Art. Auction. Appetite. Amazing!

You are cordially invited to our first Passages Art Auction and Banquet, taking place March 12, 2020 at Indian Springs Middle School. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6 p.m.

You might have been familiar with the Art Show and Silent Auction we’ve done in years past. We’ve ramped up this event this year to include a silent auction, a plated dinner, and a LIVE auction! It’s sure to be a wonderful evening. And, all to support the Passages mission of passionately leading or assisting people with disabilities into a thriving and meaningful life!

The fundraising focus for all of Passages’ events in 2020 is two-fold: to fund a $50,000 wheelchair accessible van for our clients; and, to fund a $30,000 high tunnel green house.

To see a tentative agenda for the evening, click here.

Why Art?

When you think of art and artistic talent, many ideas may come to mind.  The Passages Creative Learning Center has a vibrant art program which focuses on canvas, photography, and ceramic art, as well as other areas of artistic expression depending on the interests and talents of our artists. For the men and women who participate, the outcomes far exceed expectations. We see adults, some with very limited verbal communication skills, able to communicate through their art.  We see adults with severe anxiety challenges able to relax as they express themselves through their art.   And we also see a spirit in day programming that has a positive impact on the men and women we serve, as well as on staff.

Announcing the Emcee: Curtis Smith

Curtis Smith is the Corporate Director of Community Engagement for Parkview Health.  From 1995 to 2016, Curtis was 21Alive’s Chief Meteorologist.  The readers of the Fort Wayne Newspapers repeatedly named Curtis “Best Local Weatherman” and “Favorite Local TV personality”.  The readers of Whatzup magazine also named Curtis Fort Wayne’s “Favorite TV personality” multiple times.

Curtis and his wife Jessie have three sons.  Curtis is one of the world’s biggest Boston Celtics fans. He’s an avid golfer and a Dave Matthews Band fan.  Curtis speaks at many churches and schools and emcees many non-profit fundraisers, typically appearing on-stage more than 125 times each year.

You can follow him on Facebook at Curtis Smith Parkview, on Twitter at: @CurtisParkview and on Instagram at: @CurtisParkview

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Champion Sponsor

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Silver Level Sponsors

Wings, Etc. (Columbia City, IN)
Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI)

Table Captain Sponsors

Judge Michael Rush
Mr. David Smith (STAR Financial)
Physician’s Health Plan (PHP)
Micropulse, Inc.
Hylant