The Asheville Art Museum’s annual Gala will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 6pm. You’re invited to join us for an evening of rejuvenation with delightful company, special exhibitions, dinner and beverages, an incredible live auction featuring art and experiences, and more!
Limited seating remains—reserve your tickets today.
Questions? Please call us at 828.253.3227 x123 or click here to email us.
Place bids through May 18! Funds raised through the auction provide invaluable support to the Asheville Art Museum. Browse a fabulous array of paintings, sculptures, prints, jewelry including rings and brooches, food experiences, and more. All are welcome to bid; event attendance is not required.
Purchase through May 21 at 8pm! Purchase raffle tickets online or in person during the Gala for a chance to win a stunning glass sculpture by artist Mark Peiser. A founder of the studio glass movement in America and a longtime resident of Western North Carolina, his work in glass is unparalleled. The sculpture is accompanied by a signed copy of the Asheville Art Museum catalogue, Looking Within, Mark Peiser the Art of Glass. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Need not be present to win; winner announced at the Gala.
Live Auction Preview
The live auction will take place during the event on May 21 and features 25 incredible lots including glass and ceramic sculptures, prints, paintings, jewelry, and food, art, and travel experiences (lots #101–125). Unable to make the event but interested in bidding? We are currently accepting absentee bid forms prior to the Gala and live auction on May 21. Please call us at 828.253.3327 x123 if interested.
Donations of any amount in support of the event are welcome.
The museum requires proof of vaccination or copy of a negative test within 72 hours for entry into seated special events. This will be checked at the registration table. Masks are encouraged but not required. Most of the staff working the Gala will be masked.
If you are unable to attend the event, for any reason, you may either apply your payment to a future event, or request a refund, as long as we receive notice at least 72 hours in advance. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will be credited using the same means that was used for payment.
As a nonprofit organization, the Museum relies on the generous support of our community members. Without you, we couldn’t do what we do—offer exciting exhibitions and engaging programs throughout the year.
The Museum hosts a number of popular benefit events each year including an annual gala and more.
GALA & LIVE AUCTION
The Museum’s gala is our biggest event of the year. Featuring a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, and live auction, this event brings together some of the Museum’s most dedicated supporters and celebrates all the Museum has to offer—from world-class exhibitions to engaging programs for children, teens, and adults.
- Asheville Art Museum