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Arts fundraiser serves martinis
Sweet spirits will be readily available for those able to attend the Dean Martini event tomorrow at the Greenville Museum of Art at 6 p.m.
Dean Martin is an actor, performer, and singer from the ‘50s. Born is Steubenville, Ohio, he is known for his crooning-style of singing. Throughout the ‘60s and mid ‘80s, Dean Martin hosted two television shows in The Dean Martin Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast.
The fundraiser will be a cross between a ‘50s costume party and an art experience, along with skinny tie attire and live music. Cosmos, Peach and Dirty martinis will be among the available sweet spirits.
“We get very little funds from the city of Greenville,” said Megan Maxwell, operations and programs manager of The Greenville Museum of Art. “Most of our funding comes from fundraising, memberships, and the public.”
As budgets are tight for the museum, the Dean Martini event will run primarily through volunteer effort. Bailey’s Fine Jewelry will also help by donating a set of earrings to be raffled off. For the men, a silver flask will be raffled.
As a small thank you to the donating members and attending public, the museum will give back by briefly elevating them to the local celebrity status they deserve.
“There is going to be red carpet for people when they arrive, and there will be paparazzi to take photos,” said Maxwell.
Food will be provided by some local favorites in Starlight Café, China 10, and Marabella. Local musician, Joe Distefano, will provide the sounds of actor and performer Dean Martin, in addition to other tunes of the ‘50s. Local artist, Roger Kammerer, will be showcasing his drawings of Dean Martin during the event. He will also be providing live caricature drawings.
The Greenville Museum of Art has been doing “art-tini” related events for three years now and hopes to continue the tradition. Other “tini” related events revolve around popular holidays.
“There are three right now. We have the Hallowini, Valentini, and Dean Martini,” said Charlotte Fitz Daniels, Executive Director of The Greenville Museum of Art. “I kind of like the fufu martinis: I like the lemon-drop a lot.”
Unfortunately, the lemon-drop martini will not be served during the event.
“We really just want to get people to love the museum as much as we do,” said Maxwell. “We want to spread the word about our community outreach programs. We are trying to do more to get people in the museum and make it a fun community event.”
Dean Martini is a fundraising event for The Greenville Museum of Art. Sponsors of the event include Halloween Express who will set up decorations, Starlight Café, and China 10. To attend, it is $20 for members of The Greenville Museum of Art and $30 for non-members.