This Meri Goyette Arts Award Luncheon has an exciting array of items for your bidding pleasure including great wines, snacks,  jewelry, apparel, beauty items, collectibles, gift certificates, and many other items from our generous local merchants. You will find exciting live bidding and several silent auction sections for Fund-A-Need programs and the Performing Arts Center in honor of Brian McCarthy. Check out all the details below:

2019 Live Auction Items - Exciting Live Bidding!
-by Mike Morin, our Auctioneer-

Our live auction features a: Wine Tasting Experience at Cava De Vino, Lunch and Stroll with Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, South African Photo Safari with Zulu Nyala, Mixology 101 at Stella Blu, Tour of the Currier Museum with Dr. Alan Chong, Golf Outing at Sky Meadow Country Club, and a Family Photography Session by Mark Bolton.


Wine Tasting at
Cava De Vino

Gourmet delights, new wines to try and a gift certificate in this amazing basket from Cava de Vino in Nashua. This package also includes a private wine tasting party at their gorgeous shop for up to 14 people. The owners are sweet, have great advice and expertise!

Donated by: Cava De Vino


Lunch With Mayor Jim Donchess

Spend some time with the City of Nashua’s mayor, Jim Donchess. Enjoy a stroll from City Hall to a Downtown eatery, where Mayor Donchess will treat you to lunch. During your stroll to and from, learn more about the changes and improvements coming to Downtown Nashua. Don’t miss this enlightening experience for anyone interested in Nashua’s city government.

Donated by: Mayor Jim Donchess


Mixology 101 for Four at Stella Blu

Make your own cocktail at Stella Blu American Tapas. Tuesday or Wednesday night fun for four adults. Includes one free cocktail each with hors d'oeuvres.

Stella Blu provides a Bartender's Recipe Guide, Premium Spirit Selections, (one of Vodka, Bourbon, Whisky, Gin, or Rum), Juices, Mixers, and Garnishes.

Bartender Supervision is provided for the design, mixing, and serving of each cocktail. And there will be a Prize for the Winning Recipe.

Donated by: Stella Blu American Tapas


Zulu Nyala South Africa Photo Safari for Two

Stay six days and nights with luxury accommodations in the heart of Zululand – one of the richest wildlife conservation regions in Africa. Experience two game viewing activities per day with professional game rangers in open viewing vehicles. Savor three meals a day prepared by international chefs with an African flair. An opportunity of a lifetime to take extraordinary photos, view breathtaking panoramic scenery, and experience the thrill of seeing up close some of the most spectacular wildlife on the planet. Does not include airfare, transfers, optional side trips, personal beverages or phone calls. Non-transferable or refundable. Must be used within two years of purchase date.

Donated by: Zulu Nyala Group


Currier Museum Tour and Lunch
for Six

Enjoy a private guided tour for six through the Currier’s latest exhibition with the Director of the Museum, Dr. Alan Chong, followed by lunch with the Director in the Winter Garden Café.

Donated by: Currier Museum of Art


Round of Golf for Four

Enjoy 18 holes of golf for four with spectacular vistas. The all bent grass golf course, formerly rated #1 in New Hampshire by Golf Digest magazine, is consistently maintained to the highest quality standards. Your golf experience will be a memorable one.

Donated by: Sky Meadow Country Club


Family Photography Session

Capture those everyday moments in life with a two-hour documentary photography session of your family with up to 30 color finished, digital files as part of the package. Additional digital files will be an extra charge. Photo shoot must be within an hour drive of the New Hampshire Seacoast, and must be booked with photo session completed by the end of 2019.

Donated by: Mark Bolton, Photojournalist

2019 Silent Auction Items - Outbid Everyone Else!

This year’s Fund-A-Need Auction proceeds will benefit an arts supply fund that will help cover the cost of materials for local arts groups and organizations in need of support. Funds will purchase items such as : kilns, etching presses, tap shoes, spray paint, rehearsal keyboards, costume rentals, finger paint, tabletop easels, and ballet slippers.

Part of the silent auction will feature select New England team sports memorabilia and will be in honor of Brian McCarthy and his love of the New England Patriots. Auction items purchased during this segment will go toward the Nashua Performing Arts Center, also in honor of Brian.