The proceeds from the benefit will help the Evanston Art Center to make arts more accessible to our community by providing scholarships for students in need of financial support, and funding our exhibitions and outreach programs.
Thank you for making the Summer Gala a success!
EVANSTON ART CENTER THANKS . . .
Our Generous Donors:
Gala Chair: Shari Daw
Gala Committee: Debra Favre, Jolie Fleming, Karen Hunt, Jane Litin, Leslie Scattone, Pam Voitik and Art Williams
Auctioneer: Michael Davis, Vice Chairman of Hart Davis Hart Wines
Corporate Sponsors: Binny’s Beverage Depot, Blick Art Supplies, Byline Bank, Hart David Hart Wines, New City Moving, and Yellowbrick Foundation
Gallery Sponsors: Emily Rappaport of Eat Paint Studio and Donna Wesley Spencer of Perspective Gallery
Patron Donors: Ann and Brian Balusek, Harold and Karen Bauer, Shari and Pat Daw, Paula and Jeff Danoff, Debra Favre and Michael Bailey, Michael Davis and Art Williams, Kathy and Mike Elliott, Joan and Kevin Evanich, Carol and Jim Hansen, Karen Hunt, Donald and Susan Jeffers, Lee and Sharon Oberlander, Leslie and Anthony Scattone, Renee Schleicher, Kathy and John Vondran, and Carla and Mark Vorhees
Board of Trustees: Linda Beck, Sheila Cahnman, Shari Daw, Debra Favre, Jolie Fleming, Elena Gonzales, Jim Hardgrove, Debbie Mellinger, Lee Oberlander, Christine Pearce, Nancy Prial, Alice Rebechini, Leslie Scattone, Renee Schleicher, Rob Sills, Keith Struve, Maureen Sullivan and Pamela Voitik
Thank you to all our Summer Gala Sponsors!
THANK YOU TO OUR SUMMER GALA AUCTION DONORS . . .
American Writer's Museum
Binny's Beverage Depot
Black Point Estate and Gardens
Blick Art Materials
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
City Lit Theater Company
Dance Center Evanston
Debbie and Ed Mellinger
Debra Favre & Mike Bailey
Donna Wesley Spencer
DueLire Vino & Cucina
Evanston Children's Choir
Evanston History Center
Evanston School of Ballet Foundation
Food For Thought
Garfield Park Conservatory
Gene Siskel Film Center
Jane Fulton Alt
Jeanine Coupe Ryding
Koi Fine Asian Cuisine
Leslie & Anthony Scattone
Lush Wine & Spirits Evanston
Milwaukee Art Museum
Music of the Baroque
Music Theater Works
Nick's Neighborhood Bar and Grill
Paula & Jeff Danoff
Piven Theatre Workshop
Quincy Street Distillery
Sarah Kaiser Amaral
Shari & Patrick Daw
The Spice House
Victory Gardens Theater
Whiskey Thief Tavern
Mark your calendar for our upcoming virtual gala –Friday night, August 28, 2020 at 5:30pm.
Want to participate in the virtual wine tasting?
Party in a box includes event access, 3 bottles of wine that will be part of the wine tasting, gourmet snacks for 4-6 people and one Raffle A Ticket for a chance to win the grand prize. Wine bottle pickup is day of the event.
2015 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc
2013 Saint-Joseph Rouge J.L. Chave
NV André Clouet, Grand Reserve
Virtual Gala Program
5:30 p.m. - Welcome to the Event by EAC Board Chair, Debra Favre and EAC Update by EAC President & CEO, Paula Danoff
5:40 p.m. Wine Tasting begins. The class will be led by Michael Davis from Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
6:10 p.m. Raffle drawings
6:15 p.m. Live Auction by Michael Davis with Art Commentary by Keith Struve of Struve Fine Art
6:30 p.m. Live Auction concludes
7:00 p.m. Silent Auction closes
Auction Pick Up
Auction Item winners can pick up their items at the EAC during our regular hours:
Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 4:00 pm
M-F: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Your safety remains our top priority. Please adhere to our COVID-19 safety protocols upon entering the building.
Want to join but not interested in the wine tasting?
Receive entrance to the party and get a raffle ticket too!
CUSTOM FOUR-COURSE DINNER KIT FOR SIX MENU DESIGNED BY FFT EXECUTIVE CHEF - Includes amuse, first course, entrée & dessert for six guests. Prepare a delicious four-course meal at home with a custom-designed menu suited to your tastes. FFT will provide the ingredients, garnishes, and detailed instructions for perfectly plated dishes.
Dinner for six from Food for Thought with wine pairings plus Wine Tasting event access.
(Donated by Food for Thought and Shari & Patrick Daw)
Receive entrance to the party and get a raffle ticket too! This raffle item includes In-home and outside dining (Blue Apron, Madison and Rain dinner kits): $500 value
(Donated by Debra Favre and Mike Bailey, Leslie & Anthony Scattone)
Receive entrance to the party and get a raffle ticket too! This raffle item includes Laura Tanner jewelry valued (4 pieces): $500
Trilogy necklace, 14k gold-filled, Labradorite
Earrings, gold black onyx, Labradorite
Black Druzy stud earrings
Gold Druzy bracelet, Labradorite
(Donated by Laura Tanner