mulch delivered to your home or office will hold your hostas and keep your kale protected through the upcoming Michigan winter.
Value: $300
Donated by: Turner’s Nursery

022) Enjoy the Splendor of Fall’s Bounty Prepare your home for autumn with a beautiful outdoor display, including six large, hearty mums, six pumpkins, straw bails and cornstalks, delivered right to your home!
Value: $200
Donated by: Turner’s Nursery

023) Speaking of Wireless . . . Don’t put holes in your walls – go wireless and you’ll never be wired again!
Donated by: Wireless Zone

024) “Earth Laughs in Flowers” Ralph Waldo Emerson Let the poetry of flowers brighten someone’s day! The talented staff at Chelsea Flower Shop will create a gift or two worth giving. Use $100 in gift certificates to tell someone they are special.
Value: $150
Donated by: Chelsea Flower Shop

025) Football and Foodies Touchdown Tailgate Package Tailgating is a great part of the football season. To enhance your game day experience, Katherine’s Catering will prepare a spread that will awe your friends and excite your taste buds. Valid 10.03.2014 – 10.03.2015
Value: $350
Donated by: Katherine’s Catering

026) Hipster Fanfare So very slim and oh so sophisticated, this versatile hipster purse features pretty scalloped edges and a long adjustable shoulder strap with colorful painted edges. Inside, there’s one multifunction slip pocket, while outside, a front slip pocket keeps most-reached-for essentials, like keys and a phone, always at hand.
Value: $58
Donated by: Kim Birkle