Art Ball 2015: A night to re­mem­ber in Springville

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING INNOVATION - By Nathan McDon­ald

The Springville Mu­seum of Art’s an­nual Art Ball, themed “A White Glove Af­fair,” took to the gallery floors in May. Over 600 peo­ple at­tended the event, which fea­tured danc­ing with in­struc­tion from award-win­ning Brigham Young Uni­ver­sity ball­room in­struc­tors set to mu­sic rang­ing from an 18th cen­tury min­uet to con­tem­po­rary coun­try swing. The night even had a sur­prise mar­riage pro­posal.

Guests en­joyed the crown­ing of the mu­seum’s Art Roy­alty, a tra­di­tion since 1907, and spent the night dis­cov­er­ing the many trea­sures of the mu­seum’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion and the 91st An­nual Spring Sa­lon by par­tic­i­pat­ing in a scav­enger hunt.

The weather did not dampen the evening as guests en­joyed food and mock­tails catered by Utah Cel­e­bra­tions and choco­late and caramel foun­tains by Choco­late Ela­tions. They also took ad­van­tage of a beau­ti­ful photo op­por­tu­nity out­side un­der the new gar­den light­ing. Make sure to mark May 14, 2016, on your cal­en­dars for next year’s Art Ball as it al­ways proves to be a high­light of Utah’s cul­tural scene.

The ball was mas­ter­fully chaired by Jamie Snel­son and was the re­sult of the com­bined ef­fort of the mu­seum staff and amaz­ing vol­un­teers. The mu­seum would like to thank the many peo­ple who gave of their time and tal­ents to make this event a re­sound­ing suc­cess. Gen­er­ous spon­sors in­clude: Range­mas­ters Utah, An­ces­, Free­way Propane, Ren­don McNeil, Rus­tica Hard­ware, Free­way Fenc­ing, Mar­riott Provo, Su­san’s Party Rentals,, Hob­ble Creek Golf Course, Aspen Sa­lon, Canyon View Med­i­cal Group, In­ter­moun­tain Utah Val­ley Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, CR Graph­ics and Snel­son Pho­to­color Lab and many more.

The Springville Mu­seum of Art of­fers a va­ri­ety of ex­hi­bi­tions, con­certs, pro­grams and spe­cial events through­out the year. Hours are Tues­day through Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wed­nes­days from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The mu­seum is closed on Mon­days and hol­i­days.

Ad­mis­sion is free. The mu­seum is lo­cated at 126 E. 400 South, Springville. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.smofa. org or call 801-489-2727.

Cos­tumed guests en­ter the Art Ball at the Springville Mu­seum of Art.

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