The Bascom to host the Collective Spirits Wine and Food Festival

The Bascom visual arts center in the Highlands will hold its largest annual fund-raiser, Collective Spirits, May 17-19.

On Friday evening, there will be a mountain casual walk-around Wine Tasting & Market from 5-7 p.m. The Sensational Sounds of Motown will take center stage at 7 p.m. on the Terrace at The Bascom for a night of dancing with a buffet supper.

The three-day long festival will culminate in a live auction and gala dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the Terrace at The Bascom. The auction will feature about 20 lots. Highlights include rare and special French and American wines; a trip for up to seven to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with accommodations, airfare and a guide for a day; a wine and art trip for four to France and the Champagne region; and a cocktail party for 20 on the Bridge at The Bascom with a nine liter bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

Collective Spirits raises essential operating funds to maintain quality exhibitions, enrichment activities and studio art instruction for learners of all ages.

During Collective Spirits 2012, The Bascom will showcase a number of exhibitions including “Chicks: It’s All Gone to the Birds” – a plethora of art works that portray an avian theme; Youth Art K thru 12; Green Art – celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement; and Alex Matisse: Ceramics – this installation of large ceramic vessels will be the signature outdoor exhibition. or 828.787.2896.

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