Taste of Spring fundraiser at Monroe Arts Center

Staff Report

Monroe Arts Center will be holding its Taste of Spring Part II fundraiser  May 4 at Ludlow Mansion, 1421 Mansion Dr., in Monroe, WI.

The night will include an elegant five-course dinner prepared by Chef Sarah Jarrett of Laughing Trout, a fine art live auction, a silent auction and live musical entertainment.

The live auction art items include original oil and acrylic paintings by artists Jonathan Wilde, Deborah Meyer, Derek Hambly and Tina Duemler; a functional metal sculpture co-created by Robert Bergman and Chuck Wellington; and a hand-forged metal Cartouche Table by Nana Schowalter.

The experiences available in the live auction include a two-night condominium stay at Northern Bay Resort located on shores of Castle Rock Lake, two hours of live music for your event by the Miller-Minucci-Steil Trio and a Colony Brand bakery tour for six conducted by Colony Master Pastry Chef Dan Moats.

Along with robotic and hand-decorating bakery demonstrations, this tour takes viewers through areas of the Colony not open to the public.

Doug Munda of Munda Auctions in Freeport, Illinois will be the guest auctioneer.

The Jodi Beach Trio will provide musical entertainment for the evening.

Tickets are $75 per person ($45 tax deductible) or $500 for a table of 8 ($260 tax deductible).

For reservations call 608-325-5700.

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