Make a donation to the 2020 Sunshine Town Social!

Donations are Tax Deductible.  Find out more about how to become an auction donor below!
Newport Opera House Association Tax ID#: 51-0201934   |   Library Art Center Tax ID #: 02-0224075


Sunshine Town Social Benefit Auction

An Event for the Arts to benefit the Library Arts Center & Newport Opera House Association

Dear Friends of the Arts:

We invite you to participate in the 14th annual “Sunshine Town Social — an event for the Arts!.” This event is hosted by two well-respected, community-based, non-profit organizations—the Newport Opera House and the Library Arts Center on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Proceeds from the auction allow these organizations to continue providing quality arts programming for the greater region.  This year’s theme is “Vintage Viewing!”-inspired by vintage television and sitcoms from the 1950s, 60s & 70s, and it will be a fabulous evening filled with live music, as well as theme songs from your favorite vintage television, a catered dinner by the Old Courthouse Restaurant, games, themed cocktails, and lots of bidding for two great organizations.

Would your business or organization like to donate a product or service for the live or silent auctions?

  • The silent auction will include a great variety of items at a wide range of price points—typically $25 and up
  • The live auction consists of approximately 20 auction items including large donations of trips, getaways, goods and services, as well as one-of-a-kind art pieces created for the event–typically valued in the range of $250 – $1,000+.

Our hope is that you will help us reach our fundraising goal by donating a product or service. All funds raised at this event will be used for programming and operating costs of these two organizations.

To make a donation to the auction, please fill out the donation form HERE. 

Donations should be collected by auction volunteers, or brought to the Library Arts Center no later than March 18, 2020.  Please contact us if you would like for a volunteer to collect your donation from you.  We are grateful for your support and are happy to help with this!

In return for your support of this event, your donation will be acknowledged in our auction booklet that will be distributed to everyone who attends the event. Also, as both the NOHA & the LAC are nonprofit organizations, your donation is fully tax deductible!

Thank you for your support! It is the combined effort of individuals, businesses & artisans (including you) who make this fundraiser such a successful event!

The Volunteers of the Sunshine Town Social Committee of
The Library Arts Center & The Newport Opera House Association& Newport Opera House Association

Donations are Tax Deductible.
Newport Opera House Association Tax ID#: 51-0201934
Library Art Center Tax ID #: 02-0224075


As part of the Sunshine Town Social benefit auction, we hold a raffle. This year’s prize is a trip for two to attend a Yankees/Red Sox game at Fenway, and includes lodging near Fenway, $100 for dining, and funds for transportation. Tickets are being sold for $10 each or 3 for $20. Our costs for this prize are approximately $700.

By sponsoring the raffle, you help us defray those costs. Your name (or business name) will be featured in publicity about the Social and the raffle, and will be included in our Auction Booklet on the night of the event.   Any amount over $25 is welcome. Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!

Interested in contributing to the auction as a Raffle Sponsor?  Download the form below!