McCallie Mania, an online auction for McCallie alumni and friends, has an arts theme this year and a showcase of artwork by some of the best artists – many of whom have McCallie ties.
In its fifth year, the online auction will take place March 1-7.
But before the online auction begins, people will have an opportunity to join a free virtual Art Showcase. This free event will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.
Stevie Ray Dallimore, McCallie’s director of Drama Programs, and Mercedes Bartow, mother of Davis ’26, and chair of this year’s Mania Auction, will host the Showcase which will include the premiere release of the Arts at McCallie videos created by Brandan Roberts, director of Video. In addition, Head of School Lee Burns ’87 will discuss McCallie’s arts programs and share details about the upcoming issue of McCallie Magazine which focuses on the arts.
The Feb. 25 Showcase also will feature a select collection of items from the McCallie Mania auction that will be available for purchase prior to the auction. All proceeds from this Showcase will go directly to McCallie’s arts programs.
And the Showcase is just the beginning. The annual McCallie Mania will be held online from March 1-7. It will feature visual artwork and performance art experiences by students, alumni and local artists while still offering McCallie Mania favorites such as one-of-a-kind experiences, getaways, sporting opportunities, lifestyle items, and so much more.
Among the McCallie Mania items to bid on:
One-of-a-kind artwork from artists (alumni, faculty, former faculty, and local artists)
Grammy Foundation guitar signed by nine female artists, including Beyonce and Carrie Underwood
Arch Audio recording session
Scottsdale Arizona golf trip
Broadway virtual experience
Acting for the camera experience
Custom-made shuffleboard set
All the McCallie favorites – graduation seating, TEPS days, camps
Auction favorites – restaurants, entertainment, sports experiences and so much more.
Forty percent of the funds raised through this year’s auction will go straight to the Arts to purchase directly those items needed to expand and enhance an already strong Arts program. The remaining proceeds will benefit the boys of McCallie through financial aid, faculty development, community service initiatives, and other programs that help our boys grow into exceptional young men.
McCallie offers 21 art, music and theatre courses, with 40 percent of our 938 students participating in one or more of the academic and/or extracurricular arts programs.
For more information about the upcoming Showcase and auction, visit the McCallie Mania website at mccallie.org/mania.