6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 8
Tickets: $25 for members, $30 for non-members

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ (AMSET) next fund-raising event is for the birds – literally – to help them bathe in beauty. Gather your friends and flock to AMSET at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 for Treasure Auction 2008: Birds of a Feather Bathe Together, featuring bird baths created, embellished and bedazzled by generous and talented local artists.
“A little birdie told us that decorating bird baths would be a fun and creative challenge for the wonderfully talented artists who will undertake this project to benefit educational programs at AMSET,” said Treasure Auction 2008 Co-Chair Melanie Dishman. “There are going to be some very lucky little birds out there because when this is over they will be bathing in style!”
Treasure Auction 2008 is chaired by Dishman, Lisa Parigi and Albert Nolen and features an exciting live auction and dinner. In addition to the bird baths, the auction will also include fabulous luxury item packages, which will go to the highest bidder the night of the auction.
The artist-created bird baths will be on display at AMSET beginning on Thursday, May 1 and leading up to the event on May 8. Visitors may preview the items and place silent bids on them during that time.
Admittance to Treasure Auction 2008: Birds of a Feather Bathe Together is $30 for AMSET members and $35 for non-members. The evening includes dinner and an open bar.
AMSET began the Treasure Auction in 1995 and made it a bi-annual event in 2002. At each exciting live auction event, Southeast Texas artists have designed fine interior decorative art items that bidders purchase to raise funds for AMSET’s exhibitions and education programs. Past auction items have included clocks, serving trays, carts, chairs and birdhouses.
For more information or tickets, contact AMSET at (409) 832-3432 or at info@amset.org.
The Mission of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas is to provide education, inspiration and creative vision to the people of our culturally diverse region through our collections, exhibitions, public programs, and outreach in the visual arts.