Polo Match and Event to Benefit High Museum of Art
Art Partners will host the third annual Vive le Polo! on Saturday, June 14. This event will kick off summer in Atlanta with a polo match and a festive crowd donning their best hats and displaying their decorative picnics, all benefiting the High Museum of Art. Held at Chukkar Farm & Scuppernong Polo Club in Alpharetta, two competing polo teams will put on a high-energy match for this event. Awards will be given for Best Hat, Best Picnic Theme, Best Entrée, Best Dessert and Best Beverage. Vive le Polo! is one of four annual fundraisers held by the High Museum’s Art Partners organization.
Vive le Polo! will also feature a live and silent auction featuring unique items and experiences, informal modeling of the latest summer fashions and live music by Spree Wilson. The media sponsor for Vive le Polo! is Flavors Magazine and the media partner is Spaulding Communications.
WHEN: Sunday, June 14, 2009 (Rain date: June 28)
Gates open at 12 noon; match begins at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Chukkar Farm & Scuppernong Polo Club
1005 Little River Way, Alpharetta, Georgia
TICKETS: General Public: $30 in advance; $40 at the gate
Art Partners: $25 in advance; $30 at the gate
Reserve: www.high.org/polo or 404-733-4521
Please note: Tickets will not be mailed. All tickets will be held at the check-in table at the event.
Art Partners at the High Museum of Art
Art Partners is a dynamic social and volunteer organization that supports the Museum through fundraisers and events. Participants enjoy exclusive programs planned around a variety of interests and schedules, and educational opportunities that include visits to local artists’ studios, intimate gatherings in the homes of private collectors and private tours of both local galleries and Museum exhibitions. There are also socials and other events specifically geared toward singles and young professionals. Art Partners holds four annual fundraisers for the Museum: High Arts Day, The Big Finish, The Artful Garden Tour and Vive le Polo!
High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American art; significant holdings of European paintings and decorative art; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art. The High’s Media Arts department produces acclaimed annual film series and festivals of foreign, independent and classic cinema. In November 2005 the High opened three new buildings by architect Renzo Piano that more than doubled the Museum’s size, creating a vibrant “village for the arts” at the Woodruff Arts Center in midtown Atlanta. For more information about the High, please visit www.High.org.
The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is ranked among the top four arts centers in the nation. The Woodruff is unique in that it combines four visual and performing arts divisions on one campus as one not-for-profit organization. Opening in 1968, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. To learn more about the Woodruff Arts Center, please visit www.woodruffcenter.org.
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