BREATHTAKING ART. AWESOME MUSIC. GREAT FOOD. PHENOMENAL ENTERTAINMENT.

On behalf of the board and staff, THANK YOU!

Because of you, our 75th Anniversary celebration was absolutely phenomenal and far exceeded our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better gift for our 75th Birthday. Hopefully, the surprise performances throughout the evening enhanced your experience and left you with a greater appreciation of all forms of art. We would especially like to thank:

• Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts for their collaboration and stunning performances by their ballerinas

• Erin Hooks, Linda DiCianni, and Mary Johnson for the performance of The Andrews Sister's "Shoo Shoo Baby"

• Trumpeter Spencer Wright

• Artists Steve Brooks, Hailey Lail, and Joël Urruty for their phenomenal works for the art drawing

 

A Good Time was had by all

If a picture tells a thousand words, our guests at the Light Up the Night Gala wrote an epic novel! By the look of the photos and videos below, the event was definitely a hit. We hope you enjoy reliving the evening with them all.

 

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!

  • Doors open at 7:30 PM with final check-in at 8:15 PM (Coat check available in the South Lobby)

  • Special giveaway drawing at 8:30 PM (Must have ticket stub and be present to win!)

  • Birthday cake at 9:30 PM

  • Celebratory champagne toast at 10:30 PM

  • Last call at 10:45 PM


FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT

  • A live DJ experience unlike anything you've ever seen featuring Joe Bunn, owner of Bunn DJ Company

  • Enjoy performance art in the South Lobby from 7:30 - 8:15 PM

  • Make your way to the Coe Gallery on the 2nd floor when the trumpet sounds at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30 PM for special performances

  • Take a break in one of our comfort spaces located in the Objects Gallery, engageHMA Gallery, Moretz Board Room located on the 2nd floor and Mezzanine Gallery on the 3rd floor

  • Cash bars located on the 1st and 2nd floors

  • Photo booth located in the localHMA Gallery on the 1st Floor

  • Additional floral designs throughout the museum provided by Joann Wilfong, Nancy Zagaroli, Event Flowers by Sharon, and Hickory Florist

YOUR TICKET HAS POWER!

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Keep your ticket stub with you until 8:30 PM for spectacular giveaways*.

*Must be present with ticket stub in hand to win.
$50 of your ticket cost is tax deductible.

 

Light Up the Night

Every aspect of the evening has been thoughtfully and purposefully paired to enhance your museum experience and reflect our mission to bring people together and inspire creativity through the power of art.

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Whitener Gallery

The Power of Art | FROM THE VAULT: Artists Commissioned By The Santa Fe Railway

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Experiential tasting by Café Gouda | Floral art designed by
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Entrance Gallery

Sustainable Growth | 2018/2019 Annual Fund Celebration

 
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SHUFORD GALLERY

Complete Inclusivity | WES & RACHELLE SIEGRIST: Exquisite Miniatures

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Experiential tasting by Boca | Floral art designed by Joann Wilfong

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Coe Gallery

Communicative Collaboration | A GRAND VISION: Elliott Daingerfield Paints Grandfather Mountain and the Grand Canyon

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Experiential tasting by Lake Hickory Country Club | Floral art designed by Joann Wilfong

 
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OBJECTS GALLERY

The Creative Process | Glass from the Museum’s Collection and Animal Menagerie from the Sam Passantino Collection

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Experiential tasting provided by Fourk | Floral art designed by A Southern Bloom

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MEZZANINE GALLERY

Lifelong Learning | Discover Folk Art: Unique Visions by Southern Contemporary Folk Artists

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Experiential tasting provided by Café Rule

 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Gala Sponsored by

 
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Mr. & Mrs. Leroy & Lynn Lail

 
 

Music by

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Experiential Tastings Provided By

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Floral Art Displays Provided By

A Southern Bloom | Nancy Zagaroli | Event Flowers by Sharon

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Provided By

 
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