Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Gilchrist Museum’s biggest fundraising event is back! After a brief hiatus, our annual gala is returning – with a “BANG!” – as the “Gilchrist Gala Goes POP!” Taking the opportunity to shake things up, this year’s gala will offer a new spin on one of Cumberland’s favorite celebrations! Taking cues from the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, and other pop artists, the 2021 gala will be reinvigorated with an urban flair and a modern twist for a new generation of local art lovers!

The theme for 2021 is a celebration of Pop Art! Bright colors, high energy, and loads of fun! Break out your boldest party attire and join the celebration! The evening will have live entertainment and music, a live auction of big-ticket items, and a Champaign Raffle for a variety of small, medium, and large prizes!

Tickets will be available for purchase soon. For businesses and individuals who would like to sponsor this event, please see our information below for details.

Gilchrist Gala Tickets

Online Ticket Sales Coming Soon!

Gala Sponsor Opportunities

Dear friends of the Gilchrist,

As most of you know, we depend on sponsors as a major source of funding for the day-to-day operations, upkeep, and maintenance of the gallery, as well as the continuation of our local community outreach programs. We are asking for our local businesses, organizations, and residents to consider becoming a Gala sponsor, with a tax deductible donation. There are three levels of sponsorships to choose from: ZAP!, POW!, and BANG!. Download the Sponsorship form below to begin!

This year’s Gala, “Gilchrist Gala Goes POP!”, is bursting on to the scene Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. During the celebration, our featured artist will be creating an original piece of art to be purchased during the live auction!

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are included in your ticket or sponsorship purchase.

Please complete and return the sponsorship form below by July 23rd to ensure proper acknowledgement of your donation. Feel free to contact us for more information or to meet in person. As a Board, we thank you in advance for your generosity and involvement. It is our ongoing mission to fulfill Mrs. Jeanette Gilchrist’s dream of a lasting legacy and enhancement of the arts in our community.

Sponsorship Levels

ZAP! POP Sponsor • $500
(Includes 4 tickets to the gala)

Access for 4 to the VIP lounge. Enjoy food & beverage service during the event, plus champs with cotton candy!

Dedicated posts on social media

 

POW! POP Sponsor • $1,000
(Includes 6 tickets to the gala)

Access for 6 to the VIP lounge. Enjoy food & beverage service during the event, plus champs with cotton candy!

Company logo displayed on event advertisements, email communications, and website

Dedicated posts on social media

 

BANG! POP Sponsor • $1,500
(Includes 8 tickets to the gala)

Naming rights to the private VIP lounge

Access for 8 to the VIP lounge. Enjoy food & beverage service during the event, plus champs with cotton candy!

Company logo displayed on event advertisements, email communications, website, and during the event

Dedicated posts on social media