If it’s April, it’s time for dessert!

Art of Dessert is LBC’s major fundraiser of the year, when eager donors gather in the spring to eat showstopper cakes, while raising their auction paddles to benefit our far-reaching Arts Education and Community Engagement programs. But there’s so much more to sweeten the season for the whole community, including our popular bake off and a silent auction!

“We’re always excited to bring back these fun, highly visible, online events so that the whole community can celebrate Art of Dessert with us,” said Rick Nowlin, President & CEO. “As in most years, tickets to this year’s 20th Anniversary Emerald Gala sold out quickly, but we want to honor and include all community members who champion the LBC.”

Welcome to the online auction

  • Auction opens: 8:00 am, April 8
  • Auction closes: 8:00 pm on April 18

Everyone is invited! Bid on a host of treasures, including exclusive wine packages, spa days, rounds of golf, dining experiences, signed LBC performer posters, and theater tickets. Visit the silent auction web page beginning April 8 for a listing and description of items and instructions on participation.


#LBCBakeOff23 – Still time to bake and vote!

  • Competition ends: noon, Tuesday, April 4
  • Voting begins: noon, April 5
  • Voting ends: noon, April 7.
  • Winners announced: April 8, on Facebook and Instagram.

Cake and confection nerds, the deadline to submit your prize-worthy bake is noon on Tuesday, April 4! So get inspired and get artsy with your icings and fondants! Then bake, decorate, post, and tag! Photos must be posted on social media by noon on April 4.

If you’re a bake off fan or dessert lover, search Facebook and Instagram for #LBCBakeOff23 to drool over current entries, including a life-size chicken cake and a hamburger cake! The LBC Bake Off invites amateur and professional bakers across Sonoma County to showcase their talents for a chance to win a $150 gift certificate toward LBC performance tickets. Last year, hundreds of confection-loving social media fans engaged to help raise awareness for arts education! Winners will be announced: Saturday, April 8, on Facebook and Instagram. Visit our Bake Off web page for more information.

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