Palm Springs Art Museum Gala

February 19, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

“Audience hangs tight at museum benefit despite light going out” was the headline.

Shari Kelley of Shari Kelley Events of Palm Springs produced this year’s Palm Springs Art Museum Gala. By moving some of the large art displays, a large enough space was provided for the tables and ballroom chairs provided by Classic to fit the 380 guests in the same room. The entire ballroom, lounge and dining room were stark white with long, narrow light strips of changing colors.

Classic also provided the china, glassware and flatware for Carousel Catering. On the loading dock Classic provided cooking equipment and a last minute addition of a 10′ x 40′ canopy and kindle heaters for the valet parking area at the entrance. Classic also cut individual strips of black astroturf for the many steps leading to the main door.

But back to the headline. Just as some guests were leaving and some hitting the dance floor there was a power outage in the area. The museum had enough generator power to keep the party going. The challenge? The freight elevator did not come back online until Tuesday delaying Classic’s pickup. The vendor who set up the lights had to get them out so they could be shipped to Miami for the Super Bowl setup. Never a dull moment!

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