Soaring and Scrumptious Fundraiser

A Classy and Casual Confection at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Welcome to our first online auction! Our annual fundraiser has always played a key role in providing essential support for the Museum’s daily functioning and education programs. Now, with the coronavirus crisis, we need your strong support more than ever! Our summer fête offers a lovely and delightful opportunity to enjoy renewed camaraderie and celebrate how essential the Lyman Allyn is to the vibrancy of cultural life in our area.

We invite you to explore and bid on the wonderful items that were generously donated to our auction – from memorable experiences, to unique pieces of art, specialty items, and more! To view the items, and our fund-a-need donations, please click on the categories in the “View Items” dropdown box above.

Bidding is open from 9am on Friday, August 7 and closes at 9pm on Saturday, August 8. You may visit the auction pages as frequently as you wish during that time to check the status of your items or to place additional bids (in fact, it might be a good idea to do so).

To start bidding: (If you have already registered, you can bypass this step)

  • If using a computer, click on the Register button (upper right corner)
  • If using a mobile phone, tap the brown menu button (upper right corner) and click the Register link.
  • Fill out the Bidder Sign Up information. This is a one-time process so that we have contact information for the bids you place and a way to notify you.
  • Enter a bidder display name, create a password, and enter the rest of your contact information.
  • You will be given a choice to receive an email and/or text message notification when you are outbid by another bidder. Don’t forget to choose either one, or both!
  • Click “agree to terms and conditions.”
  • You will be directed to check your email to confirm your registration.
  • Once you have confirmed, you may need to go back to to find our auction, and then sign in as a bidder.
  • Start browsing our items and place your bids!

When the auction closes, the winning bidders will receive an email asking them to check out. Payments will be processed through PayPal which will accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX or Discover, even if you don’t have a PayPal account. Items/gift certificates will be available for pick up at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum immediately after the auction and until August 14th at 5:00 PM. Please note that items will not be shipped.

Bidding is only allowed for supporters associated with the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. We reserve the right to delete bids from supporters who are not part of our community.

Thank you for giving generously! Please also join us in thanking our corporate sponsors, whose names are scrolling at the bottom of the page.

If you prefer making a donation to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, click here.

Have questions? Please contact us!

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Thank you for your support!

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