Attending the 2021 Academy Gala featuring dinner on Main Street and entertainment by local performers? Don’t miss your chance to bid on one (or ALL) of our 9 exclusive auction items. Learn more about our live auction items below.
Moore & Giles Bag and Virginian Hotel Suite Stay
Work with the Moore & Giles master craftsman and director of design to create your one-of-a-kind, unique leather tote. Immerse yourself in the experience and development of your ultimate custom accessory, from a choice of leather to silhouette selection and special details. Complete your experience with a two-night stay in the M&G Suite at the Virginian Hotel.
Wine, Dine, Design Night
Join celebrated local Lynchburg artist Alice Glass for a night of painting, wine, and great cheer. This priceless experience accommodates up to 15 guests in an outdoor setting at the lovely home of Kasey and James Forehand. Paint supplies will be included, so all you need to bring is yourself and your artistic expression! As you paint and chat with friends, enjoy a glass of wine (or two!) provided by Everyday Sommelier, full bar offerings from the Academy, and appetizing selections by local vendor Purple Door Catering.
Beautiful Lynchburg Inside & Out
Let the Academy take care of your DIY list! This incredible bundle of one-room home renovation and exterior design includes the very best that local Lynchburg home experts can offer! Revitalize your outdoor space, starting with a house wash provided by American House Wash and landscape consultation from High-Quality Lawn Care. Ready to revamp a room? Start the process with a consultation from the lovely ladies at Vaden Designs. Finish off your home refresh with paint from Sherwin Williams and painting services by MA Dalton. Lastly, you’ll receive a Bailey Grey Interiors gift card, good for merchandise or design help.
Hamilton on Broadway
Enjoy a whirlwind experience in the city that never sleeps and tickets to one of the most award-winning musicals of all time! This New York City metropolitan package for 2 includes rear mezzanine tickets to Hamilton on Broadway and a three-night stay in a luxury hotel of your choice (Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, or Marriott).
Gloucester Impressions by Deliece Blanchard
This stunning oil painting of a house and landscape in Gloucester, Virginia would make a charming addition to your home. Deliece Blanchard paints landscapes with lyrical and rhythmic marks that reveal her background in music. Her plein air and studio paintings are colorfully impressionistic, and frequently depict her favorite environment, the Blue Ridge Mountains. A cellist, as well as a painter, Deliece has degrees in biology and music from the University of Virginia and recently had a successful showing of her work right here at the Academy.
Pottery Night and On-stage Dinner
Lights, camera…clay! This unique package combines a 15 person pottery class followed by an unforgettable dining experience on the Historic Theatre stage, catered by Avenue Foods. Special guest Mary Catherine Garrison will join in on the fun, sharing her stories and experiences as an emerging potter and her lifelong love of the theatre. This night will be one to remember!
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel
Escape up north to this exclusive year-round resort in Vancouver, Canada for a special 4-night stay in this spectacular location. The classic elegance of this award-winning Whistler hotel offers a modern alpine setting featuring exceptional dining, full resort amenities, spas, and a golf course. This deluxe vacation package includes round-trip airfare for 2, making it a fabulous and turn-key getaway.
Run for the Roses
Host your own private watch party of the 2022 Kentucky Derby on May 7 in the Academy’s Historic Theatre! Bring up to 500 guests to enjoy a live stream of the race, endless popcorn, and complimentary mint juleps. Cheers!
Seven Night Stay in Mexico
Back by popular demand! Choose one resort out of four fabulous locations in Mexico: Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Acapulco, or Puerto Peñasco, each with its own perks and amenities. From water parks, spas, and poolside cabanas, we’ve got your vacation paradise covered. Your choice of the hotel includes concierge service, free wifi, and transportation. No matter which stunning resort you choose, you and your plus one (and two kids under 12!) will delight in the magic and adventure of this gorgeous country.