Allentown Art Museum
Ended: 04/06/19 at 7:30 PM EDT
Location: 31 N. 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18101
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM 2019 Gala Dinner & Auction
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 6:30PM-11PM
Auction Time: 7:30PM
31 N. 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18101
Join us for a black-tie celebration in support of the Museum’s mission and this year’s Gala honorees, the Butz Family! The Butz family roots in the Lehigh Valley community date back to the mid-1800s, when the family constructed covered bridges. Today, the family operates two longstanding, reputable companies: Alvin H. Butz Inc., a member of the Butz Family of Companies; and Roberson Butz Architects, owned by Eric and Debora. Lee Butz was the president of Alvin H. Butz Inc. from 1973 to 1995, when his son, Greg, took the helm. Today, Greg’s sons Mike and Steve are the sixth generation to join the construction business.
Both personally and through their company, the entire Butz family have allocated more than $2 million dollars to arts organizations. They have been very visible at the Art Museum’s Galas and at our fall fundraiser, Cocktails and Collecting, and are deserving of our deepest appreciation.
This year we are opening our live auction items to all our patrons via online bidding. Estimated starting time for live auction is 7:30pm.
LIVE AUCTION ITEMS, APRIL 6, 2019 GALA/AUCTION
PRIVATE DINNER FOR 12 IN THE GALLERIES AT AAM
Surround yourself and your friends amid the priceless collection of art in the Museum galleries or in your own home. Invite your closest friends to dine on culinary masterpieces by Karen Hunter in this impressive setting. Celebrate a milestone or get a group together and make a joint bid. Date and time must be agreed upon by all parties.
Donor: Catering by Karen Hunter and the Allentown Art Museum
Value: $3,000 Value represents catering and use of AAM facility
BROADWAY SHOW FOR FOUR AND A LIMO
Enjoy an evening at the theater in New York City with four tickets to see Tootsie, a new comedy musical based on the 1982 film by the same name. Travel in style to and from the city in a limo provided by Corporate Limousine. You will arrive in plenty of time to have a pre-theater dinner before you’re off to the show! Available show dates are in April.
Donor: Kathy York, Penny Holman, Mary Beth Bohri
M R CHAIR AND TABLE DESIGNED BY MIES VAN DER ROHE FOR KNOLL
The sling chair in brown leather and table with clear glass top and stainless steel base are the modern classics designed in 1927 by Mies Van Der Rohe. Inspiration for the materials came from the explorations of fellow Bauhaus designers with forms derived from19th century iron rocking chairs.
Donor: Knoll, Inc.
SKYTOP COTTAGE VACATION
Enjoy a seven night stay in a four bedroom private cottage at historic Skytop Lodge. The amenities of the Lodge are at your disposal along with 6,000 acres of natural beauty.
Donor: Darbin and Debby Skeans
ADRIANO FARINELLA PAINTING
Harmonic 63, is an original oil painting on canvas by Lehigh Valley artist, Adriano Farinella executed especially for the AAM auction. For Adriano, “…clouds become figures who have been painted at a time in their lives and who, like human figures, are born, live for a time, change frequently, and then leave.” Your collection isn’t complete without one of these paintings of the impermanent, fleeting clouds in our sky.
Donor: Adriano Farinella, Walt and Teri Johnson, Michael and Dorothea Ervin
OLD BISCAYNE CHEST
Custom made in Atlanta by American craftsmen this chest of solid wood will be the focal point in any setting. It features a slightly distressed, rustic silver finish and touch drawers in front for easy access. What a perfect sideboard for your dining room or functional accent in the foyer or hall! The neutral tones make this chest versatile and appropriate for any room. 48×19.5×35 inches in height
Donor: Old Biscayne Designs