Rock and roll meets black tie at the Columbia Museum of Art’s 2011 Gala. “Grit & Glamour: Rock & Roll in Focus” is a celebration of Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, Columbia Museum of Art’s newest exhibition featuring more than 175 works by over 100 photographers. The black tie fundraiser, held Saturday, April 16 from 7 p.m. to midnight, will feature food by The Southern Way, entertainment from The Swingin’ Richards, a piano bar, a DJ spinning records, lounge singers and several surprise performances.
Proceeds from the gala go towards the museum, and an online auction will coincide with the gala for attendees and members of the museum. Early bidding begins Tuesday, March 1 and bidding closes April 17 at 6 p.m.
The gala, planned by a 60 member volunteer committee, is sponsored by Pout!, Dr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Rogers, VanJean Womenswear, Shawn Allen and Carolyn Holtschlag Allen, AT&T, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Cassidy Painting, Doctors Care and Joyce and Bob Hampton.
Tickets are $150 per person in advance or $175 at the door and can be purchased at columbiamuseum.org/gala or by calling Meagan Warren at (803) 343- 2210. The attire is “black tie with attitude” and complimentary valet parking will be provided.