2022 GALA DATE & THEME ANNOUNCED
After the elation and success of The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Derby Day Gala and Preakness Gala, the 2022 date and theme have been chosen in conjunction with
The Belmont Stakes on June 11, 2022
We will once again dawn our derby attire at the Winsome Estate to enjoy a fabulous evening of delicious cuisine, beverages, live and silent auctions, demonstrating artists, casino, and live music.
The 2021 Gala Committee and SAMA Board would like to thank all of those who participated, donated, volunteered, and otherwise supported the Preakness Gala. Thank you to the SAMA teaching artists who actively represented our education programs, the sponsors and donors who provided funding and superb silent auction items, the Gala Committee who worked tirelessly in planning and setting up the event, and the SAMA employees who staffed the evening. We look forward to another amazing team effort next year!
Thank you to all who made the 2021 event a GREAT success!
HERE IS WHAT WE HAD IN 2021
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The Preakness Gala
May 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
After the elation and success of The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Derby Day Gala last year, the 2021 date and theme are based on the Preakness race on May 15th. The Preakness Gala promises to be a grand, sophisticated, and entertaining evening scheduled from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Winsome Estate & Stables located at 391 Tel Power Road, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
Once again, our Gala committee and SAMA staff have planned a fabulous evening to include outdoor vistas as well as indoor fun. We encourage our guests to wear Preakness themed attire while enjoying delicious cuisine, beverages, live and silent auctions, demonstrating artists, casino, and live music by the band Kono Nation. The Preakness race will be shown live on the big screen at 6:50 p.m.; the Casino will be open all evening and players can use their winnings to buy beautiful, bountiful gift baskets, and al fresco tables and seating for strolling the outdoor patio are available. The auctions will feature equestrian art and sculpture, unique garden features, dream vacations, excursions and overnight stays such as a Fallingwater private tour and nearby cabin retreat, and more. The event is sponsored by Benzel’s Bretzel Bakery. Be advised all CDC health and COVID-19 social distancing guidelines will be in place at SAMA events.
Silent Auction Donations
We are looking for fantastic items and gift baskets for our silent auction. Don’t want to part with a cherished item? Or don’t have time to assemble a basket yourself? Now you can donate the funds and SAMA staff and volunteers will do the preparation for you! Donate using the button below or contact Sandie at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about the basket or item you will be donating.
Live Auction Items Announced
Check out the amazing items up for auction! This year's live auction will feature art and sculpture, unique garden features, dream vacations, excursions and overnight stays such as a Hilton Head one week stay at Loggerhead Pointe beach including transportation and more. To make a pre-bid for the Live Auction, contact Sandie at email@example.com.