A colorful abstract watercolor painting with streaks of blue, green, yellow and magenta.

Alma M. Goetsch (American, 1901 – 1968) Untitled, 1961 – 62. Watercolor on paper, 23 x 19 inches. Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gift of an Unknown Donor, 1983.1.17 © Alma M. Goetsch

Summer Soirée

Thursday, Jun 24, 2021
6:00 pm — 10:00 pm

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is excited to host a Summer Soirée on Thursday, June 24 at the Fulton Street Market. In place of GRAM’s annual gala, please join us for an artful evening outdoors as we celebrate the start of summer with drinks, dinner, and entertainment. This year only, we’re moving the celebration off-site and into June, allowing for a safe fundraising event following state health guidelines. Early ticket reservations are encouraged as we expect a waitlist due to event capacity. Proceeds from this event support the Museum’s creative and educational programming.

Summer Soirée Co-Chairs: Kost and Candy Elisevich, Jeff Gurney and Xuesi Li Gurney, Jim and Renee Overbeck, Warren and Sandra Rempel, Jack and Susan Smith 

Location
Fulton Street Farmer's Market
Contact

For more information, please contact Carroll Velie at cvelie@artmuseumgr.org or 616.242.5039.

Cost
Summer Soireé is currently sold out. See below for waitlist information.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Support for this event is generously provided by:

  • $10,000
  • Karl and Patricia Betz
  • J.C. and Tammy Huizenga
  • Barbara and Thomas Jackoboice
  • $5,000
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Ken Betz and Pat Brewer
  • Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
  • Eenhoorn, LLC
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Haworth, Inc.
  • Michael and Susan Jandernoa
  • Varnum LLP
  • Warner Norcross + Judd
  • $3,500
  • Greg and Leah Hooks
  • $3,000
  • Sam and Janene Cummings
  • Herb and Sharon Lantinga
  • Miller Johnson and Laurie Murphy
  • Rehmann
  • $1,500
  • Janet Gatherer Boyles and John Boyles
  • Canopy Resources
  • Mimi Cummings
  • Meg Goebel
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
  • Susan and Bob Levine
  • Metro Health University of Michigan Health
  • Shelley Padnos and Carol Sarosik
  • SoundOff Signal
  • Susan and Jack Smith
  • Elizabeth Welch and Brian Schwartz
  • $750
  • Paige and Peter Afendoulis
  • Kathryn Carolan and Donald Cooper
  • Conduit Studio
  • Kost and Candy Elisevich
  • Ronald Ford MD and Dawn Ford
  • Kurt and Madelon Hassberger
  • Ellen and Bob Nelson
  • Dr Sandra and Mr Warren Rempel
  • Milt and Barbara Rohwer
  • STELLAR Broadband
  • Contributions
  • Christopher Rosmarin
  2018 Gala 51

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are thrilled by the response for the 2021 Summer Soireé, and currently sold out to comply with COVID-19 gathering restrictions. Please let us know if you would like to be added to the waitlist by clicking the button below. Sponsorship requests will be given priority ahead of ticket requests.

$10,000 Sponsor Benefits

Sponsorship includes dinner, open bar, and complimentary valet parking for each guest.

  • Access for 10 to Summer Soirée
  • Virtual or in-person Private Small Group Tour with GRAM Chief Curator or Museum Director to an exhibition of your choice. Food and beverage for your guests can be arranged at a minimal cost. This tour can be for a customized group- from corporate clients to families with children.
  • Logo recognition at event on dedicated market stand and on website, and name placement on other event materials
  • Complimentary GRAM membership for each guest*
  • Leadership Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits, which includes reciprocal benefits to over 600 museums, parking vouchers for city ramps for each visit, discounts for lectures and summer art camps, and invitations to special events
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $9,250

$5,000 Sponsor Benefits

Sponsorship includes dinner, open bar, and complimentary valet parking for each guest.

  • Access for 10 to Summer Soirée
  • Virtual or in-person Private Small Group Tour with GRAM Assistant Curator to an exhibition of your choice. Food and beverage for your guests can be arranged at a minimal cost. This tour can be for a customized group- from corporate clients to families with children.
  • Logo recognition at event on dedicated market stand and on website, and name placement on other event materials
  • Complimentary GRAM membership for each guest*
  • Stewardship Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits, which includes reciprocal benefits to over 600 museums, parking vouchers for city ramps for each visit, discounts for lectures and summer art camps, and invitations to special events
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $4,250

$3,000 Sponsor Benefits

Sponsorship includes dinner, open bar, and complimentary valet parking for each guest.

  • Access for 8 to Summer Soirée
  • Small group tour with Docent to an exhibit of your choice (virtual or in-person). This tour can be for a customized group- from corporate clients to families with children.
  • Complimentary GRAM membership for each guest*
  • Name placement on website and other event materials
  • Stewardship Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits, which includes reciprocal benefits to over 600 museums, parking vouchers for city ramps for each visit, discounts for lectures and summer art camps, and invitations to special events
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $2,400

$1,500 Sponsor Benefits

Sponsorship includes dinner, open bar, and complimentary valet parking for each guest.

  • Access for 4 to Summer Soirée
  • Name placement on website and other event materials
  • Complimentary GRAM membership for each guest*
  • Stewardship Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits, which includes reciprocal benefits to over 600 museums, parking vouchers for city ramps for each visit, discounts for lectures and summer art camps, and invitations to special events
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $1,200

$750 Sponsor Benefits

Sponsorship includes dinner, open bar, and complimentary valet parking for each guest.

  • Access for 2 to Summer Soirée
  • Name placement on website and other event materials
  • Stewardship Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits, which includes reciprocal benefits to over 600 museums, parking vouchers for city ramps for each visit, discounts for lectures and summer art camps, and invitations to special events
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $600

$175 Individual Ticket

Ticket includes dinner, open bar, and complimentary valet parking. 

  • Access for 1 to Summer Soirée
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $100

Please Note

*Complimentary Membership includes a dual level membership for 3 months. If your guest is a current GRAM member, this can be transferable. Please be sure to provide email addresses of all guests when registering so GRAM can be in contact to provide enrollment information.

Leadership Circle, Stewardship Circle, and Corporate Partner memberships are processed at the level of the tax-deductible contribution.