Grab your bidder paddles and get ready for an exciting night! Bidding on auction items is a great way to support the arts while getting a little something for yourself. 


LIVE AUCTION: Sponsored by First Financial Bank


French Lick Golf Getaway

Get away to historic French Lick for the weekend! This package includes a round of golf for four with cart and an overnight stay with two rooms at the architecturally stunning West Baden Springs Hotel.


Crèche the Halls at Miller House

Invite up to 24 of your closest friends to enjoy Crèche the Halls this holiday season. This private group experience will include a wine and cheese reception at the Visitors Center from 5–6 pm, followed by a guided tour of Miller House decked out for the holidays. See a selection of Mrs. Miller’s famous crèche collection, and hear holiday tunes played on the Millers’ Steinway piano. Available dates are Wednesdays–Fridays, November 29–December 22. Donated by Columbus Area Visitors Center and Indianapolis Museum of Art.


Full Page Print Ads in The Republic

Market your business or event with two full-page process color advertisements. Ads will appear in the Retail section of The Republic on any day of the week. Graphic design is included as part of this package. Not for political advertising. Valid through October 1, 2018.


Al Fresco dinner Party & Boat Ride

Invite your friends to join you for outdoor drinks and dinner at the home of Victoria Griffin and Christopher Raskob. Start the evening with appetizers and drinks on the boat as you cruise around Tipton Lakes. Then enjoy dinner for eight, designed and prepared by Geri Handley and Mike Jamerson. Create memories and bask in the beauty of your surroundings with good friends. Spring or Summer 2018.


Factory 12 Event Loft & Event Planning

Frame Worthy Events has partnered their exclusive event planning with Factory 12 Event Loft, under new management, to bring you a beautiful event package. Package includes event space for up to 650 guests and day-of or corporate event planning services, as well as a 20% discount on catering up to $1,000 from First Class Catering. Excludes Saturdays. Valid through October 2018.


Experience the Indy 500 

Four guests will enjoy the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in style. Breakfast will be provided before you are transported to the Cummins Suite at the Indy 500 where all food and drink will be complimentary. The race is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, 2018. Donated by Cummins Inc.


In-Home Dining Experience 

Enjoy a four-course dinner for eight in your home curated and prepared by a culinary power-team. Chef Gethin Thomas and Milktooth co-founder Ashley Brooks will work with you to design a menu that will captivate your guests. Sommelier Joshua Ratliff will select wines to pair in harmony with your meal. Valid through October 2018.



All sales of the Art Auction will be split 50/50 between the artist or designer and the Columbus Area Arts Council. Proceeds raised by CAAC will be reinvested into building a stronger creative community in 2018.


Participating artists and designers:


Bob Anderson 

Steven Baker 

Lydia Burris 

Aline Chevalier 

Chelsea DeVillez 

Susie Gregory 

Lois Griffith 

Bill Griffith 

Jaye Lahee 

Jonathan Nesci 

Bobbie K Owens 

Linda Peterson 

Bob Pulley 

Daren Redman 

Jennifer Riley

Susie Sawin 

Donna Shortt 

Tony Vasquez

Kelly Wilson

Laurie Wright

SILENT AUCTION: Sponsored by Old National Bank

This year’s Silent Auction is filled with unique gifts, art excursions, and design-centered experiences. There is truly something for everyone, and it feels good to give back to your local art agency. Every dollar raised will support our three pillars of programming: education, engagement, and entertainment.

431 Sixth Street
Columbus, IN 47201​
Office Hours:
In efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the CAAC office is closed to the public until further notice.​
Staff will be working remotely at this time.
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