Watkins’ annual fundraising event finds new home in OZ
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host The pARTy, the school’s annual fundraising event, on Saturday, April 27. After being staged for the past two years at Watkins’ lakeside campus in MetroCenter, the 2013 edition will be held at the striking contemporary art and event space OZ, in West Nashville.
Leading the planning are event chair Debbye Oliver and co-chair Stephanie Conner. The pARTy, which “celebrates the creative” in Watkins students and the Nashville community, includes a cocktail reception, dinner and a silent auction, as well as a live auction segment featuring travel packages to art-scene destinations.
The evening benefits the education and outreach programs of the independent, nonprofit, four-year baccalaureate college, now in its 128th year of service and inspiration to the community.Part of an elite consortium of 41 art and design colleges across the country and Canada, Watkins is a fully accredited college of art and design both regionally and nationally, granting BFA degrees in film, fine art, graphic design, interior design and photography, a BA in art, and a professional certificate in film.
Tickets to The pARTy 2013 remain at $175 per person.
To learn more, request an invitation or purchase tickets visit www.watkins.edu/party or call 615.277.7403.
OZ is located at 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, near the John C. Tune Airport (OZNashville.com). The venue, boasting a grand salon, patio lounge, several gallery and garden spaces, and one of the world’s largest walk-in cigar humidors is the former headquarters of CAO Cigars and owned by brand founders the Ozgener family.