Friday, May 1st, 6:00pm
Guests enjoyed a night of music, food, art, and experience at the 2015 Artworks Gala. They caught up with old friends and made new ones to the sound of gypsy jazz, savored a strolling feast, and had their cards read and fortunes told. There was lively bidding in the silent and live auctions for the artwork, vacations, and experiences donated by area businesses and Artworks sponsors and patrons.
During the festivities Olive and Dan Mullet were presented with the 2015 Artworks Patron of the Arts award and Shirley and Dave Lerew were presented with the Spectrum Health Hospital Foundation Northern Lights award for Arts and Entertainment.
Artworks’ annual gala is more than just a fantastic party—the money raised during our gala allows Artworks to offer events, classes, and programming throughout the year.
Tom Hogenson, Community Relations Director, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, presented Dave and Shirley Lerew with the Northern Lights Award for Arts and Entertainment during the 2015 Artworks Gala. Northern Lights awards in several categories are given by the Spectrum Health Hospital Foundation to recognize area residents who make our communities better places to live.
The 2015 Patron of the Arts award was presented by Board President Alice Bandstra and Executive Director Lynne Scheible to Dan and Olive Mullet at the 2015 Artworks Gala. The Mullets have been members of Artworks for many years and Dan has served on the Artworks Board of Directors and the Foreign Film Festival Committee.
Dr. Ralph & Kay Crew