Our winter and early spring events offered some exciting new experiences, along with those our members and friends have long enjoyed.
In January, to kick off the Art Museum's 20th Anniversary Year, Museum Board member Susan Walker King and her husband, Brad, hosted our first-ever Whiskey and Jazz party at their home. Guests sampled sumptuous hors d'oeuvres - along with the best whiskeys and bourbons - as they were treated to an evening of contemporary jazz provided by Charleston singer/songwriter Ann Caldwell. We are very grateful to Donna Hughes, The Mattingly-Yates Group of Merrill Lynch and the Sea Captain's House, who sponsored this special evening.
In February our 6th Annual Collectors' Event, was again held at the Collector's' Café. This popular event was first presented in 2012 during the Museum's 15th Anniversary and has become one of our most popular events on the calendar. One hundred lucky ticket holders walked away with an original artwork, as well as enjoying an exciting, fast-paced evening. Not to mention those gourmet munchies and decadent desserts for which the Café is famous. Thanks again to Collectors' owner Tommy Davis, and to BlueCross BlueShield of SC and Century 21 Boling & Associates, Inc. for helping to make this fun - and fund-raising - event happen. Special thanks, too, to our 100 artists who each donated a work of art to the event. We certainly couldn't do the event without these talented friends.
Over the past weekend, we presented our 17th Annual Spring Tour of Homes featuring six stylish Myrtle Beach homes ranging from formal and elegant to delightfully quirky. The Tour serves as the Art Museum's major fundraiser. We were happy to welcome over 700 tour goers this year. Many thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Myrtle Beach Automotive, for its major support of this event. Thanks also to our Luncheon Sponsor, Charter Communications; to our Supporting Sponsors, B. Graham Interiors, Hucks & Washington Furniture, and Monarch Roofing; and to our Media Sponsors Easy 105.9/100.7, Grand Strand Magazine and WBTW News13. Special thanks also to Grand Strand Regional Hospital and LHWH Advertising & Public Relations.
And, of course, thanks to all of you who supported our Art Museum programs by attending these wonderful events.