The day has finally arrived! The 2023 Smith Fine Arts Series “Embrace the Music” Online Auction is now open for preview! Take a look at the website and registerdonatebuy 50/50 raffle tickets, and start adding items to your watch list. Bidding starts Wednesday, February 1st at 9am, and ends Sunday, February 5th at 9pm. We are so excited to share what we have with you!

Now let’s get started…

First step: go to the website and create an account by clicking the Register button in the upper right. Think of registration as the beginning stop on your auction journey, where you’d typically pick up your packet and leave your credit card info at the door. (If you encounter any problems with registration, contact Tech Support directly; they will be your fastest route to getting up and running.) Register before midnight on January 31st to be entered in a drawing to win a free 2023-24 SFAS Season Subscription!

Now you’re ready to dive in. Click the View Items button for an advance preview of all our fabulous auction items and build your ‘watch list’, fund the future of SFAS, or buy your 50/50 raffle tickets now! Bidding runs until 9 pm on Feb 5. 

  • WE LOVE LIVE ARTS!  Check out our WOU student-produced video! Have you missed live performances as much as we have? SFAS believes that live performing arts contribute to richer, fuller lives – and everyone deserves that opportunity. Help us continue to provide access to quality cultural experiences and enrich lives throughout Polk County and beyond. 
  • 50/50 RAFFLE  Buy a ticket, or two, and be entered to win half the proceeds of total raffle ticket sales. Take a chance on fun while supporting Smith Fine Arts. The more participation, the larger the jackpot!
  • SPOTLIGHT ITEMS – There’s a little bit of everything in the fantastic lineup that kicks off our online auction offerings. Don’t wait until the last minute to start bidding on these items! 
  • DESSERT FIRST! – Don’t go any further until you check out this mouth-watering baker’s dozen of desserts; winning bidders can dash over and claim their treat fresh from the baker on a pre-arranged date.
  • EVEN MORE AUCTION ITEMS…  Our vast offerings are sure to delight and surprise you – or someone else, just in time for the holidays! 

Check out the Information tab for details to help you get oriented: how it works, claiming your winnings, and FAQs.

Thank you for participating and, above all…have fun!


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Justin and Jennifer Martin




Whether you’re a business or an individual, you can choose to sponsor our signature fundraiser and receive valuable recognition opportunities before, during, and after the event. And, because it’s both live and online, when it comes to the number of people who’ll see your logo or name, the sky’s the limit! For more information on sponsorship, contact Andi Moring at

Sponsorship Letter Sponsorship Form


This annual event is fueled by the energy, connections, and comradery of our community volunteers.  From procuring auction items and assembling gift baskets, to running errands and making phone calls, to decorating and setting up/cleaning up the day of, there’s a place for everyone. Bring your skills and enthusiasm to this year’s event. Consider volunteering with a friend. The giving of your time is truly a way to give back to the Arts in our community – if you are interested, please contact us.