You are invited to the Gathering Gala!

Please join us for a festive night of food, drink, fellowship, and philanthropy at the Abbe's Gathering Gala benefit auction.  The 2012 Gathering Gala will take place at the Bar Harbor Club from 5:00 - 11:00 on Wednesday, July 18th.  Please RSVP to Astra by July 6 with your choice of Stuffed Haddock, Prime Rib, or Vegetarian Carnival Squash.  Tickets are $150 per person, and payment can be made via Visa or Mastercard by calling 207.288.3519 or checks made payable to the Abbe Museum can be sent to PO Box 286 Bar Harbor, Maine 04609.  If you'd prefer to pay for your ticket at the door, please let us know.  To view photos from last year's event, please click here.

The Gathering Gala is the Abbe Museum's annual fund raising dinner and auction to support the Abbe Museum's initiatives and mission to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit.  At this year's Gala guests will enjoy cocktails and a silent auction from 5:00-6:45, a delicious seated dinner and live auction from 7:00-8:30, and dancing to the music of Jones'n from 8:30-11:00.  To learn more about the Gathering Gala, please click here.

Items available during this year's silent and live auctions can be previewed online via the following links.  If you cannot join us for this year's Gala and would like to be an absentee bidder, please contact Nora.

Below is a small sampling of some of this year's beautiful items:

Decorative Canoe Paddle, by Joe Tracy
Lamoine Beach, Maine; August 9, 2011, by Jennifer Stein Booher
Where Shall I Be, by Ashley Bryan
Cromwell Brook and Dorr Mountain, by Jean Forbes
Web, Lenny Novak
Collar Basket, Molly Neptune Parker
Model Birch Bark Canoe, Butch Phillips
Stoneware, by Gull Rock Pottery

Vernal Pools, quilted wall hanging by Ellie Pancoe
Handknit wool men's sweater, by Sandra Wilcox
Vine Necklace, by Lisa Hall

Western Maine Getaway, Donated by John Collier & Susan Ferrante Collier
High Tea for Twelve on the Harbor at Cranberry Hill Inn

And much, much more!  
Thank you to everyone who donated items for this year's auction!