Silent Auction—Wednesday, April 30

Silent Auction Preview

It’s auction time! Many of this year’s silent auction items pay tribute to Art in Bloom’s twenty-fifth anniversary themes of French, gardens, and silver. Be sure to attend Art in Bloom’s Gala Preview Party on Wednesday, April 30, so you can take home a delectable item of your own. (Sorry; no advance sales.) Below is a sampling of items that will be up for bid.

Getaway Destinations—Bid on a trip to England for five women, four nights at a New York City condo, two nights at Stout’s Lodge or time at an apartment in Paris.

Jewelry—Treat yourself to something special from J.B. Hudson, Tiffany & Co., the Judith Kinghorn Collection, or Kwiat Diamonds.

Garden—Put on your walking shoes for exclusive tours of the Minnesota Arboretum and private garden estates.

Fancy Yourself—Fancy yourself with something you can’t purchase at your favorite boutique; enjoy a private ride in a 1942 Packard Limo; let Daniel Green (Shop NBC Home Cooking) prepare a spectacular meal for you and your best friends; hit the links at Edina Country Club; or enjoy a fabulous high tea party.

Tickets—Whether you are a sports fan or love the fine arts, we have something special for you: Minnesota Twins, St. Paul Saints, Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Children’s Theater Company, and more.

Local Boutiques—Don’t spend time driving around town! This year’s silent auction has interesting and hard to find treasures from your favorite local boutiques. Arafina, Blanc de Blanc, Bumbershute, Epitome, Fashion Avenue, FrameStyles, Galleria, Lussuria Lini, russel+hazel, The Romeo and Juliet Shops, Good Night Moon, The Baby Collection and many more have all donated generously.

We appreciate your help in making our silent auction a success. Proceeds from Art in Bloom 2008 will be dedicated to the newly established Friends Children’s Fund. Thank you for your support of this worthwhile cause.

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Silent Auction Donors
(A through L)


Belleria Bakery and Chocolatier

Blanc de Blanc


Daniel Green (Shop NBC)

Edina Country Club


Fashion Avenue

Frame Styles


General Mills Foundation

Give My Regards To...

Good Night Moon

Graham Jewelers

Interlachen Travel

JB Hudson

Judith Kinghorn Collection

JW Tumbles

Kwiat Diamonds

Lussuria Lini

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Individual Donors

We would also like to thank the following individuals for their donation and support of Art in Bloom Silent Auction:

Judith and John Benton
Linda Boelter
Margene Fox
Marty Gilbert
Dr. John and Colles Larkin
Nicolai Lewis
Lynn Schaefer
Tracy and Scott Schaefer
Dori Schlampp
Jane Schulzetenberg
Katie and Ken Searl
Richard Spiegel
Mary Kary and Gary Stern
Richard and Glenda Struthers

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Silent Auction Donors
(M through Z)

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Minneapolis School of Flower Design

Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Orchestra

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Zoo

Peterson Portraits

Red Balloon Book Store

Rocco Altobelli Salons

Room and Board


St. Paul Saints

Sample Circuit

Side Door, Ltd.

Stout’s Lodge

Sugar Pie

The Baby Collection

The Children’s Theater Company

The Romeo and Juliet Shop


Trader Joe’s

Tiffany & Co.

Under Water World – MOA (Underwater Adventures)

University Club of St. Paul

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