Join PSABC in celebrating our 2nd Annual Gala, “A Dance Through Time” on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 6pm – 10pm. Following in the tradition of our 2016 Inaugural Gala, we will host 3 different parties at 3 different historic locations in Asheville with a historic trolley ride that will shuttle our guests to each event.
This year our gala will kick off at the YMI Cultural Center in downtown Asheville with a toast to the city, hors d’oeuvres, a ballot auction, swing dancing lessons and the steamy sounds of a jazz band. Our guests will then board historic trolleys and be shuttled to two additional parties.
At the elegant arts & crafts era Sondley House in Haw Creek, guests will be entertained by the pickings of a bluegrass band, get to try out their contra dancing skills and enjoy the tastes of food and beverages inspired by that era. Every detail of this private residence was painstakingly restored over 10 years to it’s former glory by Terry & Chris Latanich and architect Robert Griffin. Not usually open to the general public, guests will get a glimpse of what relaxed mountain living was like in the 1920’s.
Another destination on our journey through the past is the beautiful Belle Epoch era Zealandia Castle. Built in 1889 on Beaucatcher Mountain by John Evans Brown, this pebbledash-on-brick enclosure was modeled after Haddon Hall in England. Frequented by the Vanderbilts, this hidden gem features a 1919 mural painted in the style of Italian painter Benozzo Gozzoli in the dining hall that is not open to the general public . Our guests will have the opportunity to fill their dance cards as they sway to classical waltzes and enjoy food and beverages fit for an aristocrat. If they are LUCKY, they might even get to catch a glimpse of the ghost as we pass under the haunted Helen’s bridge on the way to Zealandia.
Between each location, guests will be able to choose from four different trolley options that range from learning about the rich cultural history of Asheville to sipping a glass of Biltmore wine or beer while being entertained by live musicians.
As an added bonus, SPONSORS & special guests will receive thank you gifts and be whisked away by trolley to a SECRET party at a 4th surprise location.
Tickets are limited to 250 guests. We recommend that you get your tickets in advance as we have already had many requests for tickets to this year’s event and expect to sell out well before the event date.
Special Thanks to our 2nd Annual PSBC Gala Sponsors:
Alfonse Mucha Sponsors – $5,000+
Steve & Cynthia Watson
The Biltmore Wine Company
Speakeasy Sponsors – $1,000+
Potpourri Garden Club
Wendy Newman Photography
Special recognition and thanks to the following contributors for helping to make our gala a success:
YMI Cultural Center of Asheville
Terry & Chris Lantanich, The Sondley Estate
Zealand Holding Company
Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
Hornaday Design, Inc.