coming your way at AAR’s Art, Wine & Wags Event on July 18th!
CASA PIAZZA ( is a luxury 8,000 sq ft Villa located in the exclusive ocean front community of LaPunta in Manzanillo, Mexico.


Your Get-A-Way will include:

  • A luxurious and relaxing 7 night stay.
  • A fully staffed 5 star villa. including your own Private Chef, House Manager, Maids, Houseman & off-site House Administrator.
  • 5 Full bedrooms with private balconies & 6.5 Baths. Perfect for 5 couples or two families with kids.(not suitable for business/corporate events, weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties etc.)
  • Black out dates – ONLY the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, & Easter. All other weeks are subject to availability.
  • Travel to Casa Piazza is good for 1 year from the date of the Auction. For air transportation, you will fly into Manzanillo International Airport. Non-transferable & minimum bidders must be 30 years of age.
  • Excludes food/beverage, nominal resort fee & gratuity

AAR has received a donation of 3 weeks at this wonderful home, which means we will have 3 live auction winners. Bidding will start at $7,000. A regular week stay is valued at $14,500. This item will be available for online bidding the night of the wine tasting for those not able to make it to the event.

More info: [email protected]


  • Bid on a wet and wild fishing trip for 3 out of Harborwalk Yacht club in West Galveston Bay.
  • Castaway Rods is donating 3 custom fishing rods to go along with this trip.


  • AAR will publish the auction link (which will include instructions) and the opening date and time.
  • Each bidder proposes a higher price than the previous bid until the auction is over.
  • The moment a bidder is outbid, the system sends them an email and text message (SMS) alert. Bidders can then simply click a button to submit a new bid. Since the system already recognizes them, they don’t need to add their details again—it’s quick and easy one-click bidding.
  • At the Wine Beer Event, supporters can use text-to-bid to participate or they can bid directly on AAR’s auction page.


AAR’s Art, Wine and Wags event on July 18th will include artist Bonnie Blue. Bonnie joined us two years ago and is again offering a special opportunity for event attendees. She is taking pre-orders for hand-painted wine glasses, rocks, and yard art/pet folk art featuring your furry friend.

Orders need to be in by July 11th and are only available to be picked up at the event. Glasses are $35, rocks are $25, and yard art is $125. (Yard art holds up to 4 pets)

To order, email [email protected] and include a photo of your pet(s).

To see Ms. Blue’s wonderful artwork, visit her website at

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