The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 17th annual benefit ball, “Gala 2010: A Magical Mystery Tour,” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, in the University of Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.
The Art Museum’s event of the year will include both silent and live auctions, run by auctioneer Dan Sullivan, gourmet dining, and dancing to live music performed by The Full Basmati.
“Tom and I are as excited as everyone else about our sixties theme this year, and what a wonderful job our auction committee has done gathering strange and exciting items—from roller derby to paintball, and from an Egypt trip to hunting from a yurt—there’s sure to be something for everyone,” said Jacque Buchanan, who co-chairs the Gala with her husband, UW President Tom Buchanan. “We know this will be an especially exciting event this year, with all of the focus we’ve had recently on the arts in Wyoming and UW.”
For those who like to take their chances, two raffles are being held to benefit the Art Museum as well. While the winners will be announced at the Gala dinner, they need not be present to win. A fabulous diamond necklace underwritten by Dooley Oil will be the first raffle drawn, and the second item is a $1,000 Visa Gift Card provided by Gala sponsor Laramie GM Auto Center.
The Gala benefit ball is held annually to provide funds for the Art Museum’s exhibitions, education, collection, and outreach programs that support nationally renowned and culturally significant exhibitions and programs for Wyoming and the surrounding area.
Dinner, the live auction, and dancing to the sounds of The Full Basmati will follow cocktails and the silent auction. Individual tickets are available for $175, as are table sponsorships at various levels. To purchase your tickets or for more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-3477.