You Are Invited To ‘POP’

Contact: Sarina Ehrgott | communications@utahmoca.org | 801.328.4201
www.utahmoca.org | 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Tuesday – Thursday and Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM | Friday 11 AM – 9 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 21, 2013

 

You Are Invited To  ‘POP’
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s Annual Benefit Gala

June first at six o’clock in the evening
Enjoy an artisan dinner crafted by Blended Table paired with a selection of fine wines from Vine Lore and Luna Vineyards plus a signature cocktail provided by Five Wives Vodka. Dance to music by DJ Tidy and take part in our exclusive silent and live auctions.

Live Auction Items Include:
VIP JAZZ PACKAGE
Two VIP tickets for center court seating, a pre-game meal in the VIP room, complimentary snacks, drinks during halftime, and parking.

SEILLANS, PROVANCE VACATION
A perfect vacation for two or four people who wish to experience a glamorous life in an authentic medieval village located in the foothills of the Haut Var in Provence.

Silent Auction items include:

COUPLES DAY SPA
Kura Door will create an exotic and relaxing shared experience followed by a meal at Caffé Niche.

FARMERS MARKET GIFT BASKET
A package for two including Downtown Farmer’s Market swag, two green bike annual memberships with helmets, tickets to every Twilight Concert Series show with posters, and a gift card to Artix.

Silent Art Auction:
Creating an element of surprise, new artwork created exclusively for the POP Gala by 60 of Utah’s most talented and highly regarded artists will be presented with the artists’ names concealed.

The MINI-Biennial:
The “MINI-Biennial” – sponsored by MINI of Murray – features original art created by artists represented in UMOCA’s Utah Biennial. These pieces will be displayed and auctioned silently with the exception of work created by Andy Warhol’s surrogate, Allen Midgette. This one-of-a-kind, historical piece will be auctioned live.

The Annual Benefit Gala is one of Salt Lake City’s most anticipated parties and sophisticated way to show your support of the state’s contemporary arts hub.

Individual seats are $200 and full tables, which seat 10, are $2,000.
Dress code is summer semi-formal with a splash of neon.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Chrissy.Upton@utahmoca.org.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: umocagala2013.org

About UMOCA
The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Four gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA’s exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.

Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011, 2012 and 2013 is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Located at 20 S. West Temple; open Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free; $5 donation is appreciated. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org.