So many organizations have come to use the arts and artists as centerpieces for major fundraising events. All you need is a location, some artwork, and PRESTO, you have yourself an event. In the Tampa Bay area, one organization has been doing this type of event long enough (this is their 34th year!), and is tied to the arts closely enough (they ARE an art center after all!) to claim ownership of the idea and put on what Tampa Bay Magazine calls the “Best Social Event in the TampaBay area.”
The Dunedin Fine Art Center’s 2014 Garden Party which is presented by DFAC’s board of directors and overseen by this years’ chairs Debra Thomas-Weible and Kathy Milam will be SO BIG, it will take the grounds of two beautiful Dunedin waterfront homes to hold it. We have to agree with Tampa Bay Magazine, this is one event you need to attend. This year’s theme is It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere and there will be LIVE music, great food provided and an Art & Non-Art Auction that’s NOT to be missed! So, mark 5:00 pm till Sunset – April 13th on your calendar and make your reservation today.
“Yes, it’s a great party, but more important, is the actual effect that the proceeds from our Garden Party have on the vitality and diversity of Dunedin Fine Art Center” insists chairperson Debra Thomas-Weible. “Art changes lives and this is most evident at DFAC. We can talk about the economics of the arts and the sense of place, all of which are really important, but most of all: the children, teens and adults who take class at DFAC, view and learn from the exhibits, and share friendships are the ones who benefit from this great community resource” she concludes.
Tickets are available beginning at $150 / person. Call 727.298.DFAC for more information.
Dunedin Fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin, FL – 727.298.DFAC – www.dfac.org