Springville Museum of Art’s annual art ball proceeds keeps museum free year round

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This Saturday, in conjunction with the Springville Art Museum’s 88th Annual Spring Salon, guests will be treated to an evening of fine dining, dancing, art and entertainment.

Sarah Shepherd, Operations Department Executive Assistant at the museum said, “It brings people with different levels of interest in art together for a wonderful night.”

The annual fundraiser is the museum’s largest gala of the year and money earned from the event goes toward keeping the museum free to the public year round. This year the event will have several live performing groups located in different galleries of the museum. Blue Sky Jazz, Route 89, and the vocal jazz group 6 Miles Ahead, will play music from Bach to the Beatles.

The gallery will be decorated in various themes including a Mad Hatter’s room where guests can decorate teacups from IKEA, the museum’s Art Project Sponsor. The gallery expects the event to host 800 quests including the Mad Hatter,  the Queen of Hearts, and the Cheshire Cat.

A silent auction will take place throughout the night with items such as hotel stays and spa packages and, for the first time, original art from Utah artists like Gary Price, Jeff Decker, Kimball Warren, Rob Coombs, Luke Frazier, Marty Ricks and others.

The Springville Museum of Art will also announce a new art queen from high school student submissions to honor a tradition started in 1907.

 

The event will be catered by Magleby’s with salad, chicken Marsala, center cut sirloin beef, old fashioned mashed potatoes, harvest brown sugar carrots, Parmesan bread sticks, and topping the whole meal with either their award-winning chocolate cake or carrot cakes.

With 253 pieces of art beautifully displayed throughout the museum, catered food and live music, the gala is a wonderful retreat for anyone looking for a classy event to attend.

Tickets for the annual fundraiser can be purchased for $35 in advance or $45 at the door. For more information visit www.smofa.org or call 801-489-2727.

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