This year, in lieu of our annual gala, WMS will be hosting a new, exciting event: THE ART WALK & AUCTION! This adult-only event will take place outdoors on our campus the evening of Saturday, April 29, and childcare will be provided.
Starry, Starry Night
Art Walk + Auction
Saturday, April 29
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: WMS Campus
Attire: Festive Garden Party (see attire recommendations)
Childcare: 6:15 PM drop-off onsite
Highlighted Auction Items
These one-of-a-kind pieces will be available for auction during the event, and you can view them and more on the auction website, where new items will be continuously added leading up to the event. We encourage you to consider donating handcrafted art and hope to see you there!
Artwork Submission Deadline
Tuesday, April 18
This re-imagined fundraiser promises to be lots of fun and will feature artwork created by our students, staff, and community members. The Art Cellar is helping us to craft class-wide projects, and we would like students, teachers, staff, alumni, and community members to contribute individual pieces to be showcased and auctioned during the event. We are welcoming art submissions in a wide variety of mediums including but not limited to paintings, sculptures, watercolors, pottery, woodwork, embroidery, quilting, crocheting, photography, calligraphy, or glass work. Anything handmade or homemade is perfect!
Something for Everyone!
Event Ticket Options
EXTENDED DEADLINE – APRIL 11, 2023
$60 Pablo Picasso
$50 Alma Thomas
DEADLINE – APRIL 21, 2023
$100 Vincent Van Gogh
$85 Pablo Picasso
$70 Alma Thomas
Win Prizes with Tickets for Volunteer Hours!
We’ve got a slew of fun games and prizes that you can win this year! Volunteers will receive tickets for volunteer hours logged in Praxi, so the more hours you give, the better your odds are to win!
Deadline to Enter Volunteer Hours Into Praxi: Friday, April 21
Prizes include, but are not limited to:
- Baked Goods
- Naming Rights on Campus
- Head of School for the Day
- Gift Baskets
- and much more!
Other Opportunities to Get Involved
The success of Westside Montessori School fundraisers depend heavily on the generosity of the parents in our community who selflessly volunteer their time. Please take a moment to review the several rewarding opportunities we have available to make a difference.
- Event planning
- Gather auction items
- Assist with the live auction
- Manage the online auction
- Coordinate food
- Set up
- Clean up
- Registration table
- Donate handcrafted artwork
- Loan tables or tent canopies
We are welcoming art submissions in a wide variety of mediums including but not limited to:
- glass work (mosaic, stained glass, etc)
Anything handmade or homemade is perfect!
We’re going to have a full house for the event, and we are pleased to share that we have reached capacity for our onsite childcare.
Children will be hosted at the school to better serve our parents with Toddlers. Your children can look forward to arts and crafts, games, movies, pizza, and much more!
6:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
$25 per child
$15 for each additional child
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
How Do We Use the Dollars Raised?
Your generosity in supporting our Starry, Starry Night Art Walk + Auction will enable the school to expand our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) materials, which will allow our students to build a strong foundation for their futures in the modern world. The proceeds will also allow the integration of digital and online resources, making students’ introduction to technology an exciting exploration. In addition, the proceeds from the gala provide for materials needed to support the mission of Westside Montessori School, and enable faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in professional development and further their training in the Montessori method.