How about an original work from one of
Those are just three of hundreds of items already valued at more than
The event will mark the chamber's 27th annual auction, which takes place each year as the business group's largest single fundraiser. This year's events will include a couple of new twists -- including a free auction preview planned for the night before as part of a Business After Hours networking gathering from
"That will be an opportunity for everybody to get together and get a sense of what the auction has to offer," said chamber executive director
"It's also an opportunity for folks to pre-egister for the (auction) itself, which should take some of the craziness, if you will, out of the next night."
The other change, Riehl said, involves the online portion of the auction, which has run simultaneously with the live and silent auctions, but this time will be pushed back until September, Riehl said.
"That gives us a chance to perhaps reach people who might not be here or able to get here in the summer, when a lot of people are away or very busy," Riehl said. "Holding it, perhaps, right after the visitor season might give a chance for people to give some things a better look."
"This is one of the premier social gatherings on
The chamber auction items to date feature paintings by
It will also include chances to bid on trips and adventures -- including the
Other items or packages up for grabs include the hand-knotted Oriental carpet from Landry & Arcari, various ticket packages for Red Sox and Bruins games, a wide range of local and out-of-town accommodation packages -- and, among many others, a chance to sit in as "editor for a day" at the
Tickets for the 27th annual
For a complete list of auction items, visit www.capeannchamber.com/auction or www.facebook.com/capeannchamberauction.
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