Saturday, November 2, 2019
5:30pm to 11:00pm
Join us on Saturday, November 2, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Peoria as we “Bid to Give” for the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. This is an evening you don’t want to miss and is sure to be the talk of town. Live art demonstrations, pop-up entertainment, great food, and a cash bar will make for a fun evening. Plus, you’ll get to meet some talented regional artists and see the original art we’ve selected for the Peoria Ronald McDonald House. The Art Gala features over 100 original artworks created by dozens of regional artists.
Award-winning Ronald McDonald House Charities Artist of the Year, Jeff Hanson, will also be at the event. His work will be among the art featured in our LIVE “Bid to Give” auction. Jeff has pledged to help raise $10 million for charity by the time he is 30!
Individuals, couples, families, friends or businesses can select and sponsor one or more artworks or make a gift to help us purchase the works. Each individual or group will be recognized for the thoughtful gift of art with a plaque displayed next to your sponsored piece(s). Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
$100 each; $175 for two
Sponsorships with multi-ticket benefits are available.
“We love these works and know they will brighten the lives of those who will be staying at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. Each work has been chosen to create a fun, healing environment for the children, their families, and all who will care for them.” ~~ Art Gala Committee
Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Attire: Creative, Semi-Casual
Heavy Appetizers: 5:30-7:30 pm
Art Bidding: 6:00-7:30 pm (online bidding will be available)
Live Auction: 7:30 pm
Rusty Hall, Pianist: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Lowell & Leslie Koons Quartet: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cousin Eddie: 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
Host: Kim Blickenstaff
Dan Campbell, Raising Paddles
Doug & Eileen Leunig, Big Picture Initiative
Hotel & Parking
RMHC room blocks are reserved at the Pere Marquette for $119 + tax & fees and Mark Twain for $89 + tax & fees. Parking is available in the Scottish Rite lot. Look for Art Gala parking signs.
Please contact Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois at 309-401-2525.
EVENT SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 16TH!
This event needs your support.
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