Art of Dessert

Proceeds raised through Art of Dessert benefit the Center’s Education and Community Engagement programs throughout the year, including new online tools and educational experiences for students, teachers, and parents, free and discounted tickets for low-income and at-risk students to educational matinees, musical instruments loaned free of charge to those who can’t afford to buy or rent them, arts-integrated classroom instruction by LBC teaching artists, and professional development courses for teachers.  Since its inception in 2003, Art of Dessert has generated more than $4 million and helped to provide the enrichment of the arts to over 440,000 children.

By popular demand- bidding opening early!

Everyone is invited to join in the fun of bidding on desirable wines, artistic desserts, unique gifts to enjoy now, and one-of-a kind experiences to anticipate for the future.

You’ll enjoy gift baskets, art, romantic local getaways, dinners, spa treatments, travel near and far, and lots of incredible Sonoma County wine. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you may also find a great gift to show your love. Would a signed Rick Springfield guitar complete a collection? Would a spa day bring happiness? Or does the chance to sit courtside at a Warriors game next season sound exciting? We’ve even got a helicopter tour of our local natural beauty followed by an exclusive winemaker’s dinner. You’ll surely find something you need or want, and Mom will too!

We appreciate the following donors who have already made a gift to Art of Dessert Virtually in generous support and commitment to the work of the LBC for the community:

Susan and Alan Preston
Alan and Susan Seidenfeld
Sherry and Pete Swayne
Tangram Insurance
Greg Yates/Face & Body Professionals

Mike and Karen Bergin
Sanford and Jo Anne Bressick
Columbia Distributing
Daniels Chapel of the Roses
Exchange Bank
Chris and Amy Hunsberger
Jeff and Barbara Ireland
Debra and Jess Marzak
Lewis Meyers
Rick Nowlin and Don Strand
Carolyn Petersen
Cindy and Jerry Phillips
The Press Democrat
Gary and Rebecca Rosenberg
Spaulding McCullough and Tansil, LLP
Ellen and Chuck Wear
Laura and John Whiting

Additional generous support provided by:

Sample photos of the cakes from The Art of Dessert, 2019.


For more information contact Susanne Esquivel in the Development Office at 707.800.7505.

Over the last seventeen years of The Art of Dessert, we have had the opportunity to recognize individuals, foundations, and corporations as Arts Benefactor of the Year.  We gratefully remember and honor Susan and Lawrence Amaturo, Gayle and Arnie Carston, The Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation, Tom Freeman, The Klein Family and Rodney Strong Vineyards, Lytton Rancheria and the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians, Marcia and Gary Nelson, Evert Person, Susan and Alan Seidenfeld, Sherry and Pete Swayne, Henry Trione, Wells Fargo Bank, and the Founding Families of the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation.

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