Dancing And Playing The Night Away For Children’s DoSeum Opening Night
By Shannon Miller Turner
Photography by Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: Brightly colored décor, positive buzz and a black tie evening set the stage for the long-awaited opening gala benefitting San Antonio’s brand new Children’s DoSeum. The museum itself set the tone with its stunning Lake Flato design on full display for the very first time. Held on a crystal clear evening, this event, chaired by Gretchen and Lance Lahourcade and Julie and Peter Zacher, introduced San Antonio to its latest, greatest showstopper.
THE VIBE: With a nod to the little ones who would soon be exploring this masterful venue, each table was decorated with a single oversized balloon. Each soaring centerpiece was anchored by illuminated containers filled with the same recycled glass used in the perimeter wall of the museum’s exterior. Following a sumptuous meal by San Antonio’s culinary queen, Rosemary Kowalski and the RK Group, guests strolled through one of the museum’s spectacular courtyards to the after party where they enjoyed music and dancing by 11-piece band, The Pink Flamingos.
THE CAUSE: The San Antonio’s Children’s DoSeum serves as an interactive learning laboratory for all young children from birth to age 10, allowing them to become creative problem solvers through hands-on activities. Nearly 60% of the new exhibits focus on concepts in science, technology, engineering, math, literacy and the creative arts that embraces both the young and the young at heart.