Awesome Auction! Guitars from Melissa Ferrick, Dar Williams & More!

Well, I feel bad for not posting this sooner, but better late than never eh? The Institute for Musical Arts is holding a fundraising auction on eBay. They need $150,000 to complete a state-of-the-art recording studio at their campus in Goshen, MA. The auction has been going on since March 8th, but there is still time to bid on stuff like:

March 28-April 6
Melissa Ferrick guitar
Baumgardner #2 (galley & autographed poster)
Gwen Stefani Harajuku Girl doll
Sevendust/Caitlin Kalafus auto drumsticks
Allison Miller gift set #2 (autographed sticks, autographed publicity photo; autographed copy of Modern Drummer)
Linda Kavars/Kate Millett signed poster
Peter Kitchell art

April 5-April 14
Ann Hackler T-shirt
David Bowie autographed leather jacket
Dar Williams Huss and Dalton guitar
Stefani & Dorsey autographed CD gift set
Diana Jones autographed CDs
Fanny framed/signed photo

Just what is this place you’d be supporting with your auction bids? Here’s some info from their ‘about’ page:

The institute has a nonprofit status of 501(c)3 with a mission to support women and girls in music and music-related businesses. Rooted in the legacy of progressive equal rights movements, IMA’s development is guided by the visions, needs and concerns of women from a diversity of backgrounds and has grown from the need to nourish ourselves and each other.

The 25-acre estate on which IMA is located features a house and several barns all built in the early 1800’s. The largest barn has been converted into a recording, performance and teaching facility. The space accommodates a multitude of artistic endeavors and has a seating capacity of 200, a recording chamber that could hold an orchestra, and housing for up to 25 people. In addition to its summer camps, IMA offers year-round programming in support of its nonprofit mission which, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public.

Go straight to the eBay auction, or first check out the auction page on their website for more details about all the items, and while you are there click around and check out what an awesome institution they have to support music!

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