Click here to view photos of Gala 2017.  Photos taken by Carrie Workman


        Our Annual Gala took place Friday, October 6 th here at the Museum Center at 5ive Points, and our
theme was Cleveland Really Cooks –Celebrating our Past Igniting our Future as we honor over 100 years of appliance manufacturing with our past and present stove companies, Brown Stove Works, Inc. and Whirlpool Corporation. This black tie affair was a celebration of the Museum’s accomplishments and included a live auction, dinner, and live music.  Our live band this year was Love, Peace, and Happiness from Chattanooga. 

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Live Auction Items

  • Frances Stoia Home glass cheese tray with Tiger Cowrie handles
    Donated by: Haskell Interiors
  • Hardwick Wardrobe, Great American Wardrobe
    Proudly provided by America’s Oldest 100% Made in USA tailored clothing company in partnership with Cleveland’s home for fine men’s furnishings, Hardwick and The Town Squire bring you an impeccably crafted menswear makeover. Valued at approximately $3,000, this handsome package features finery to have you owning the room no manner the occasion. Featuring Hardwick’s Made in America suits, pants, and jackets, and shirts, ties, and accessories from The Town Squire, you can go from casual to dressy to formal while showing your proud patriotism and Cleveland spirit throughout.
    Casual – The go-to uniform of the Southern Gentleman: a Hardwick 560 H-Tech Performance Stretch Wool navy blazer and luxurious King Cotton Italian Solbiati khakis, with a choice of casual button-up shirt from TTS.
    Dressy – A timeless Hardwick 590 H-Tech Performance Stretch Wool charcoal suit, a 3 season staple that is as contemporary as it is classic, with dress shirt, tie and complimentary alterations from TTS.
    Formal – A sharp, eminently tasteful, black notch lapel tuxedo from Hardwick, with formal furnishings (shirt, bowtie, cummerbund) from TTS. 
  • Party for 12 catered by Impressions Catering at the Anitole home of  Gray and Natalya Epperson
    Party to be planned after March 1, 2018
  • Enchanted Fairy Garden Party - Explore the whimsical world of fairies as local authors Carol Hoops and Kathy Thaggard read their story, Treehouse Fairies of Merrywood. Up to 8 children (ages 4+) are invited to attend. Wear fairy costumes and bring objects found in nature to use in decorating your very own fairy treehouse at the enchanted Morning Glory Cottage in Callaway Gardens (Cleveland, TN). 
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Party for 8 at the home of  Matthew and Tara Brown - Matthew and Tara Brown will host eight guests who will enjoy a gourmet meal prepared on a FiveStar range, excellent wines, and lots of laughter while revealing scandalous personal details in an attempt to solve the mystery of which guest is guilty of murder. Guests must have a great sense of humor, be prepared to dress the part of your assigned character, and most of all be ready for a fun night with your friends.  
  • Highland Fling -Chef Marty Rosenfeld of Highlands, NC will conduct a private cooking experience in the home of Lynn DeVault and Glo Ghegan. The winner will receive the benefit of decades of culinary experience, superb wines, extraordinary cuisine and an inviting venue.  This will be a terrific evening! Schedule after the New Year.
  • New Bohemian Vintners cabinet -  For those who love a good design and aren't afraid to break a few rules, this beautiful cabinet, provided by Stamper's Furniture, is a cohesive mix of elements, shapes, and textures. Unpredictable, free and abounding in personal style, New Bohemian thrives on a spirit of discovery. It reflects the passion of those who love to wonder and to wander, as it creates an ambiance that both grounds us and urges us on.  Weight: 355.0 lb,  Dimensions:  W-40.0"  D-21.0"  H-82.0"
  • The Color Purple at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta - 4 front row center seats to The Color Purple at the Fox in Atlanta on Saturday October 28, 2017 at 8pm. and a complimentary parking pass.
  • Party for 10 at Catch Bar and Grill - Enjoy taste of the modern coast h'ordeuvres along with expertly selected wine pairings.
  • Water color by Alan Shuptrine - Mist and Lace and autographed copy of Alan Shuptrine: Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain book.  Donated by: Alan Shuptrine
  • Big Green Egg  – Great opportunity for Chef Eric of the Bald Headed Bistro to cook for you on your brand new Big Green Egg and entertain your guests.  Donated by: Elder’s Ace Hardware


For additional information about all auction items, please contact Janice Neyman at or call 423-339-5745