Events

17th Annual Cuisine for Art

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6-10 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom
One Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida

The Center’s Cuisine for Art fundraiser is a fun and festive reception and sit-down dinner attended by more than 300 people. The event features elected government officials and community leaders who serve as “Celebrity Waiters.” Enjoy sumptuous food and beverages, including wine, vodka, and beer, while bidding on fabulous silent and live auction items such as vacation packages, bountiful gift baskets, sports and entertainment memorabilia, fine collectibles, and more!

The evening begins with a 6 pm cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner, entertainment, awards presentation, and live auction follow at 7 pm.
Galleria Mall and Seminole Paradise award gift certificates and other prizes to the guests at the two tables who raise the most gratuities in honor of their Celebrity Waiter. An after-party at one of the hot spots at Seminole Paradise occurs following the event.

The evening features special performances by 13-year-old singing sensation Julia Dale – dubbed the Miami Heat’s “Good Luck Charm,” and classically trained “bombshell electric violinst” Randi Fishenfeld.

Tickets

Table purchasers may request a specific Celebrity Waiter (sponsors receive first choice).

This Year’s Honoree: Ed Bell

Now in his 43rd year as a radio producer and host on the South Florida airwaves, WLRN’s Ed Bell has devoted his broadcasting career to exposing and elevating the arts for South Florida radio listeners. Getting his start on WVUM while attending the University of Miami in the early seventies, he regularly presented the recordings of local musicians on WBUS and WTMI, as well. He joined WLRN in 1977. For his dedication to America’s music Bell was honored as Best Local Jazz Advocate by New Times in their June 1995 Best of South Florida issue. Other production credits include co-founding and co-producing The Hollywood Jazz Festival (1983 – 1986) and co-founding The Sunshine Jazz Organization, a Jazz support not-for-profit. He was honored with a Visionary Award from The Miami Beach Arts Trust (2009) and an Arts Hero Award from The Arts and Business Council (2010). His work on his radio show South Florida Arts Beat was honored in 2009 with a Society of Professional Journalists Award. His mission continues every Friday at 1:00pm on WLRN’s South Florida Arts Beat.

Celebrity Waiters

• State Senator Eleanor Sobel
• State Rep. Joe Gibbons
• Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger
• City of Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober
• Hollywood Vice Mayor Patty Asseff
• Hollywood Commissioner Kevin Biederman
• Hollywood Commissioner Dick Blattner
• Hollywood Commissioner Traci Callari
• Hollywood Commissioner Peter Hernandez
• Hollywood Commissioner Linda Sherwood
• John Benz, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer,
Memorial Healthcare System
• Michael Goodman, Partner, Bitner Goodman
• Victor Green, President, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
• Alan Koslow, Partner, Becker & Poliakoff
• Armando Leighton, CEO, CRS Jet Spares
• Mike Long, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
• Melissa Milroy, Senior Marketing Manager, The Galleria Mall
• Lisa Scott Founds, President/CEO, Winterfest
• A few others waiting to be confirmed

Sponsorship

Levels
“Champagne” Sponsorship $5,000
  • Reserved table of 10 – premium placement
  • Two bottles of champagne for your table
  • A full page color ad in the evening program, preferential placement
  • Logo recognition on large screens adjacent to stage at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Logo on all event collateral materials (deadline permitting)
  • Link on Center’s website to sponsor’s website (Cuisine for Art page)
  • Selection of “Celebrity Waiter” to serve your table
  • Photograph (10 copies) of your table’s attendees along with celebrity waiter
  • Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)
  • Ten (10) complimentary Family-level memberships to the Center
  • Private tour of Center galleries for 10 by Curator and Executive Director
“Bordeaux” Sponsorship $2,500
  • Reserved table of 10 – premium placement
  • Bottle of champagne for your table
  • A full page color ad in the evening program, preferential placement
  • Logo recognition on large screens adjacent to stage at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Logo on all collateral materials (deadline permitting)
  • Link on Center’s website to sponsor’s website (Cuisine for Art page)
  • Selection of “Celebrity Waiter” to serve your table
  • Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)
  • Five (5) complimentary Family-level memberships to the Center
“Burgundy” Sponsorship $1,750
  • Reserved table of 10 – premium placement
  • A full page color ad in the evening program
  • Recognition on large screens adjacent to stage at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Logo on all collateral materials (deadline permitting)
  • Recognition on Center’s website (Cuisine for Art page)
  • Selection of “Celebrity Waiter” to serve your table
  • Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)

Download a sponsorship package/ticket form [PDF].

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.