Umlauf Sculpture and Garden Museum Gala Celebrates 15th Anniversary
By Rob Giardinelli
Photography By Uma Sanghvi
On a beautiful evening, near the heart of downtown Austin, was the perfect setting for a lively gathering of beautiful food and scenery, world-renowned art, raising funds for a worthy cause and most importantly, a good time. Eight hundred of Austin’s social swells descended upon the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum for its annual Garden Party, which benefitted the education programs and the long-term restoration project of the museum.
Event chair Jordan Jeffus and co-chair Emily Pratte presided in creating an urban oasis that features touches unique to Austin. This year’s event featured food from 23 different Austin establishments, included a food trailer in the garden, a silent auction in the gallery and robust live auction which had a painting donated by the gala’s featured artist Jennifer Chenowith. The gala allowed guests to further appreciate the legacy of Charles Umlauf’s sculptural talents and the beautiful grounds he bequeathed for all Austinites to enjoy year ‘round.