Mountain Mayhem: Anderson Ranch Gala

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem

Anderson Ranch Arts Center presented its 23rd annual Recognition Dinner at Hotel Jerome on July 18, raising a record $1.5 million to support their educational programs. The evening kicked off in the Jerome courtyard with a Chandon Champagne cart, custom embroidered cashmere eye masks by Lingua Franca, craft cocktails and light bites. Dinner followed in the ballroom with award presentations for three notables and speeches from each honoree. Nick Cave received the International Artist Award, Sarah Arison earned the Service to the Arts Award and Doug Casebeer was acknowledged with the Extraordinary Leadership Award. The live auction was led by Robbie Gordy of Christie’s, complemented by a paddle raise, also led by Gordy with Ranch President and CEO Peter Waanders. Artists Robert Longo, Sanford Biggers, Mickalene Thomas, Lily Stockman and KAWS contributed works to the auction, along with several others. Event sponsors included Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Christie’s, Aspen Magazine, Artsy, Chandon, Suerte Tequila, Bubbles & Bowties Event Planning, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Alpine Bank and the Hotel Jerome.

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