FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
409 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Marjorie Hodges | 919.513.8176
Kate Thompson Shafer 919.513.8154
CAM Raleigh Celebrates Second Anniversary with Arthouse 2013
Party/ Art + Culture Auction
Raleigh, April 2013—Over the last two years CAM Raleigh has become the local source for ground-breaking contemporary art exhibitions and educational art/design programs in downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District. The museum is celebrating on May 10 with Arthouse 2013, a fundraiser, silent auction and party that promises to be Raleigh’s freshest and most creative evening. Arthouse 2013 features an impressive silent auction with incredible art and one-of-a kind experiences, video art installations, live performance art, beverages by local mixologists and innovative cuisine from award-winning chefs Ashley Christensen (Poole’s Downtown Diner, Chuck’s, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey) and Scott Crawford (Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa).
This magical evening of art and community will hosted by special guest emcee, Pierce Freelon, a North Carolina musician and scholar that will bring his unique energy and renowned talent to CAM Raleigh for the first time. He will be accompanied by members of his band, The Beast, throughout the evening.
Auction items in every price range include art created exclusively for CAM Raleigh and the very best from local artists, performing arts tickets, rare wines, handcrafted and designer objects and accessories, design-related books and more. All proceeds from Arthouse support CAM Raleigh programs, exhibitions and operations.
Arthouse kicks off at 7pm with a special Host Committee Hour including a performance by Pierce Freelon. General admission begins at 8pm. CAM Raleigh member tickets are $115, Non-members $135, CAM/now (young professionals group) tickets $65. Host Committee members are invited to attend the Host Committee Hour, get their bids in early and receive special recognition at the event. Host committee tickets are $200 each and $350 per couple. CAM Raleigh has created special membership/ticket discount packages for people interested in joining the museum: $150 for single membership + ticket and $100 for CAM/now membership (age 35 and under) and ticket. Tickets are available at camraleigh.org/arthouse2013 or by calling 919.513.8099. Learn more about CAM Raleigh memberships at: camraleigh.org/join/membership
Many thanks to the Arthouse 2013 sponsors and supporters: Alfred Williams & Company, PNC, Heather Garrett Interior Design, The Triangle Downtowner, First Tennessee Bank, The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Scott Crawford of Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Ashley Christensen of AC Restaurants, AV Metro, The Chef’s Academy, Raleigh Capitol ENT, Thomas and Farris PA, Tim C. Gupton, Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry, Themeworks, CE Rental, Capital Parking, Sparktivity, Glover Printing, Top of the Hill Distillery, POUR Bar Services, Mutual Distributors, La Farm Bakery, and Videri. Event graphic design by Joshua Gajownik, NC State’s College of Design, Class of 2004.
CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that seeks to curate the most contemporary works of art and design possible—those still emerging, growing, and living. We hope to spark new thinking by creating ever-changing experiences that explore what’s now and nearing. CAM Raleigh is collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design, and is generously supported by individual and corporate donations, private and corporate foundations, government agencies and the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission. CAM Raleigh hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., and first and third Fridays of the month open late. The museum is closed on Tuesday. General admission to the museum is $5. CAM Raleigh members, children 10 and under, members of NARM outside of the City of Raleigh and Mod/Co, and NC State College of Design students, staff, and faculty are admitted free. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at camraleigh.org or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.