“A Night at the Cedarburg Museums,” the theme of the 2018 Community Gala hosted by the Greater Cedarburg Foundation (GCF), was a resounding success on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Starting at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, trolleys transported 200+ guests to the Cedarburg Art Museum, the Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts and the Cedarburg History Museum for tours before regrouping at the Cultural Center for dinner, cocktails, an auction and entertainment.

To prepare for the evening, guests also received complimentary tickets to an afternoon showing of the original “A Night at the Museum” at the Rivoli Theater.

Original paintings by local artists Tom Kubala and Robb Helf brought in nearly $7,000 for the Foundation during the live auction. Other auction items included a private dinner for 8 at Brandywine restaurant, a hunt for 4 at River Wildlife at Kohler, a wine fridge stocked with 25 bottles of wine, a party for 50 with Yellow Bellies Food Truck and a catered Beatles-themed party for 10.

Businesses providing financial support for the evening included:

  • Signature Sponsors: Answerport, BMO Harris Bank, Commerce State Bank, Partnership Bank and Port Washington State Bank
  • Patron Sponsors: Levy & Levy, Husch Blackwell, Michael Best & Friedrich, Pioneer Pet Products/Smart Cat, US Bank and Wipfli CPAs and Consultants
  • Trolley Sponsors: Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly and Spectrum Investment Advisors

“A Night at the Cedarburg Museums” was a fundraiser for the GCF, which awards grants for projects that preserve the local cultural heritage, enhance artistic endeavors and support educational, social and community-based services in the Greater Cedarburg area.

Click on the image above to see photos from the 2018 Community Gala

Photos courtesy of Ozaukee County News Graphic: Mark Justesen, photographer