Thank you for joining us at:
“Forty and Fabulous” the ArtReach Anniversary Gala
and 6th Annual Dine & D’art
Held Saturday, March 22nd from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at Wings Over the Rockies. The evening began with a lively cocktail reception for guests to meet artists and donors of the beautiful creations and experiences, all while listening to the music of Freedom Swing.
After dinner the evening continued by honoring those whose support and contributions have greatly impacted the organization over the years:
Honoree Susan France—Recipient of the 2014 ArtReach Art Star Award
Honoree Eric Matelski—Recipient of the 2014 ArtReach Ginger Merelli Special Events Volunteer Award
Following dinner and program, the spirited live auction and paddle raiser began, directed by auctioneer Heather Lauren Quiroga, and raised money for technology upgrades for the organization, as well as camp scholarship needs.
After the live auction, guests laced up their tennis shoes for the much anticipated event of the evening—D’arting for the art and art experiences. Those holding the Patron or VIP tickets grabbed their spotters/partners, listened for their name to be called, and raced to the work/experience of their choice, while Spectators and After-Party goers cheered them on. The whole experience was over in about 20-25 minutes, and the After-Party began approximately at 10:30.
The 40th Anniversary celebration continued until midnight with dessert, champagne toast and dancing to the music of Dragondeer.
Thank you 2014 Artists, Art Donors, and Art Experience Donors
Anonymous, Anne Mann donated by Nancy Hopper, Barbara Reasoner, Bernadette Berger and Cindy Hayes, Beth Sanders, Bethany A. Fette', Brad Ramsey, Bruce Zander, Chris Guarino, Chris Schranck, D. Todd Clough, Dan Ericson/DUNN “the signtologist, Deborah Griffith, Eric Matelski, Hakan Carheden, Ivadell Marie, J. Michael Carr, Jeff Barton, Jennifer “Jen” Yoswa, Judson Monroe, Karen Spotts, Kathryn Cole, Kathleen Woodberry, Kay Ray, Kelle Brooks, Kyle Banister, Lyndsey Rosenberg, Mimi Platte, Molly Ross, Nancy Stage Robinson donated by an anonymous private collector, Natalie Starnes, Natasha Seideneck, Pamela Kelker, Peter Sidley, Robert Martinez, Robert Platz, Rosa Chick, Sarah Dempster, Sean Doherty, Strum and Sip, Susan Smith, Sydney Summers, Tamara Emmanuel, Todd Reid, and Tony Ortega.
A Big Thank You to the Following:
Sponsors, Partners and Donors: Anonymous; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Frame de Art II; Jay’s Valet, Parking, Luxury Transportation and Pedicab Services; Mary and Kevin McNicholas, Noelle Riccardella; Molly Ross; Steelock Fence and the Salah Foundation.
Live Auction Donors: Jay’s Valet, Parking, Luxury Transportation and Pedicab Services; Ellen Gysin and Clarence Pressley; Karye Wilhelm, Karla Johnson-Grimes, Snooze, Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group; United Airlines, and Larimer Associates.
Mystery Box Donors: Augustana Arts, Aurora Fox, AutaWash, Avante Cosmetic, Canvas on Demand, Core Power Yoga, CU Presents, Curious Theatre Company, David Klute and Daniel Kraig, Denver Art Museum, Empire Lyric, Forney Museum of Transportation, Happy Cakes Bake Shop, Harlem Globetrotters, Hyatt Regency Peaks Lounge, Inspyre Boutique, Joe McCormack and Clark Vander Broek, Johnson-Grimes Family, Karye Wilhelm, Landmark Theatres, Lawrence French and Gregory Sargowiki, Linger, Newman Center for Performing Arts, PinkCalyx Jewelry, Sandy and Elizabeth Dixon, Sarah Gulinska, The Arvada Center, The Denver Brass, The Wellness Center inside Whole Foods, Tony’s Market, Tootsies Nail Shop, and Wonderbound.