BRAHM Brings Back Its Newly Coined Art Gala on June 23 with “An Evening in Venice”

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9:21 am

An Evening in Venice will start at 7:30 p.m.

Savannah R. Watts

The Blowing Rock Art History Museum is bringing back its Art Gala (formerly known as the Art Ball) with a new theme: An Evening in Venice! On June 23, guests are invited to come enjoy a buona sera at BRAHM with cocktails, dolces, desserts and music from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the dinner parties have already sold out, but tickets for the dessert party at the BRAHM are still available.

Appalachian State University and Greystone Insurance sponsor this year’s Art Gala. The evening will be filled with friends, conversation, food and art to celebrate BRAHM fashioned in a new Venice, Italy theme. BRAHM will be shrouded with Venetian decor and desserts while guests are invited to enjoy the exhibits they currently have at the museum. Guests are encouraged to wear Venetian style clothing in honor of the theme.

Ashley Warren, Marketing and Communications Director of BRAHM, says, “This is our biggest fundraiser for BRAHM. We want people to enjoy the evening with music, dancing and desserts—kind of like an after party following the sit-down dinners.” Although the dinners are sold out, tickets are still available for the “after party” at BRAHM, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The evening at BRAHM will feature the Todd Wright Trio during the dessert and cocktails throughout the night. In addition to the permanent History of Blowing Rock exhibit, there are currently four other open exhibits that guests will be able to enjoy. The largest, main gallery holds handcrafted ceramics from local North Carolina artists. These unique pieces are displayed for guests to see the ceramic treasures of artists in the region.

BRAHM is located at 159 Chestnut St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

Other exhibits include “The Way Watauga Works,” an exhibit of oral histories and photographs that displays different businesses, employees, and retirees of Watauga County. Upstairs, beside the History of Blowing Rock exhibit, is a 10-year display of ceramics from Appalachian State University professors, students and alumni. The fifth exhibit holds etchings and lithographs that capture “Early 20th Century American Life.” These pieces represent the work, labor, home-life and depression that occurred in the early 1900s.

Tickets are still available for the desserts and cocktail portion of the evening. To purchase your ticket or get more information from BRAHM, visit or call the museum at (828) 295-9009.

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