Gala Preview Night

Proceeds Benefit Children’s Cancer Fund of NM

Thursday August 15, 2019

6-9pm

Cocktail Dress Attire

MUSIC 

Le Chat Lunatique

As unpredictable, fearless, and entertaining as their namesake, Le Chat Lunatique purveys an addictive genre they call “filthy, mangy jazz,” a signature sound that makes you want to smoke and drink too much – if only you could get off the dance floor. Le jazz hot of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli is their north star, but they use that beacon to navigate through a wide range of genres, blending Western swing, classical, reggae, doo-wop, and “anything else we damn well please” into strikingly original compositions and audaciously reworked standards alike.

GIVING

Enjoy viewing and buying some of the finest art in New Mexico and beyond, and feel good knowing that proceeds from all Gala ticket sales, as well as 20% of art sales from participating artists, will be donated to the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico supporting Erin’s Place and the College Scholarship fund for New Mexico Children Cancer survivors.  

GUEST DIGNITARIES

We are pleased to have Albuquerque’s Mayor Tim Keller, and a representative from Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico to say a few words and help kick off our first annual Albuquerque Art Showcase.

ART

The Albuquerque Art Showcase presents local and regional artisans (with diverse gifts, talents and aristic genres), spotlighting the “best of the best” in a wide spectrum of splendid artistic talent. Enjoy beautiful art, visit with artists, and raise money for the Children’s Cancer Fund during this premier event.