Each year the KMA provides guests with unique prizes to auction, in result helping the Knoxville community. This year’s selections include trips to Sea Island and Italy, wine dinners, California wine excursions and highly-rated wines.
Unfortunately for everyone who doesn’t have a ticket, the fundraiser is sold out. It has been for weeks according to L’Amour du Vin Manager Carla May Paré. But don’t let that bother you—tickets were $300 per person. Just be happy the people going are helping the KMA make it so we don’t have to pay to see all of the interesting pieces of art.
“The funds raised enable the museum to present high-caliber exhibitions, provide outstanding educational programs and offer free admission to members of our community (in case you didn’t already know, admission to the KMA is always FREE) for admission into the museum,” Paré said.
L’Amour du Vin is the largest fundraiser of its kind for the KMA. It brings in top-notch individuals from all around. This year’s five-course dinner will be prepared by guest chef Dean Fearing of Fearing’s Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas with the chefs and sommelier of Blackberry Farm, according to KMA’s official website.
Those attending can expect “a spectacular evening they will be sure to remember filled with good wine, good food and, of course, supporting the Knoxville Museum of Art,” Paré said.
If you happen to have a ticket, expect to be there no later than 6:15 p.m., as that is when most tend to come. The event begins at 6 p.m. with its wine tasting and silent auction followed by a wine pairing dinner and live auction at 7:45 p.m.
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