SAMA sets Preakness Gala

Event is May 15 at Winsome Estate & Stables

After the elation and success of The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Derby Day Gala last year, this year the date and theme are based on the Preakness race

on May 15.

The Preakness Gala promises to be a grand, sophisticated, and entertaining evening scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. May 15 at the Winsome

Estate & Stables located at

391 Tel Power Road, Hollidaysburg.

Reservations are required by May 7 and can be made online or by contacting the museum.

Once again, the gala committee and SAMA staff have planned a fabulous evening to include outdoor vistas, as well as indoor fun.

Guests are encouraged to wear Preakness-themed attire while enjoying delicious cuisine, beverages, live and silent auctions, demonstrating artists, casino and live music by the band Kono Nation.

The Preakness race will be shown live on the big screen at 6:15 p.m.; the Casino will be open all evening and players can use their winnings to buy beautiful, bountiful gift baskets.

The auctions will feature equestrian art and sculpture, unique garden features, dream vacations, excursions and overnight stays such as a Fallingwater private tour and nearby cabin retreat and more.

The event is sponsored by Benzel’s Bretzel Bakery.

The annual gala is SAMA’s largest fundraiser and helps to support our five museums that bring art education programs to all, including local school districts and centers for our veterans.

This couldn’t happen without the support and generosity of sponsors, patrons and attendees for all of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art events.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable event for attendants, please be advised all CDC health and COVID-19 social distancing guidelines will be in place.

For more information, visit https://www.sama-art.org or call 814-472-3920 or email loretto@sama-art.org and like the museum on Facebook and Instagram @SAMAloretto.


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