Longview Museum Hosts Casino Night Fundraiser
A unique casino night looks set to benefit the Longview Museum of Fine Arts as organisers prepare for one of the most important fundraising events of the year. Taking place this weekend, the occasion will boast a stylish “Jester’s Court of Black & Red” theme and will see visitors gather to enjoy a unique evening of festivities, gaming opportunities and spectacular performances. The event will be attended by Longview entertainer Byron Horne who will take on the role of master of ceremonies whilst dressed in the traditional black and red jester’s attire.
The Longview Museum of Fine Arts represents one of the most significant cultural hubs in the state of Texas. Situated in the Downtown District, the museum is open to visitors on a daily basis and has come to occupy a central position in the local community. The museum continues to sponsor ArtWalk – an opportunity for local artists to display their works outdoors alongside other outreach projects. The organisation is also engaged with the Museum of Fine Arts Concert Series, a programme which attracts revered musicians and singers from all over the world.
Commenting on the event, Museum Director Renee Hawkins said organisers has been preparing themselves for what promised to be a truly riveting event for all concerned. Hawkins went on to note that the casino night was the biggest fundraiser of the year and had been responsible for raising $18,000 in 2010. “This is our big one,” said Hawkins. “We gear up for it all year, and it’s very exciting.” Art lovers will no doubt be keen to see what’s in store in the months ahead.