On Saturday, March 3rd, the Speed Art Museum hosted it’s annual ball- the largest fundraiser of the year for our local institution. With dollars raised via ticket sales supporting the Speed, it’s exhibits and programs, this is always the event of the season.
A sold-out seated dinner in the 1927 galleries, followed by a late-night blowout party beckoned over 800 guests through the doors! Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans kept the music and the party going past 1am. This morning, Director of the Speed Museum, Stephen Riley said to me that he was finally able to wind down from the event, before gearing up to host Louisville’s Creative Mornings at 8:30am today.
With the Speed’s current exhibit, Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism, I chose to go a little Impressionist withmy attire, wearing a floral applique gown from Marchesa Notte, and $10 peachy disco ball earrings.
While we boogied to the Dirty Dozen, snacked on gelato, and were thoroughly boozed up thanks to great bar service, and were surrounded by pink cherry blossoms. It was incredible! Through all of the excitement, the bumping into friends, and exploring the galleries, we completely forgot to stop into the Voice-Tribune’s photo booth, but did manage to snap a few photos.
To find out more about the Speed Art Museum, including membership prices, details on their monthly After Hours party, or how you can find your niche within, visit their website at www.speedmuseum.org.
** this post is not spopnsored in any way. all thoughts and opinions are my own **
** first photograph via the Speed’s website **