60s-Inspired Cocktail Fundraiser to Support Delaware Art Museum

“The Art of the Cocktail” Will Help Fund Renovation of the Museum’s Kids’ Corner

The Delaware Art Museum announces “The Art of the Cocktail”— a 60s-inspired cocktail party on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 7 p.m. This event will support the Museum’s children’s programs, including renovation of the Kids’ Corner, an interactive play area. The event is hosted by friends and neighbors of the Museum and features guest bartenders Javier Acuna, Sally McBride, Dana Nestor, and more. Early bird pricing is $75 pp through March 31, with additional discounts for members.

The Museum will be transformed into a “swinging” 60s lounge for the evening. Bartenders will mix up masterpiece cocktails and mocktails inspired by some of the Museum’s most iconic artwork. Guests can savor the swanky bubbles — or design their own concoction at a create-your-own cocktail station. Entertainment includes live music by the Dysrhythmics, a caricature artist, and adult face painting by Wendy Hatch. Hors d’oeuvre and desserts provided by Jamestown Catering, CupKates, and Sprinkles Italian Bakery & Market.

DelArt Trustee and Neighbor Christine Moritz says, “We’re thrilled to have the community come together to support the renovation of our beloved Kids’ Corner,” she says. “Over the years, local families have enjoyed countless hours exploring the interactive space, participating in story time, art camp, and other programs. A fundraiser is a great way to help ensure that many more families enjoy these programs for years to come.”

A silent auction emceed by Jonathan Russ and basket raffle will be held during the event. Baskets have been generously donated by neighbors. The silent auction includes a group pickleball lesson with Tim Fitzgerald at DuPont Country Club; VIP attendance at a DelArt summer Happy Hours event; Group tea at Kaffeina followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum; a 3-night stay in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; a private sail for 30 aboard the Kalmar Nyckel (includes drinks and appetizers); a two-week session at the Museum’s Art Camp; private use of the Rockford Tower during the June 16th Hagley Fireworks show; and, a featured cover story in Greenville Neighbors.

Suggested dress is 60s “mod” cocktail attire, but black-tie clothing is welcome.

The event committee includes Lindsay Abrahams, Beth Denenberg, Lindsey DiSabatino, Nicole Gabor, Lauren Golt, Kathy Hopkins, Erin Jenney, Viviana Lachmund, Blakely Larrabee, Courtney Loughney, Christine Moritz, and Jess Rollo.

Early-bird pricing is $75 pp until March 31. Secure your spot today! Register by April 14. For more information, visit our website.

The Art of the Cocktail is sponsored by FUJIFILM, Binkley Horticulture Services, Inc., the City of Wilmington, Charles S. Reskovitz, Inc., Parcels, Inc., the Mottola Group, Young Conway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Artesian Water Company, Agilent Technologies, McCollom D’Emilio Smith & Uebler, LLC, Faire Café, Compass RE Patrick Haydt Realtor, and Tsionas Management, with additional support provided by Lindsey and Andrew DiSabatino, Sara and John Gavenonis, Jess and Rich Rollo, Kathleen and James Hopkins, and Christine and Garrett Moritz. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.


WHAT: The Art of the Cocktail
WHERE: Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
WHEN: April 22, 2023, 7-10 pm
INFO: delart.org

About the Delaware Art Museum

For over 100 years, the Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in Delaware. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the most comprehensive Pre-Raphaelite collection on display outside of the United Kingdom, and a growing collection of significant contemporary art.

Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees, the Delaware Art Museum is implementing a comprehensive approach to community and civic engagement. This exciting new strategic direction requires that we increase our value and relevance to all audiences. Visit delart.org to for the latest exhibitions, programs, and performances or connect with us via social media.

Illustration by Lauren Golt at Social Stylate.