Saturday, March 9

Thank you all for a smashing evening!

See photos of the event along with photos from the red carpet.

Cocktails. Music. Art.

It all began in March 1950...

Come celebrate with a Gala that goes from Bossa Nova to Beatnik. The Columbia Museum of Art was founded in 1950, when fabulous cocktail parties were de rigueur. Now the CMA is ready for a bigger, better, bolder future. This not-to-be-missed party promises to be a night filled with retro revelry and vintage glamour.


  • Root Doctors in Palm Springs themed room
  • Mark Rapp in the Copacabana bar and lounge
  • Characters from the era - surprise performances by Marilyn Monroe and Carmen Miranda and photo opportunities with the Rat Pack, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy
  • Delicious fare by Southern Way Catering
  • Official after-party at The Grand on Main

Sponsor the Gala


ALL sponsors receive recognition on the following materials, with logo for the $5,000 level and above:

  • Gala invitations mailed to more than 2,000 CMA members, businesses, and prospective attendees (deadline for inclusion is December 14, 2018)
  • Signage at the event
  • Gala page of the CMA website
  • Annual Report of Donors

Contact Brian Dolphin at 803-343-2210 or for more information.

Sponsorship Levels

$15,000 ($13,800 tax deductible)
16 tickets and a private tour of exhibition

$10,000 ($9,250 tax deductible)
10 tickets

$5,000 ($4,400 tax deductible)
8 tickets

$2,500 ($2,050 tax deductible)
6 tickets

$1,000 ($700 tax deductible)
4 tickets

$500 ($350 tax deductible)
2 tickets

Thank You to Our Sponsors