Artful Night Under the Stars Gala at V Seagrove April 27

April 22, 2013 by SoWal Staff

Artful Night Under the Stars gala, benefiting The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School, is Saturday, April 27, 2013 at V Seagrove. Make plans to join your friends for a fabulous evening featuring an art auction with more than 13 local artists, delicious food and drink, and great live music.

“At first we thought we would try to pass on doing this event again, but surprisingly, after such a wonderful event last year, our community members and art lovers were begging for a repeat!” says Maureen Paine, the founding director of The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School. “I think this gala is so special, largely in part to our amazing parents who have endless creativity and the local businesses who continually support local educational causes. And of course the amazing auction items don’t hurt either.”

The highlight of Artful Night Under the Stars gala will be the more than 25 pieces of art created by the ever generous local artists and artisans in the 30A community including: Amundson Images, Anne Hall Designs, Arlene Newsome, Belinda Parsons, Blessings in Disguise, Candace Price, Chastane, Gordie Hinds, J Conley Images, Jane + Steve Thomas, Jane Whaley, Jonesy Works, Justin Gaffrey, Kim Pall, Kyleigh M. Reynolds, Kyrce Culbertson, Mary Hong, Maxine Orange, Miffie Hollyday + Rich DeAngelis, Peggy Jones, Susan Lucas, Steve Wagner, and 30 Alphabet.

Other auction items include restaurants/shop gift certificates, fine wines, home décor, massage/spa packages, photography sessions, legal services, medical services, jewelry, unique dining experiences, and stays at fabulous vacation homes in fun and exotic locales. Raffle tickets at $10 each will be available for purchase for a few surprise giveaways during the event, or for an upgraded ticket price, the VIP level ticket includes three raffle tickets. And there is a rumor going around that the beloved 30A-opoly property trading game, created by The Tree House parents will be generously bestowed upon numerous attendees.

The Gala really becomes a party with the mouth-watering heavy appetizers prepared by V Seagrove, adult beverages mixed to perfection and delectable desserts provided by Sweet Henrietta's Treats. Stunning table flower arrangements will be generously created by masterful Santa Rosa Beach florist Tim Ryan of Botaniq, and Grayton Beer plans to have a plethora of pale and dark ale for all those frosty mug lovers.

For entertainment, the much loved Alabama-based band, Martha’s Trouble, will serenade gala attendees. This popular band has a loyal fan following all over the Southeast.

If you'd like to attend this gala event, better hurry! Tickets sold out last year and from the chatter thus far, this year will be even more promising with all the exquisite art available. Purchase tickets online at!

About The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School is a Montessori environment at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The school’s mission is to create an environment where families and educators come together to support children in reaching their highest potential in order to positively impact the community. The Tree House provides an enriching and loving Christian environment for those seeking a high-quality Montessori experience for their children, starting at age two through kindergarten. The Tree House is unique in its commitment to a small school setting where children develop a lifetime love of learning.


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