Cocktails & Collecting 2016


Cocktails & Collecting
November 5 (Saturday)
6-9 p.m.



The Museum's fall fundraiser offers art lovers the perfect mix of collectible artwork, delectable hors d’oeuvres, and socializing. Up-and-coming and established artists from across the Lehigh Valley and beyond (see list below, and/or click here) will be on hand to showcase, talk about, and sell their works, even demonstrating their creative process live. This year’s event celebrates the renewed vibrancy in downtown Allentown, specifically in and around the Arts District, of which the Museum is an anchor. Monies raised through art sales and ticket sales help support the Museum and its mission to serve as a resource for artists, members, and the community.

The evening will feature an open bar and food on two floors, courtesy of Catering by Karen Hunter. County Seat Spirits will serve complimentary tastings, and the Hamilton Kitchen & Bar will be mixing up signature cocktails. Music will be provided by the Lehigh University Jazz Combo under the direction of Dave Riekenberg.

Contact the Museum at 610-432-4333 ext 110 to purchase tickets to Cocktails & Collecting: $100 for Museum members, $125 for nonmembers purchased before the event, $125 for members/$150 for nonmembers at the door. Or, please be a Friend of the Museum and for $300 become an Enthusiast Level Sponsor; you'll get two tickets plus early access to the event, beginning at 5 p.m. That's an extra hour to speak to the artists and examine the works they’ll be selling before the rush AND you'll be supporting the Museum that much more (thanks in advance).

Tickets are also available online (with processing fee) by clicking here.

Events like Cocktails & Collecting are made possible through the generous support of sponsors. Our current list of Cocktails & Collecting supporters (as of September 14, 2016) includes:

Presenting Sponsor
BB&T Bank

Connoisseur Sponsors
City Center Lehigh Valley
County Seat Spirits
Dual Temp Company
Hamilton Kitchen & Bar
Lehigh Valley Style
PPL Corporation
Scott Rothenberger's PLACE
State Theatre Center for the Arts



Deb Herbst and Donna Leibensperger, Co-Chairs; Etta Boettger, Maggie Bonge, Pamela Deller, Dee Eng, Christine Forsthoefel, GeanAnn Frack, Jane Heft, Priti Merchant, Casey Roncoroni, Scott Rothenberger, Jessica Ruisch, Amy Smart



Khalil Allaik

The Allentown X 7 photographers

Daniel Alters

Baum School of Art

Karen Benco

Nina Boodhansingh

Ron De Long

James A. DePietro

Renzo Faggioli

Emma Horning

Will Hübscher

Femi J. Johnson

Zach Kleemeyer

Barbara Kozero

Ann A. Lalik

Beth Moser

Michelle Neifert

Peter Grippe Estate

Andrei Protsouk

Amanda Quevedo

Barnaby Ruhe

Ann Elizabeth Schlegel

Joseph Skrapits

Svetlana Designs Jewelry

Kimberly Tanzos

Corianne Thompson

Loretta Tryon Design