Signature Events

Information about signature events.

Sun Nov 4

The inimitable Gary Vikan, former director of the Walters Art Museum, and Creative Alliance Trustee, leads a lively discussion on the ethics of antiquities acquisitions. He and his wife Elana Vikan also give a tour of the art in their Guilford home. Gary shares fascinating tales while guests enjoy a French buffet complemented by a selection of cheeses, paired with fine wines from the cellar of Neal and Winnie Borden.

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Fri Nov 9

Take an extraordinary tour of an 1880’s Park Avenue home of two longtime Bolton Hill residents, John Kyle and Peter Satten, and see their collections up close and personal. Learn how two “obsessive” collectors merged contemporary ceramics with American art pottery. Hear how one wind-up toy started a pursuit of color and fantasy in vintage toys. What drives them to also collect portraits, Haitian religious art, political buttons, wedding cake toppers and more? Find out at this party of passions! Avid collector and retired Director of The Walters, Gary Vikan, shares his thoughts on the mind of the “obsessive collector.” Satisfy all your cravings with creative cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by The Elephant restaurant and Sascha’s catering.

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Sat Nov 10

Dara Hicks’ large and modern kitchen turns into a culinary classroom for one afternoon only! Roll up your sleeves and join Chef Alan Sui for a hands-on dumpling making lesson. Chef Sui teaches you all the fundamentals to create scrumptious, dough wrapped works of art. Indulge while you learn. Enjoy a wide selection of Chinese food and an informative sake tasting.

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Sun Nov 11

Artist Kelly Walker, founder of Artstar Custom Paintworks, hosts Sunday brunch in a renovated auto body shop turned luxury living space and artist’s studio. Learn about Kelly’s unique process that uses atypical media to create her signature, intricately layered works of art. Chef Tess Mosley prepares a delectable array of dishes for brunch, artfully inspired by Kelly’s paintings, including decadent drinks and cocktails.

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Tue Nov 13

Get your hands in the dough at this one-of-a-kind arepa-making party! Chef Federico Tischler of White Envelope Arepas gives foodies a taste of Venezuela and its culinary history through its most beloved dish, the Arepa. This incredibly delicious corn flour dough pocket is filled with meat, vegetables, cheese, and sauces. Learn how to make four varieties of arepas in Lisa and Garrett Schiche’s Federal Hill home. Sangria will be flowing with plenty of Venezuelan snacks, desserts, and arepas for all!

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