7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
"Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." has been transformed...
into a spectacular fully virtual gala!
Franklin's Friends is proud to present the 7th annual Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. on August 22, 2020 (postponed from May 16, 2020).Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Florida Department of Health guideline to limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people, Franklin’s Friends has decided to transform this year’s "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." into a spectacular fully virtual gala.
It will still be a magical evening with exemplary wines, gourmet cuisine, spectacular silent and live auctions, and a private art sale. WESH 2 News anchors Jason Guy and Michelle Imperato will return to emcee the event. All proceeds will benefit Franklin’s Friends and local animal welfare. Last year's sold-out event raised a record $132,000!
This will not just be an electronic silent auction or a simulcast – it will be an exciting, one-of-a-kind. interactive virtual gala. Ticket holders will pick up their swag bags and a catered meal curbside in the afternoon (including dessert and wine) and then log on to the livestream in the evening. We encourage groups of less than 10 to hold “watch parties” at their homes. Ticket holders holding watch parties of 6-10 will receive a bottle of Tito's vodka with their meal. Starting at 7:15 pm, emcees and presenters (masked and socially distanced) will start the live broadcast. In addition to the silent and live auctions there will be fun trivia and chat features as well as inspiring videos. Many of you have already purchased fancy masks for the face mask contest and that will go on virtually as well!
Ticket holders will receive detailed instructions about food pickup and joining the livestream. All you have to do now is register your phone . Logging on will be as easy as clicking a link!
We welcome those without tickets to join the virtual event but you will need to supply you own food and beverage. To have access to the virtual event all you need to do is register your phone and we will send you instructions about how to livestream.
During these unprecedented times, Central Florida animal welfare needs our help more than ever. We hope you will embrace the "new normal" and join us to raise money for this important cause!
Tickets for this year's event are currently sold out but you can still attend our virtual event or bid on our fabulous auction items. Click here to register your phone. We will send you instructions about bidding and joining the livestream.
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Tickets and Sponsorships
Tickets for this year's event are currently sold out but you can still bid on our fabulous auction items and attend our virtual event! Click here to register your phone and we will send you instructions about bidding and joining the livestream.
Auction and Art
Enjoy spectacular live and silent auctions and a private art sale. Bid on a wide variety of fabulous and unique items using electronic bidding technology from QTEGO. Check back frequently as we are adding new items daily!