University City Arts League "Spring Fling" Annual Auction on June 1

May 23, 2013 10 years ago

Spring Fling
The 31st UCAL Annual Auction
June 1, 2013


6:00pm - Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:30pm - Dinner
8:00pm - Live Auction


$65 per ticket
$120 for 2 tickets
$170 for 2 Benefactor tickets**
$250 for 2 Community Sponsor tickets**
$500 for 2 Patron tickets**
**includes recognition in program



University of Pennsylvania
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
3417 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free parking available

A cabin in Vermont, a beachfront house in the Outer Banks, an iPad, dinner at some of the city’s most scrumptious restaurants—these are just a few of the items that will be available at the University City Arts League’s 31st annual auction on June 1 from 6-10pm. This year’s auction, entitled "Spring Fling," will be at the beautiful Hall of Flags at Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania. Free parking will be available at the Penn Museum garage at South Street and Convention Ave. Patrons will get parking passes as they check into the event.

A jazz quarter will provide entertainment and Greg Salisbury of SOOP catering will be serving up an array of dishes. An open bar of wine and beer plus a signature cocktail will add to the sparkle.

The evening will be divided into two segments: a silent auction from 6 to 7:30 where an estimated 150 items and gift certificates will be available for bidding. A live auction starts at 8 p.m. The ever popular oriental rugs from Woven Treasures will be a feature once again. Small to banquet-sized, the rugs are from all over the world.

The auction is the biggest fund raiser of the year for the 67-year old community arts and education center. Tickets to the event are $65 each or $120 for two. Tickets can be purchased at University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce St or online at A number of auction items can also be viewed at the site. The Arts League is also taking donations for use in the silent auction. Call 215 382-7811 to inquire.

“This is an opportunity for our community to come together to support improvements in our existing two art rooms as well as the creation of a new artist studio and a new computer arts room to meet increasing demand for classes, said Noreen Shanfelter, executive director of the Arts League. “And it’s a really fun evening with beautiful items for sale at good prices.” The University City Arts League is a not-for profit organization that has been serving the community for 45 years through some 60 different classes throughout the year for adults and children, including an active pottery studio, an art gallery, and outreach in the community. Its most populous program is its arts after school program which serves more than 225 children each week.