‘Treasures of Italy': GumTree Museum Gala set for April 5

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com Members of the GumTree Gala committee are, from left, Sally Elliott, Meg Gibens, Kristi Lake, Wanda Todd and GumTree Museum executive director Liz McIntosh. Artwork by Lucy Gaines, whose art is featured here, will be auctioned off at the gala.

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Members of the GumTree Gala committee are, from left, Sally Elliott, Meg Gibens, Kristi Lake, Wanda Todd and GumTree Museum executive director Liz McIntosh. Artwork by Lucy Gaines, whose art is featured here, will be auctioned off at the gala.

By Sheena Barnett

Daily Journal

TUPELO – An Italian celebration is in store for this year’s GumTree Museum Gala.

“Treasures of Italy” is the theme, and the party is set for April 5 at the Tupelo Country Club.

“This is our biggest fundraiser,” said Liz McIntosh, executive director for the GumTree Museum of Art. “This gala celebrates the arts.”

The evening includes a live and silent art auction featuring artists from across the state. Local artists whose works will be auctioned off include Dot Courson, John Armistead and Lucy Gaines.

The band 2 Drink Minimum will perform, and decorations will be done by Tracy Proctor.

There’ll be a buffet dinner and a cash bar.

Money raised at the gala will support the museum’s projects, including exhibits and educational workshops throughout the next year.

The GumTree Museum of Art, formerly known as the Tupelo Artist Guild Inc., was established as a non-profit corporation in 1982. The GumTree Museum of Art opened in 1985.

McIntosh is in her first year as executive director at the museum.

“It sets the stage for the museum’s year,” McIntosh said. “If you’re going to support the museum, this is the way to do it.”

sheena.barnett@journalinc.com

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CHECK IT OUT

What: GumTree Museum Gala: “Treasures of Italy”

When: 7 p.m. April 5

Where: Tupelo Country Club

Cost: $50

Info: gumtreemuseum.com, (662) 844-2787

More fun: This weekend’s Mustache Bash takes place at the GumTree Museum of Art and benefits the Autism Center of Tupelo as well as the museum. The party is 7 p.m. Saturday and is $20 at the door. There will be prizes, food, music and more.