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Join us for the 18th Annual Museum Gala

Our 2016 Annual Gala takes place Friday, October 14th at the Museum Center at 5ive Points. This year we honor the fabulous Sherry Brown for her dedication and commitment to the Museum Center and our City. This black tie affair is a celebration of the Museum’s accomplishments and includes silent and live auctions, "Be the Match" paddle raise auction, dinner, and live music presented by The Atlanta Showstoppers!

Sponsorship support provided by First Tennessee Foundation and Cleveland Daily Banner. For sponsorship information email JNeyman@museumcenter.org. 



Special thanks to our sponsors:

Live Auction Items

Great American Wardrobe - Be Cleveland's best dressed gentleman with a suit for every occasion! Hardwick Clothes, America’s oldest tailored clothing maker, in partnership with The Town Squire, Cleveland's finest men's retail store, will provide one lucky winner with a wardrobe rehab to include a suit, blazer, sport coat, and two pairs of slacks from Hardwick’s collection of performance fabrics as recently worn by NBC announcers at the Rio Olympics. Town Squire will compliment each outfit with coordinating shirts and ties and will provide sleeve and pant length adjustments. 

Cabaret - 6 front row tickets to Cabaret at the fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta for Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8PM. *Tickets must be used on November 5, 2016; Transportation to Atlanta not included. 

A Taste of India Gourmet Dinner for 8 - Join Philomena and Jim Davis at their beautiful home. Philomena will prepare a lovely sampling of homemade Indian cuisine and cocktails for you and 7 of your friends.

Private Wine Dinner with Chef Eric Fulkerson - Lynn DeVault and Glo Ghegan will open their new Historic home to 10 lucky Friends for an evening to remember. Chef Eric Fulkerson, Executive Chef at the Bald Headed Bistro will prepare a culinary experience accompanied by superior wine pairings. Be prepared for an enchanting evening. 

Wacker Tour and Lunch for 12 - Step into your limos and head to Wacker for a full behind-the-scenes tour. Lunch provided by Impressions Catering.  

 A Glamorous Weekend for up to 6 Couples at One of the Finest Real Estate Properties on Palm Beach IslandFour days and three nights at the Florida home of Allan and Janie Jones - Arrive any Thursday (between October 20 and December 15) and depart the following Sunday.You will be met at the Palm Beach Airport and chauffeured to the Jones home, which overlooks beautiful Lake Worth.  There you will be served a welcome cocktail while you lounge by the pool or settle in to one of the six magnificently furnished bedrooms, each with its own in-suite bathroom.The house manager will assist you with a dinner reservation and transportation for the evening (meals at your own expense).  Sport Fishing - Friday, the men can enjoy a day of sport fishing on the “Reel Janie” - a beautiful 75’ Merritt custom formerly owned by county music superstar Alan Jackson. Once Janie and Allan acquired the boat in 2013 the “J” on the flag stood for Jones instead of Jackson - but conveniently the flag never had to be changed.  The Reel Janie - often referred to as the “Rolls Royce of Merritt Sportfish” - is a world-class fishing machine with tournament grade equipment and a 2-man crew that is as good at catching fish as they are providing a mega-yacht experience to guests. The boat features 3 HD cameras to capture your big catch from all 3 sides at once!  World Famous Shopping - While the men are sport fishing, the women can visit the beach, walk the famous Lake Trail along Lake Worth or enjoy a day on Worth Avenue – the most famous shopping destination in the world.  That evening, take an hour cocktail cruise to a lovely restaurant on the water in the elegant Reel Janie. The bar top in the boat has countertops made from fossils that are of a species over 55 million years old (also found in Cleveland’s Bald Headed Bistro).  * Saturday, another day to catch up on what you missed from Friday!  * Sunday, depart at your leisure.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT THE REEL JANIE:   http://reeljaniebrochure.com

Notes: 1)   One day of off shore fishing and the waterway cruise are included. 2)   Cocktails upon arrival and during the cruise are provided 3)   A rental car or two would be advisable for maximum flexibility 4)   All meals are at purchaser’s expense 5)   Airfare is not included Estimated value:  $18,500

Clifftops Cottage Escape - Enjoy a week at Clifftops, in the beautiful Monteagle gated community with 2000-acres of hardwoods, a 70-acre lake (fishing and beach) with a canoe and jon-boat included, tennis courts, community swimming pool & trails to scenic overlooks. Cottage is 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Cottage is located near South Cumberland State Park, Fiery Gizzard Trail, Foster Falls, University of the South with access to newly renovated golf course and award-winning Sewanee Inn, historic Sewanee community, casual fine dining at High Point and Ivywild Restaurants. *Mutually agreeable dates; Not available for weeks of Thanksgiving, Christams, New Year's or weeks of November 5, 2016 and November 4, 2017; Transportation to Monteagle not included.   

4-Night stay in Deer Valley, Utah - Experience the awesome beauty of the Rockies! Enjoy a relaxing five-day, four-night getaway with family or friends nestled in the spectacular peaks of Deer Valley, Utah. Explore Park City or nearby Sundance (Robert Redford's resort), fly fish, hike the trails, skiing, or walk to town for shopping and dining at fabulous restaurants. Then cuddle up by the fire in your four-bedroom condo. *Mutually agreeable dates; Trip must be used by end of November 2017; No more than 8 guests; Transportation to Utah not included. 

Yacht in the Bahamas - Sail the Bahamas for three nights and four days on the beautiful yacht, Arms Reach, complete with crew and all provisions while on board. Docked at the exclusive Albany Resort on New Providence Island, ten guests will have access to enjoy the amenities of this wonderful resort for one of the nights of the cruise. The five shipboard cabins provide plenty of room for 10 lucky sailors to make the most of their ocean adventure enjoying beach time on an uninhabited island, snorkeling, waterskiing, fishing, or just relaxing in unparalleled luxury. Being pampered as never before is in…Arms Reach.

Champagne Auction Items

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 12 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).

Cocktail Party for 25 in the Museum Store - Grab your friends for a few hours of laid-back cocktails, shopping, and chatting with our local artists.

Wrap-jacket by fiber artist Judi Gaston

Platter by Riffe-Pierson Pottery

Signature Facial from Ocoee Aesthetics Receive a 90-minute ultimate facial experience from Julie Brian, Licensed Aesthetician. A non-peeling facial perfect for bringing your skin back to life. Enjoy a deep double cleansing, manual exfoliation, and antioxidant mask to the face, neck, and décolleté to revitalize your skin and the perfect moisturizer for your skin type. Includes a scalp, arm and hand, face, and décolleté massage all fully customized to your skincare needs. 5 facial gift certificates, valued at $120 each, will be available for silent bidding. The top 5 bidders will receive one facial gift certificate each. 

Win and Go Vacation Package - Take a chance and win the vacation of a lifetime. Enjoy a one week stay at the destination of your choice in the RCI Vacation Exchange Network. RCI offers over 4500 resorts in over 100 countries. Get there using your 2 round trip tickets on JetBlue (travel must be completed by September 2017). Pack your bags and fly away!
*The winning bid will receive 25 tickets that have already been entered to win the big prize listed above. Only 500 total tickets were sold, so your odds of winning the final prize are 1-in-20


For additional information about all auction items, please contact Janice Neyman at JNeyman@museumcenter.org or call 423-339-5745