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

Thank you to everyone who supported GRAM’s Summer Soirée on Thursday, June 24! In place of GRAM’s annual gala, we gathered for an artful evening celebrating the start of summer with drinks, dinner, and entertainment at the Fulton Street Market. We loved this year’s relocation, even with the rain, and are so grateful to the Fulton Street Market and surrounding neighborhood for hosting us. 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 

Fulton Street Farmer's Market

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

Ticket sales have ended.

Special Thank You

  • Vendors:
  • Applause Catering + Events
  • Basalt
  • Boxed Water
  • Chartreuse Sisters
  • The Cheese Lady Driftwood Kolache
  • Madcap Coffee
  • Mokaya Chocolates
  • Let’s Stay Home Cocktail Kits
  • Entertainment:
  • Edye Evans Hyde, with Michael Hyde & Mike Frost
  • Artmaking with GRAM Learning & Creativity Team
  • Flower arranging with J Schwanke from Life in Bloom
  • Thank you to:
  • MidWest Parking
  • Romence Gardens
  • Salvation Army Fulton Heights Citadel
  • Fulton Street Farmers Market staff
  • Fulton Street Farmers Market neighbors
  • Bluewater Technologies
  • Event Theory
  • Boxed Water is Better
  • Madcap Coffee


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
  • PNC
  • Varnum LLP
  • Warner Norcross + Judd
  • $3,500
  • Greg and Leah Hooks
  • $3,000
  • Canopy Resources
  • Sam and Janene Cummings
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Herb and Sharon Lantinga
  • Miller Johnson and Laurie Murphy
  • Rehmann
  • $1,500
  • Janet Gatherer Boyles and John Boyles
  • Mimi Cummings
  • Meg Goebel
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
  • Katie‑K Team
  • 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
  • Kate Pew Wolters
  • $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
  • Stephanie Naito
  • Ellen and Bob Nelson
  • Thomas Pierce and Angelica Gardian
  • Kathleen Stewart Ponitz
  • Dr Sandra and Mr Warren Rempel
  • Milt and Barbara Rohwer
  • Deanna and James KA Smith
  • STELLAR Broadband
  • Contributions
  • Christopher Rosmarin
  • Robert and Margaret Nault
  • Jim and Marie Preston

Complimentary Membership Information

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. For more information, contact Michael Catching, Membership Manager, at 616.831.2912.

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