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Collage of photos taken at the 2015 Gala

Gala 2015

A wonderful time was had by all at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s 22nd Desert Gala, held on Sunday, April 26th on grounds of the Museum. Guests gathered to celebrate and support the Desert Museum, enjoying live and silent auctions; animal demonstrations; and an elegant sit-down dinner.

This year’s theme “Sonoran Kaleidoscope,” celebrated the colors of the Sonoran Desert with blooming torch cacti, brightly accented table settings, live music, colorful cocktails, and delicious food. Congratulations to this year’s Gala Committee for stewarding this memorable legacy event. Please join us next year — mark your calendars for Sunday, April 24, 2016!

Thank you to all who joined us.

The winners of this year’s raffle were:

Casey Woods, winner of the Reclining Jackrabbit sculpture by Mark Rossi
Jackrabbit Sculpture
Jennifer Turner, winner of the Tortoise sculpture by Mark Rossi
Tortoise Sculpture

Photos by event photographer Tom Spitz are available to view at:
www.tomspitz.smugmug.com
(Use password: gala2015)

Collage of photos taken at the 2015 Gala
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“During our first visit to the Desert Museum in 1994 we agreed it was the best full spectrum natural history experience we'd ever had - and right here in our own backyard!
We've supported the Museum annually since then and encourage friends and business associates to do the same.”
--Jerry Weinert
& Marni Dittmar
“During our first visit to the Desert Museum in 1994 we agreed it was the best full spectrum natural history experience we'd ever had - and right here in our own backyard!
We've supported the Museum annually since then and encourage friends and business associates to do the same.”
--Jerry Weinert
& Marni Dittmar