2021 Benefit Auction

Virtual Gala Auction

April 17, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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We’ve all missed live music performance terribly! But the Bellingham Festival of Music is coming back this summer. We’re still ironing out the many logistical details, but we’re determined not to let another summer go by without our wonderful music-making.

But, of course, we need your support to make it happen. And the best way of doing that is to show your love of music through our virtual Auction. We hope you Saved the Date. Now, you can register for what promises to be a super fun event.

Come Join the Virtual Festivities

Curious about how this year’s Virtual Gala Auction will work? Click below to expand each link and learn more. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday, April 12th at noon when bidding begins.

How to Register
  1. Click on the “Register Now” button above.
  2. This takes you to the special Auction website where you can register and find out anything you want to know about this fun event!
  3. Registration is FREE! All you need to do is sign in.
    • On the Sign In page, click Find Existing User if you have been a past supporter of the Festival. If your record is found, you can create a password and edit your contact information if something has changed.
    • If you are a new supporter of the Festival, click Create New User and fill out your contact and payment details in the form.
    • When finished, click the Create New User button at the bottom of the page.

You’re now registered for the Festival of Music Virtual Auction!

How Bidding Works

Bidding opens on April 12th at noon for the Silent Auction and on April 17th at 5:30 p.m. for the Live Auction. Once registered, you can create your online Wish List of items you wish to bid on. Once bidding begins, anyone placing a guaranteed bid on an item is the guaranteed winner. All bidding on silent and live auction items will close at 6:30 pm or when the event ends on Saturday, April 17th. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds.

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How to View the Live Auction Broadcast

Go to the Special Virtual Auction Website to join the live streaming auction on Saturday, April 17th from 5:30 to to 6:30 p.m. You can join in the fun and keep bidding at the same time on this website.

How to Fund-a-Principal & Donate to Outreach

The opportunity to donate to these two programs is open NOW and will continue through Sunday, April 18th. As an alternative to donating with your credit card on file, you can select to donate through your Charitable Fund account or IRA account as a tax-free Qualified Charitable Distribution provided you are 70½ or older. To do this, go to the Special Virtual Auction Website and click on the Fund-a-Principal and/or Donate to Outreach buttons and select “Bill” option in the Payment Method box. To complete transaction by credit card option or by “Bill” option select Donate Now button.

How to Pick up Items

Gift certificates will be mailed to winners following the auction. To pick up your other auction purchases contact Grace Phelan at gtphelan@gmail.com. Winning bidders living outside the area should call the Festival at 360.201.6621 to make shipping arrangements at their expense.

Party in Place for Two Package

Want to duplicate some of the delicious pleasures of our in-person auctions? Bring the party home by purchasing the Party in Place for Two Package. Watch the Festival Virtual Auction and enjoy a happy hour with a charcuterie tray of cheese, meat, olives, nuts, fruit and baguette slices from Old World Deli, Breadfarm cookies, Fran’s truffles, and a bottle of wine from Dunham Cellars to toast your winning bids!

Orders must be placed no later than Tuesday, April 13th.

Sign Up at the Virtual Auction Homepage

On the Virtual Auction Home Page, click on the Party in Place for Two gray button at the top. But hurry, there is a limited supply of these packages and they will go fast. Enjoy!

Big Thank You to Lynda Hinton of Windemere Real Estate for sponsoring this year’s virtual auction.

Lynda Hinton, CRS, GRI

Managing Broker
Windermere Real Estate
w: lyndahinton.com
c: 360.303.1023

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