ArtRageous Extravaganza and Silent Auction

July 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for our 11th Annual benefit celebration and extravaganza!
Silent Auction – Live Music – Food – Cash Bar

$20 at the door

  Bid on great Silent Auction items before the event
from June 25 – July 12 at our online auction site!



Featuring the music of:
Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble
Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble of Syracuse has been together since 2004. The roots of the music they play comes from Shona people of Zimbabwe. Many of the tunes they play originate in traditional mbira songs and melodies of that region.



Pepper and Sassafras
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, teams up with multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Wendy Sassafras Ramsay in this dynamic Americana duo.The duo was finalist for Best Duo at FreshGrass. They’ve performed widely in the Northeast at venues including Club Passim, Ripton Community Coffee House (Vermont), Stolz Listening Room (Maryland), and the Turtle Hill Folk Festival.


Back by Popular Demand is our Emcee
Actor & Activist Karin Franklin-King

Karin Franklin-King is a local broadcast pioneer.  As part of a long career in public broadcasting, in 1976 Karin became host and producer of WNYS-TV’s (Channel 9) “Open Line.” She was the only female talk show host in the country riding the wave of daytime talk. That “wave” brought big-name celebrity interviews  – including Harry Belafonte, Sugar Ray Leonard, Dr. Joyce Brothers and Phil Donahue. “The show was not just about entertainers,” she explained. “It dealt with serious issues, including poverty, child abuse, mental health, job layoffs and much more.”

Over the years she also had many roles as a stage actress and singer with the Contemporary Theatre of Syracuse, Paul Robeson Performing Company and other theater groups in the area. She calls performing on stage “my first love.”  (edited from text written by Joseph A. Porcello at the Syracuse Press Club)


Donate to the Silent Auction
We are seeking:

  • Restaurants – Gift Cards and/or catering donations to our event  from restaurants everywhere!
  • Event tickets – stage, opera, literai, films, sports!
  • Pottery, Handbags, Jewelry 
    Gift Cards for services and/or discounts at clubs, movie theaters and/or sports/books/music/clothing stores.
  • Hair Salons
  • Spas visits and/or Massages
  • Yoga & Tai Chi class gift cards
  • Practical service gift cards (like Automotive oil change, landscaping, gutter cleaning, etc.)
  • Household Items – must be new!
  • Children’s books, games and toys – must be new!
  • Re-Gifting-Things that are just too good to throw away!

Download our donor form and please get in touch. You can drop off your item or we can pick it up!


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