Live Artfully

Live Artfully Honoring Milt and Barb Rohwer

Save the Date: September 12, 2020

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The Grand Rapids Art Museum presents its 8th annual Live Artfully on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Live Artfully is an annual event celebrating the vibrant culture in West Michigan and the individuals whose leadership, support, and collaboration make it possible. This year’s celebration honors Milt and Barb Rohwer for their passionate involvement in the arts and a civic vision that opens doors for collaboration, education, and greenspace in our community. Proceeds from this year’s event will allow GRAM to reinvigorate our mission of connecting people through art, creativity, and design. With our community partners, GRAM is committed to leading and inspiring West Michigan to foster an inclusive environment and equitable outcomes for all.

2020 Host Committee

Dirk and June Hoffius
Thomas Hordt and Winsome Kirton
Karen Rohwer Joseph
Scott and Linda LaFontsee
Henry Matthews and Tim Chester
Jim and Marie Preston
Jeff Rohwer

2020 Honorary Co-Chairs

David and Judy Frey 2013 Honorees
Hank and Liesel Meijer 2014 Honorees
Kate Pew Wolters 2015 Honoree
Bill and Marilyn Crawford 2016 Honorees
Daniel and Pamella DeVos 2017 Honorees
Dirk and June Hoffius 2018 Honorees
Scott and Linda LaFontsee 2019 Honorees

Thank You Sponsors!

Meijer
Karl and Patricia Betz
David and Judy Frey
Dirk and June Hoffius
PNC Bank
Jim and Marie Preston
Warner Norcross + Judd
Bill and Marilyn Crawford
Doug and Margaret DeCamp
Mary Ann Keeler
Kathleen Stewart Ponitz
Margaret P. Idema
Win and Kyle Irwin
Wallson and Rebecca Knack
Janet Gatherer Boyles and John Boyles

Presenting Sponsor



Sponsorship Opportunities

Hoping for a communal experience while working around the uncertainty of the moment, we are planning AT-HOME Cocktail & Watch parties for one to twenty people. Sponsors are asked to host guests in their home or business for the cocktail hour, enjoying a locally curated Party-in-a-Box, followed by viewing the virtual Program together. We recognize this is a pivot from previous gatherings at the GRAM and presents challenges in planning, we are happy to help coordinate with you. For more information implementing this idea, please connect with Carroll Velie, cvelie@artmuseumgr.org or call 616-242-5039. Thank you, we look forward to sharing an evening together!

$15,000 Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship recognition includes name placement in Program, on website, and Annual Donor Wall
  • 10 Double Parties-in-a-Box with cocktail beverages and bites for 20 (2 people per box) to enjoy before and during program
  • 10 Access Links to Virtual Program
  • Invitation for 10 (plus one guest each) to Cocktail Reception in 2021 with special guests Milt and Barb Rohwer
  • Private tour of 4 exhibitions of choice for up to 6 people with Museum Director
  • Corporate Partnership or Leadership Circle membership for a full year
  • $14,000 Charitable Contribution to Museum (tax-deductible)

$10,000 Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship recognition includes name placement in Program, on website, and Annual Donor Wall
  • 10 Parties-in-a-Box with cocktail beverages and bites for 10 people to enjoy before and during program
  • 10 Access Links to Virtual Program
  • Invitation for 10 to Cocktail Reception in 2021 with special guests Milt and Barb Rohwer
  • Private tour of 2 exhibitions of choice for up to 6 people with Museum Director
  • Corporate Partnership or Leadership Circle membership for a full year
  • $9,500 Charitable Contribution to Museum (tax-deductible)

$5,000 Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship recognition includes name placement in Program, on website, and Annual Donor Wall
  • 8 Parties-in-a-Box with cocktail beverages and bites for 8 people to enjoy before and during program
  • 8 Access Links to Virtual Program
  • Invitation for 8 to Cocktail Reception in 2021 with special guests Milt and Barb Rohwer
  • Private tour for up to 6 people of exhibition of choice with Chief Curator
  • Corporate Partnership or Leadership Circle membership for a full year
  • $4,600 Charitable Contribution to Museum (tax-deductible)

$2,500 Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship recognition includes name placement in Program, on website, and Annual Donor Wall
  • 6 Parties-in-a-Box with cocktail beverages and bites for 6 people to enjoy before and during program
  • 6 Access Links to Virtual Program
  • Invitation for 6 to Cocktail Reception in 2021 with special guests Milt and Barb Rohwer
  • Private tour for up to 6 people of exhibition of choice with Assistant Curator
  • Corporate Partnership or Stewardship Circle membership for a full year
  • $2,200 Charitable Contribution to Museum (tax-deductible)

$1,500 Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship recognition includes name placement in Program, on website, and Annual Donor Wall
  • 4 Parties-in-a-Box with cocktail beverages and bites for 4 people to enjoy before and during program
  • 4 Access Links to Virtual Program
  • Invitation for 4 to Cocktail Reception in 2021 with special guests Milt and Barb Rohwer
  • Corporate Partnership or Stewardship Circle membership for a full year
  • $1,300 Charitable Contribution to Museum (tax-deductible)

$500 Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship recognition includes name placement in Program and on website
  • 1 Double Party-in-a-Box with cocktail beverages and bites for 2 people to enjoy before and during program
  • 1 Access Link to Virtual Program
  • Invitation for 2 to Cocktail Reception in 2021 with special guests Milt and Barb Rohwer
  • Corporate Partnership or Stewardship Circle membership for a full year
  • $400 Charitable Contribution to Museum (tax-deductible)

$250 Double Access Ticket with Party-in-a-Box

  • 1 Double Party-in-a-Box with cocktail beverages and bites for 2 people to enjoy before and during program
  • 1 Access Link to Virtual Program
  • $150 Charitable Contribution to Museum (tax-deductible)

$150 Single Access Ticket with Party-in-a-Box

  • 1 Party-in-a-Box with cocktail beverages and bites for 1 person to enjoy before and during program
  • 1 Access Link to Virtual Program
  • $100 Charitable Contribution to Museum (tax-deductible)

$50 Single Access Virtual Only Ticket

  • 1 Access Link to Virtual Program
  • $50 Charitable Contribution to Museum (tax-deductible)

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to make a contribution in honor of Milt and Barb, please visit our Donate page and include Live Artfully 2020 in the comments section. Due to the style and nature of this fundraising event, all purchases are final and no refunds will be given. If you are unable to attend, your registration will be applied as a donation to support the event. Thank you for understanding.

Contact Carroll Velie at cvelie@artmuseumgr.org or 616.242.5039 with further questions.