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The 25th Annual Desert Museum Gala - Anniversaries in Bloom, celebrating treasured legacies and a flourishing future

Save the Date
Sunday, April 29, 2018
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Attire: Festive Cocktail

Mark your calendar for a memorable Desert Gala evening of fine dining, amazing auctions, animal ambassadors, live music, and all things uniquely Desert Museum. This year, in honor of Tucson’s designation as the first American City of Gastronomy, our region’s beautiful blossoming succulents and ancestral crops dating back 4,000 years will be featured — and will be interpreted with a delicious contemporary twist on the evening’s menu!

NOTE: Seating for this popular event is limited to 500 guests, and is usually reached long before the deadline for reservations on April 6th. Any reservations received after we reach 500 guests will be placed on a waiting list, and guests will be notified. Make your reservation today by contacting Camille Pons, Member Services/Engagement Officer, at 520-883-3055, or online.

The Evenings’ Schedule

4:00 p.m. In the Desert Garden- Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Silent Auction begins
Live musical entertainment
5:30 p.m. Live Auction in the Warden Oasis Theater
Welcome by: Erik Bakken — Chair, Board of Trustees
Craig S. Ivanyi — Executive Director
Live Auction begins
7:15 p.m. Dinner — throughout the Ironwood Terraces
& Baldwin Education Building
7:25 p.m. Silent Auction closes
8:30 p.m. Notification of winnings delivered to dining table
Silent Auction items ready for pick-up in the Desert Garden
Live Auction items ready for pick-up in the Art Institute office

We appreciate your support of the Desert Museum and look forward to welcoming you to the Desert Museum Gala celebration in April!

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a non-profit institution fully dedicated to conservation and research of the Sonoran Desert region. All proceeds from the Desert Gala support the daily operations, programs, and conservation efforts of the Desert Museum.

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For additional information contact Camille Pons, Development Officer, 520/883-3055, [email protected]
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