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FOVT Presents: Centennial Jazz Gala

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July 13, 2024 | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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Our partner nonprofit, Friends of Villa Terrace, invites you to their Centennial Jazz Gala in the Garden on Saturday, July 13:

Envision an evening where elegance meets the vibrant spirit of jazz, each detail crafted to enchant and welcome. Amidst a garden setting, the air hums with jazz melodies, blending seamlessly with the evening's sophistication. Culinary delights, both artful and flavorful, promise a feast for the senses, complemented by the convivial laughter and chatter of guests and accompanied by a sophisticated chanteuse. The event, wrapped in the warmth of hospitality, unfolds in a symphony of glowing lanterns, illuminated pathways, and floral scents, engaging senses and inviting unforgettable moments. As jazz notes weave through the air, the night builds towards a grand finale, with guests dancing to the exhilarating sounds of a live big band. This evening promises not just entertainment but a memorable experience, making each guest feel like a cherished VIP, forever part of the Villa's magical evenings.

This year, as Friends of Villa Terrace marks the Villa Terrace Art Museum's100th Anniversary, we aim to raise $1 million for crucial projects and garden maintenance. The need is significant, with a $175,000 target for the next two years of garden upkeep due to rising costs, alongside vital projects such as renovating the kitchen and replacing the elevator, as well as the conservation of the marble Hermes sculpture.

With the support of the AO Smith Foundation and generous donors and sponsors, we're already making progress, but your contribution can make a difference. By attending the gala, participating in auctions, sponsoring or directly donating, you'll help preserve the beauty and functionality of Villa Terrace for years to come.

We look forward to celebrating with you and working together to achieve these important goals!

This event is organized by and supports our partner nonprofit Friends of the Villa Terrace. To learn more about this event and the Friends of the Villa Terrace visit their website at

The Villa Terrace Art Museum is operated by nonprofit Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums, Inc. 

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