The Art of Community Gala + Auction Live Auction Preview

Celebrating the spirit of Palmetto Bluff’s storied past and continuing the tradition of Southern hospitality and community connection.

Live Auction Preview

Guests of The Art of Community Gala + Auction will have the opportunity to bid on these incredibly curated experiences and packages, all in support of our beneficiaries.

We look forward to welcoming you on the Wilson Village Green this Saturday, February 25 for a night of philanthropy, food and wine, art, dancing and hot jazz!

1. The Ultimate Golf Experience

Hop in your new refurbished E-Z-GO Freedom RXV four-seater golf cart and cruise to the May River Golf Course to experience the ultimate golfer’s day at the Palmetto Bluff Club. Fill your new custom stitch Palmetto Bluff-branded golf bag and take your closest three friends to tee off on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Grab lunch on the May River Grill porch and enjoy beautiful views of the course on a perfect Bluff day.

Package for Four

  • A refurbished E-Z-GO Freedom RXV four-seater golf cart; comes street-ready with Patriot Blue body, fold-down windshield, 80  tan top, premium mushroom seats, and LED headlights, taillights, and turn signals
  • New Palmetto Bluff custom Stitch golf bag
  • One round of golf for four at the May River Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
  • Lunch for four at the May River Grill (excludes alcohol)

Palmetto State of Mind by Cynthia Gross | 9x12 Framed Oil on Panel

Value: $12,200

2. Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

This immersive getaway package bundles a range of guest experiences at Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club, a member of the Salamander Collection. Sink into powdery, white sand as you welcome the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and enjoy a three-night stay for two people with amenities designed to inspire.

Package for Two

  • Four-day/three-night stay in a beachfront Junior Suite at the Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club, Rendezvous Bay Anguilla
  • Breakfast daily at Chef’s Table
  • One round of golf on Avalon Links Short Course
  • One dinner at D Richard’s
  • One round of golf on Aurora International Course
  • One dinner at Tokyo Bay
  • Hydroponic farm and flora & fauna tour
  • Bicycles for two
  • Yeti No-Sacrifices carry-on bag

Caribbean Map by New World Cartography | 36 x 32 Framed Map

Value: $6,985

3. The Cliffs at Lake Keowee

The Cliffs offer the best of the Western Carolina Mountains. Invigorating wellness. Four distinct seasons. Thrilling golf. Endless adventures. Legendary cuisine. Seven incredible club communities clustered in three regions, each minutes away from charming Southern cities: Asheville, Greenville, and Clemson. You’re invited to visit The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, the community on Lake Keowee, for three nights to experience the lake life.

Package for Four

  • A three-night stay at a home in one of The Cliffs’ Lake Region communities
  • Two rounds of golf at one of The Cliffs’ award-winning Lake Region courses
  • A three-hour Lake Keowee excursion with the option of pontooning or wakeboarding with a designated captain
  • Access to the Beach Club with options for a relaxing day poolside or a lake adventure by paddleboard or kayak
  • Personal travel concierge to customize every detail of your experience

Hand Forged Chef’s Knife by Burls & Steel | 6.5" Damascus Blade with Redwood Burl Handle

Value: $10,650

4. May River Boating Excursion

Welcome aboard the Ohana for your next private celebration or charter courtesy of Outside Palmetto Bluff. The Ohana offers a comfortable ride for parties, weddings, and family gatherings. For groups up to 30, the Ohana has roomy seating and standing space, with great opportunities to take in views and wildlife. Select from your new curated selection of wines to bring aboard, then store the rest in climate-controlled wine storage at Citadel Self-Storage.

  • May River cruise on the Ohana, donated by Outside Palmetto Bluff, for up to 30 individuals
  • Curated selection of 24 bottles of wine courtesy of Palmetto Bluff Cellars
  • Six months of climate-controlled wine storage at Citadel Self Storage; storage holds 42 cases of wine

Shining Through by Shannon Wentworth | 36” x 36” framed oil painting

Value: $10,550

5. Salamander Middleburg

Head to the heart of Middleburg, Virginia's horse and hunt country for your next adventure. At the Forbes Five-star rated Salamander Middleburg, stay for three nights and experience the charm of the historic village.

Package for Two

  • A three-night stay in an Estate Guest Room at Salamander Middleburg
  • Breakfast for two daily
  • Two 60-minute spa treatments
  • Trail ride on horseback for two (weather dependent)

Keshi Pearl Necklace by Missy Brewster | 22” Double Strand Necklace

Value: $4,550

6. Palmetto Bluff Conservancy/em>

Palmetto Bluff and nature lovers will love this curated package to support the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, which includes a bird walk, wildlife tour, and artifact hunt with the experts, along with some additional special items geared towards outdoor enthusiasts. All proceeds from this auction package will go directly to the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy.

