It’s not a concert—it’s a party! Celebrate the last lazy days of summer at our summer benefit event. Live music, cocktails, and dancing bring to life the early decades of the 20th century. Sip one of our signature cocktails and dance the night away as you enjoy upbeat Great American Songbook standards from the Seits & Sounds jazz ensemble. Period-appropriate attire encouraged!
Want to make it a night out with your crew? Add on a reserved table for four (+ $100) or eight (+ $150) ticketed guests, and provide all your dancing partners with a guaranteed spot to rest their feet! (Please note: Table reservation does not include tickets; all guests must purchase admission to the event.)
Not already a Museum Member? Click here to join now for discounts on your event tickets, plus enjoy a range of membership benefits all year long!
Questions? Click here to email us or call 828.253.3227 x122.
This event is part of the Asheville Area Arts Council’s LIVE! An Asheville Arts Benefit Series, with generous support provided by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
Summer Speakeasy Committee
- Mary Hagood
- Laurent Perotti
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, our popular Urban Loft & Art Tour, and our newest fundraiser, Art Party.
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.
URBAN LOFT & ART TOUR
This highly anticipated event provides our Members and supporters the opportunity to visit some of Asheville’s most stunning lofts and to view private art collections. Volunteer tour guides lead guests on a walking tour of Asheville, discussing places of historical significance and stopping in private residences along the way. The tour ends with a reception where guests have the chance to mingle with some of the loft owners while enjoying a drink and hors d’oeuvres.
This dynamic new "fun"-raising, fundraiser event features live music, dancing, art installations, and performance art. Guests will also enjoy light food and drink, a silent auction, and raffle.