The MOWT Gala Annual Fundraiser

The MOWT Gala Annual Fundraiser

EVENT OVERVIEW
Get ready for an unforgettable evening at the second annual MOWT Gala! As our biggest fundraiser of the year, this event is dedicated to supporting our educational mission – to provide a gateway to the past which educates, entertains, and inspires lifelong learning. Join us for an elegant affair, themed around the sophistication of the 1910s and the artistic flair of Art Nouveau. Be sure to get a ticket and prepare to indulge in an evening of sophistication, all for a cause that enriches minds and enriches lives.

THE EVENING’S ACTIVITIES
VIP HOUR
Join us for an exclusive cocktail hour filled with anticipation and sophistication. Immerse yourself in captivating entertainment while enjoying the privilege of early access. VIPs will also receive a commemorative glass with complimentary wine service.
FEATURED PERFORMER – CHRISTIAN MANAHL OF DISCORD ILLUSIONS
Christian is a magician and comedian based in Wichita, Kansas with a style of silly, irreverent humor and engaging modern magic that will leave any audience laughing and astonished. No stale jokes or dated tricks – Christian delivers top tier entertainment, every time.
DINNER
Doors open for general admission at 6:00 pm.
LIVE CHEF STATION
Experience culinary excellence with live chef stations, offering a delectable array of flavors. Satisfy your sweet cravings at our dessert table featuring a mesmerizing chocolate fountain.
FEATURED COCKTAIL – EMPRESS 75
Enjoy a beer, wine, and our featured cocktail Empress 75 at the evening’s open bar “The Gismonda.” A cocktail made for celebration, the Empress 75 is sparkling, effervescent and deliciously sippable. Think of it as a graduated mimosa.
DINNER KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARLA DAY
An insightful talk awaits from our distinguished keynote speaker, Marla Day, the curator of the K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum. Explore the world of fashion, history, and culture through her unique lens.

ACTIVITIES
ONE-NIGHT-ONLY EXHIBIT
After dinner, the one-night-only, exclusive exhibit is OPEN for visitors. Witness an exclusive exhibit for one night only, showcasing a captivating theme that will leave you in awe. Stay tuned for the big reveal!
SILENT & LIVE AUCTION
Bid on unique items, showcasing treasures and experiences. These beautiful Swarovski crystal purses and several vacation packages will be available for purchase during the live auction and packages from a variety of local businesses will be available during the silent auction.
LIVE MUSIC
Experience the enchanting melodies of Anne Yap I-Shyuen, a talented pianist and violinist, who has garnered accolades on the competition circuit and is currently studying under Dr. Julie Bees at Wichita State University. With a passion for music and community service, Anne’s performances transcend borders, bringing joy and inspiration to audiences worldwide.

WHAT TO WEAR
Formal attire is encouraged! Choose an outfit that mirrors your unique style, whether it’s the sophistication of a classic gown, the sharpness of a suit, or a creative blend of both. For an extra touch of glamour, feel free to draw inspiration from The MOWT Gala’s 1910s and Art Nouveau theme. The stage is yours to express yourself in a way that makes this evening truly yours.
Special offer! $10 off per tux rental for all MOWT Gala guests at Dress Gallery. Call (316) 264‑6688 to schedule your fitting today! Dress Gallery’s wide variety of rental tuxedo & suits styles guarantees you’ll find something both you & your date will love.

TICKETS
VIP TICKET – $150
VIP attendees’ evening begins at 5:00pm and includes all General Admission Benefits PLUS: VIP Hour from 5pm-6pm, Comedy Magic Show with Christian Manahl of Discord Illusions, Commemorative Glass
GENERAL ADMISSION – $100
General Admission attendees’ evening begins at 6:00pm and includes all General Admission Benefits PLUS: Dinner with Live Chef’s Station, Open Bar “The Gismonda” with beer, wine, and featured cocktail, the Empress 75, Keynote Address with Marla Day, Access to an Exclusive One-Night-Only Exhibit, Live Piano Music with Anne Yap I-Shyuen, Live and Silent Auction

Thanks to our sponsors:
Intrust Bank, Evergy, Correction Solution Group, Dress Gallery, Central Market Wine & Spirits, Infinity Art Multimedia, Chocolate Cascades, and Courtyard Wichita at Old Town.

Date

Apr 27 2024

Time

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cost

$100.00

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