Illume: 32nd Annual Telfair Ball


February 25, 2012
32nd Annual Telfair Ball, 6 pm / Telfair Bash, 9 pm
Art Auction, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 6 pm

Join Telfair Museums as it lights up the night for Illume, the 32nd Annual Telfair Ball and Art Auction events. A highlight of Savannah’s social scene, the Telfair Ball is open to Directors Circle members and benefits the Telfair’s exceptional exhibitions, educational programs, and acquisitions. With the recent addition of the Art Auction and the re-introduction of Telfair Bash, the Ball has become a weekend event unlike any other. Please join us for an extraordinary evening, and support the Telfair in making Savannah an even more vibrant place as we continue to enhance our community.

For information on the Ball or to become a Directors Circle member, contact Development at at  912.790.8890.

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Silent Art Auction

February 23, 6pm / Jepson Center
Tickets $50 Members / $85 non-members

On Thursday evening, February 23, guests can wander the halls of the Jepson Center and bid on items at the newly popular Silent Art Auction. Featuring over 100 pieces of phenomenal artwork, the Art Auction will be on display beginning on February 11 for silent auction bidding.Guests can bid until the night of the event when winners will take home their auction prizes at the end of the night.

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Telfair Ball

Saturday, February 25, 6pm / Telfair Academy
Ball $350 Director’s Circle members only (includes Bash ticket)

On Saturday evening, February 25, the Telfair Academy will be transformed into a magnificent scene inspired by artist Leo Villareal. In the spirit of his works, the 2012 Telfair Ball and Bash will be radiant and unforgettable, with two more chances to bid on auction items while enjoying some of the best food and entertainment the Hostess City has to offer. The Ball begins at 6 pm, with the opening of the silent auction and cocktail reception in the Academy’s Sculpture Gallery. The fast-paced live auction, hosted by Hugh Hidelsy of Sotheby’s, will begin at 7 pm in the Rotunda. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner presented by the talented Trish McLeod in the Jepson Center beginning at 8 pm.


Telfair Bash

Saturday, February 25, 9pm / Telfair Academy
Bash tickets $100 Members/ $135 non-members

Back by popular demand, the Telfair Bash begins at 9 pm at the Academy. Bash guests will be treated to fine food, cocktails, and a live band as well as an opportunity to participate in the silent auction. Ball participants will join the Bash after dinner to conclude the evening with dancing and  celebration.


Telfair Ball Sponsors: Bernard Williams and Company, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, Cliff and Jane Cannon,  Connect Savannah / Charles and Rosalie Morris, Georgia Power, Gulfstream, Hall and Letty McAdams,  Helen Downing,  HunterMaclean, J.T. Turner Construction, Inc., Minis & Co., Inc., OptimOrthopedics, St. Joseph’s / Candler, Stop N Stor Self Storage Centers, SunTrust, TMX Finance, The Savannah Bank, N.A., The Winter Construction Company, Wells Fargo Insurance Services

Contributors of Special Services: Ambos Seafood, Blackbird Press, Catering by Trish McLeod, Charleston Street, Classic Party Rentals, Empire Distributors, Inc., National Distributing Co., Inc., United Distributors, Inc., Savannah Distributing