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2018 Downtown Auction Packages Announced

January 23, 2018

Champagne at the ready: The Annual Downtown Awards and Auction will take place Thursday, February 1. We’re excited to unveil the winners of our Downtown Awards, but we’re equally jazzed about the awesome packages we’re auctioning off. These packages are your ticket to the best food, beer, art and experiences downtown Springfield has to offer. Plus, half of the proceeds from each package benefit a designated partner nonprofit.

Quick note: These packages are designed for groups. Want a night on the town with your best pals? Get the gang together to bid on your favorite package. They’re also great for company outings or client entertainment. Finally, check out our lower-priced silent auction items—like a Cherry Picker wine club membership, for example—for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift your special someone will love. Check out the list of live auction items below:

Downtown Film Lover Package

Value: $800
Partner Nonprofit: Moxie Cinema
Package includes:
• Rated SGF All-Access Passes for eight
• 2018 Moxie Cinema Dual Membership
• Mystery Hour admission & after party tickets for four
• Gailey’s brunch for eight (prior to Rated SGF)
• Regal College Station Theater $200 gift certificate (for movies & concessions)

Family-Friendly Downtown Package

Value: $825
Partner Nonprofit: Discovery Center
Package includes:
• Discovery Center Family Membership and Birthday Party Package
• Jordan Valley Ice Park admission for up to 10 people
• Admission & hats for four at Springfield Cardinals
• Gift certificates to Mae’s Gelateria
• Four tickets to Springfield Little Theatre’s production of “Madagascar”
• Lasagna dinner for eight from St. Michael’s (includes meatballs, salad and banana cake)

Outdoors Everywhere Package

Value: $920
Partner Nonprofit: Ozark Greenways
Package includes:
• Eight-person bike tour of Jordan Valley Park and downtown Springfield led by Mary Kromrey of Ozark Greenways
• Ozark Greenways Trailblazer Annual Membership
• 10 Ozark Greenways t-shirts
• Lunch and drinks for 10 at Big Whiskey’s
• Springfield Bike Share Inaugural Annual Membership
• $100 bike service gift certificate from Queen City Cycles

SoMo Foodie Package

Value: $950
Partner Nonprofit: Ozarks Food Harvest
Package includes:
• Four tickets to Taste of SoMo chef dinner
• 10 sheets of Taste of SoMo tasting tickets
• Dinners for two at Vito’s Kitchen, Civil Kitchen and Aviary
• Lunches for two at Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes, Druff’s and The Golden Girl Rum Club
• UBER rides home after Taste of SoMo (limited to two couples)

Downtown Art Patron Package

Value: $1,125
Partner Nonprofit: Springfield Regional Arts Council
Package includes:
• Artsfest admission for four
• Artsfest t-shirts for four
• $200 in Artbucks
• 2018 Family Springfield Regional Arts Council Membership
• Two tickets to the Arts Council’s Ozzy Awards
• VIP Pedal Power Pedicab ride to and from VIP parking at Artsfest
• Gilardi’s meal for four (at Artsfest)
• Admission for four to Art in Bloom event at Springfield Art Museum
• Bambinos Cafe gift certificate (for dinner before Art in Bloom)
• Ozark Mountain Flower Truck gift certificate

Experience Downtown History Package

Value: $1,150
Partner Nonprofit: History Museum on the Square
Package includes:
• Then & Now Walking Tour led by John Sellars of History Museum on the Square
• History Museum on the Square Archivist Membership
• Dinner and Drinks for 10 at Queen City Wine Dive
• One night’s stay at Hotel Vandivort
• Two VIP tickets to Postmodern Jukebox at Gillioz Theatre
• $50 gift certificate to A Cricket in the House

Brewery & Sculpture Package

Value: $1,750
Partner Nonprofit: Sculpture Walk Springfield
Package includes:
• Sculpture Walk tour for up to 14 led by Nicole Brown of Sculpture Walk Springfield
• Sculpture Walk Springfield membership
• Trolley Bike Tour for up to 14
• Downtown brewery walk: tastings and tours at Lost Signal Brewing Company, Mother’s Brewing Company, Missouri Spirits and Springfield Brewing Co. for up to 14 people
• Appetizers at Lost Signal Brewing Company for up to 14 people
• Dinner at Springfield Brewing Company for up to 14 people

Discover the Time of Your Life Package

Value: $3,000
Partner Nonprofit: Discovery Center
Package includes:
• Rental of the entire Discovery Center for your event

Advertising Packages (sold separately)

Total Value: $4,760
Partner Nonprofit: Springfield Creatives
Package options:
• DSA digital advertising ($500 value)
• Springfield Business Journal advertising ($1,760 value)
• Springfield News-Leader advertising ($1,000 value)
• 417 Magazine advertising ($1,500 value)