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Young Friends Fall Into Art Fundraiser

Fall Into Art: ARToberfest
Friday, September 19, 2014
6:30–9:30 p.m.
VIP Reception at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Vaulted Walkway, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Limited tickets will be available at the door of the event.

The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art invite you to experience ARToberfest, an avant-garde inspired beer garden held in the Museum’s rarely seen Vaulted Walkway.

The region’s most culturally engaged young professionals will mix and mingle while supporting the Museum in a space rich in architectural detail, history and mystique. Closed to the public since the 1970s, the Vaulted Walkway is the perfect backdrop to celebrate the many beloved works of art purchased through the Young Friends program.


Explore the majestic and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway
VIP ticket holders arrive at 6:00 p.m. — Open bar featuring Oktoberfest ales and cocktails, festive bites by Starr Restaurant Catering Group, access to a private lounge, and celebratory gift.
  • $85 per person
  • $65 per Young Friend

Standard Ticket holders arrive at 6:30 p.m. — Open bar featuring Oktoberfest ales and cocktails, and festive bites by Starr Restaurant Catering Group.
  • $60 per person
  • $40 per Young Friend

Become a Young Friend today. Start enjoying the benefits immediately, including exclusive discounts on your ARToberfest tickets.


Enhance your involvement by becoming an individual sponsor. Funds raised through this event will support the Young Friends' mission of art acquisitions, conservation, and preservation of works in the collections, as well as educational and outreach programming. Individual Sponsorships are fully tax deductible.

Homebrewer $125
  • 1 VIP ticket
  • A Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition catalogue
  • Name recognition

Crafter's Court $225
  • 2 VIP tickets
  • Name recognition
  • Invitation to an exclusive Sponsor acknowledgement event

Brewer's Gold $400
  • 4 VIP tickets
  • Name recognition
  • Invitation to an exclusive Sponsor acknowledgement event

Raffle Tickets

The cost for raffle tickets the night of the event will be 1 ticket for $10, 4 tickets for $25, 10 tickets for $50 and 25 tickets for $100.


The Young Friends wish to thank the following sponsors for their generous support, without which this fundraising event would not be possible:

Silver Sponsor

Faber-Castell USA

In Kind

Blue Root Entertainment

Codify Design Studio


Don Q Rum -Serralles, USA


Garage Inc.

Origlio Beverage

Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Learn how your company can partner with the Young Friends to enhance our community through art, culture, and education, while helping you achieve your business goals. Contact 215-684-7858 or to more information.

ARToberfest Committee >>

David Achey
Alexander Hankin

Subcommittee Chairs
Christine Bugg
Ian Michael Crumm
Joy Deibert
Danielle Hankin
Julia Murphy
Alexandra Sharps
Paul Shifflet

Planning Committee
Faith Aquino
Lisa Beckman
Mandy Buhle
Lisa Carosella
Jacqueline Cassidy
Laura Ceccacci
Tyler Cunnion
Emmalee Eckstein
Erin Eddy
Yael Eytan
Grace Greenhall
Anne Gwal
Laura Hansen
Elisabeth Hill
Ian Hincken
Christina Iliadis
Robert Jones
Christine Kennedy
Elizabeth Lampen Kim
Carly Markowitz
Shawn Martin
Erin Morris
Anessa Pappas
Pierre Rives
Julia Schofield
Lianna Shablin
Chris Sheridan
Daniel Swartley-McArdle
John Ventura
Augusta Wilson

Young Friends Executive Board Co-Chairs
Anne Gwal
Brian Kelley

Young Friends Executive Board
David Achey
Christine Bugg
Jacqueline Cassidy
Amanda Christoph
Ronica Cleary
Erin Eddy
Gabriela Guaracao
Alexander Hankin
Nicole Johnson
Christine Kennedy
Elizabeth Lampen Kim
Shawn Martin
Jennifer Miller
Julia Sherwood Murphy
Jay Park
Ernest Poon
Paul Shifflet
John Ventura

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