The Salmagundi Club’s Fifth Avenue entrance

The Salmagundi Club in New York City will soon be celebrating the 100th anniverary of its Fifth Avenue location with a gala reception that includes food, drinks, music, fine art, artist demonstrations, and a special presentation from Fine Art Connoisseur Editor-in-Chief Peter Trippi.

The part begins on Friday, November 3 at the Salmagundi Club on Fifth Avenue in New York City. From 6-9pm, the club will host an opening gala reception featuring great food, drinks, art, music, demonstrations, and much more. Tickets for the event start at $100 for SCNY members and $125 for the general public.

Artists celebrate in the main Salmagundi Club gallery
Artists & Collectors in the Salmagundi Club parlor
Artists at the Salmagundi dining room

The evening will also host a “Mystery Palette” sale at 8pm sharp. One-of-a-kind paintings on “Mystery” palettes created by nationally recognized artists will be hidden and then unveiled at 8 o’clock! The fun is that the identity of the artist is concealed until after the work is purchased. The “Mystery Palettes” will sell for $250, regardless of who painted them. Among the works will be palettes painted by Kathy Anderson, Del-Bourree Bach, Chris Blossom, Scott Christensen, Don Demers, Claudia Seymour, John Potter, John Traynor, and Guy A. Wiggins. In addition to the “Mystery Palettes,” a select few will be offered for Silent Auction, among them works by John Stobart, Joseph McGurl, and Carole Teller.

Sherrie McGraw’s palette
Joseph McGurl’s palette
Russell Case’s palette

If a night full of fun isn’t enough, it all continues Saturday, November 4 at 11am with a lecture by artist Don Demers, who will speak about the significance of the Salmagundi Club’s building and how it became a haven for artists whose work influenced a generation of American art and artists. Saturday continues with a special arts panel discussion moderated by Peter Trippi. Including panelists Annette Blaugrund, Melissa Rachleff Burtt, Hal Bromm, and Anna Sui, the conversation will explore how the club’s survival in Greenwich Village fits into the fascinating ebb and flow of lower Manhattan’s creative communities.

To learn more, visit the Salmagundi Club.

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