  • A Day with the Conservancy: Enjoy a morning bird walk followed by lunch and an afternoon wildlife tour for 11 people
  • Artifact hunt with Dr. Mary Socci and a signed copy of her new book
  • A copy of A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina by Richard D. Porcher
  • $500 AFTCO gift card

Plantation Oaks by Scott Lengel | 18” x 12” Framed Sepia Photo

Value: $3,400

7. Lowcountry Weekend on Kiawah Island

Imagine a day biking across shimmering shorelines and lush Lowcountry landscapes. Kiawah Island is a private island community located just 21 miles south of Charleston. Indulge in all the Island has to offer: a spectacular shoreline, ribboning waterways, acclaimed golf courses, gourmet dining, and first-in-class amenities. Experience Island life in high definition with this exclusive four-guest, three-night stay, accessing private Kiawah Island Club amenities.

Package for Four

  • A three-night stay in a Cassique Golf Cottage at the Kiawah Island Club
  • One round of golf for a foursome on Cassique or River Course
  • Round of sporting clay shooting across The Sporting Club’s ten-station course
  • Four spa treatments at Sasanqua Spa
  • Private fishing charter for four with Captain Elliot
  • Dinner and drinks for four at the oceanfront B-Liner restaurant on Kiawah with a menu created by James Beard award-winning Chef Mike Lata

Through the Live Oaks by Blakely Made | 30” x 24” framed acrylic painting

Value: $21,600

8. A Pampered Preview at Kelly Caron Curated

Step out for an evening of couture, fine dining, and girlfriends at Kelly Caron’s new Old Town Bluffton boutique, Curated. A private limo will pick up you and nine of your friends to preview and shop Kelly’s Coastal Couture Resort Collection, which has been carefully crafted and assembled by the Kelly Caron team to elevate your lifestyle.

Package for Ten

  • The consummate couture shopping experience, complete with dinner from The Pearl in Old Town Bluffton, drinks, and a private limo for ten VIP guests for an unparalleled girls' night
  • Each guest will receive a $200 Curated gift card to use while previewing the newest collections and mingling with talented stylists

River Bright by Elise Hill | 12x12 Framed Oil on Board

Value: $8,540

9. Getaway to the Paradise Coast of Naples

Luxury reimagined. Paradise rediscovered. Take flight on a private flight with Wheels Up to beautiful Naples, Florida. Set on a 23-acre waterfront mangrove estuary intertwined with elevated walking paths that afford access to the Gulf of Mexico, Naples Grande Beach Resort lets guests retreat and indulge in three miles of sugar-sand beach. Delight in a three-night stay in a signature guestroom with a private balcony and panoramic angled ocean view to relax in pure comfort.

Package for Two

  • Three Light Jet flight hours with Wheels Up
  • Three-night stay at Naples Grande Beach Resort, Signature Gulf View King
  • One day of golf on a Rees Jones-designed private golf course
  • 80-minute Signature Muscle Melt Massage for two
  • Dinner for two at The Catch of the Pelican, including one bottle of wine

Leaving the Bluff by Chris Martin | 24” x 36” Framed Oil Painting

Value: $25,800

10. Montage Palmetto Bluff

The elegant Montage Palmetto Bluff offers luxurious, well-appointed accommodations paired with exceptional dining and gracious hospitality. This package for two at the Forbes Five Star luxury resort includes a cozy cottage with lagoon views and dinner at River House. Cruise along the inland waterway one afternoon with the Montage Naturalist and get back in touch with nature in one of the most scenic places in the Lowcountry.

Package for Two

  • Two-night stay in a Lagoon View Montage Palmetto Bluff cottage
  • Dinner at River House, Montage Palmetto Bluff’s newest culinary experience and an ode to the connection between table and the land
  • Breakfast at Octagon each morning
  • Duffy cruise along the inland waterway with a Montage Naturalist
  • Complimentary golf cart

Porcelain & Sea Glass Oyster Platter by Melissa Bridgman | 17 x 24 Oyster Platter

Value: $7,350

11. Escape Together to Barnsley Resort

Getaway to beautiful Barnsley Resort in North Georgia via a private flight courtesy of Wheels Up. For a unique retreat in an unforgettable setting, Barnsley Resort's 3,000 breathtaking acres of North Georgia landscape beckon you to connect with nature, adventure, sporting, history, food, fun, and each other. With so much to explore, you'll find yourselves planning your next Barnsley Resort adventure before this one is even over at one of the Top Resorts in the South as rated by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler.

Package for Four

  • Three Light Jet flight hours with Wheels Up
  • Three-night stay in two cottage suites
  • Dinner for four each night at one of two signature dining options, Woodlands Grill or Rice House
  • One round of golf for four players on the Jim Fazio-designed course (recently named Best in Georgia by the World Golf Awards)
  • One round of sporting clays for four with an expert instructor at the Beretta Shooting Grounds
  • One 50-minute spa treatment of choice for each guest

Custom Hat by ML Provisions | Distressed sand-colored teardrop custom hat with a bird feather in the size 7 ⅜.

Value: $21,545

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