Saturday, October 24, 2020     Volume: 21, Issue: 34

Santa Maria Sun / Art

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Wildling Museum of Art and Nature presents 20th anniversary Virtual Fundraiser

In lieu of canceling its traditional, in-person Spring Barbecue and Art of Brunch benefits this year, the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang will host its 20th anniversary Virtual Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Emcee and auctioneer Jim Farnum will guide attendees through a live auction and other segments of the event, which also includes a video tour of the museum’s 20th anniversary exhibition, 20/20: A Retrospective. 

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All proceeds raised during the event will be doubled, up to $15,000, by Wildling Museum board member Kate Godfrey. The museum is also hosting a silent auction ahead of the event, to be held online between Friday, Oct. 9, and Friday, Oct. 16. Silent auction items include works of art, jewelry, local wines, dining and lodging packages, and more. 

Admission to the virtual fundraiser is free, but online pre-registration is required. Once registered, attendees will receive an email with the link to join the event. The museum is currently seeking additional sponsors and auction donations to be sold during the event as well. Call (805) 686-8216 or email Stacey Otte-Demangate at to discuss sponsorship opportunities. To donate to either the live or silent auction, contact Lauren Sharp at (805) 686-8315 or

Call (805) 688-1082 or visit for more info on the event and other programming at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature. The museum is located at 1511 Mission Drive, unit B, Solvang.

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