This series includes our annual Martini Madness event, as well as a collection of dinners and special events created and donated by their gracious hosts, individuals, and local businesses.
Join us for a unique opportunity to support the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and our mission to excite, engage, and educate through the arts!
Make your reservations online today at www.crma.org or contact CRMA Director of Development, Mary Duncan at 319.366.7503 ext. 207. Details for each event are outlined below.
Wood Sculpting & Wood Block Printing for Beginners
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join artist Mary Zeran and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art for a special art workshop for beginners. Inspired by our current exhibition I AM: Prints by Elizabeth Catlett, you will create two works of art from one project! First, using found materials, create a wood sculpture with simple power and hand tools. Then, use the same sculpture to create wood block prints. Frame your wood sculpture right next to the print you’ve created from it!
Place: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Participant Limit: 15
Cost: $35 per person
A Healthful Gourmet!
Thursday, May 2, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Renowned Chef David Burt will be sharing the secrets to making gourmet healthy delicacies! Experience a cooking demonstration, try your hand at food preparation, and enjoy an exquisite meal with organic wine selections.
Place: Home of Dr. Terri Cooper
Guest Limit: 12
Cost: $200 per person
Sponsor: Courter Law, PLLC
Martini Madness: Enchanted
Friday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
It’s Martini Madness time! Each year the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art brings together more than 300 party-goers to enjoy an evening of music, mingling, and fun for all. This year’s Enchanted theme will inspire drinks like, “Snow White’s Poison Apple-tini” and the “Hansel and Re-Gretel-tini.” A change of venue will bring Martini Madness home to the Museum of Art, where attendees will enjoy a variety of music, hors d’ oeuvres, and of course your favorite martinis on the house. There will be a silent auction and a chance to win great prizes while supporting the CRMA. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Individual tickets are $35 each. Want to try your hand with a martini shaker? Purchase a Patron ticket for $75 and the fun starts a half hour earlier with a special drink and Martini-Master Mixing lessons!
Place: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Cost: $35 per person or $75 per Patron ticket
Sponsors: Starbucks Coffee Co., Casey’s General Stores, Cedar Rapids Jaycees, BankIowa, Skogman Commercial at the Penthouse: Scott & Penny Olson, Informatics, Inc., and ImOn Communications.
From Our Wall to Yours: Vive l’ Art!
Sunday, July 14, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We are celebrating Bastille Day with fabulous French-inspired food, wine, and live music. This unique event will feature art from local collectors for sale! Add some new favorites to your personal collection from the large array of pieces available. You are sure to find a new piece… or two… or three…
Local art enthusiasts will be combing through their personal collections to donate items for this Museum benefit sale. If you would like to donate to this event, simply contact Mary Duncan at 319.366.7503 ext. 207 or email@example.com.
Place: Home of Bonnie & Roger Schmidt
Cost: $50 per person
Hosts: Bonnie & Roger Schmidt and Tim & Jill Gustin
Saturday, August 24, 5:30 p.m.
Relax with a glass of sangria as we celebrate the end of summer with a Paella Party! Chefs will prepare this traditional Spanish meal outdoors, providing entertainment and flair, for an evening to be remembered.
Place: Home of Tom & Kathy Brown
Cost: $100 per person
Sponsors: Fred & Melissa Rose
For more information on all that is happening at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, please visit their website at www.crma.org or call 319.366.7503.