The Mint Museum Coveted Couture Gala


A Little Night Magic


Saturday, April 24, 2021

6:30 PM | Cocktails
8 PM | Virtual Watch Party, Paddle Raise & Live Auction

Gala Co-Chairs: Ann and Michael Tarwater
Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo Private Bank


Dear Valuable Mint Museum Supporter,

On behalf of The Mint Museum, Wells Fargo Private Bank, and Gala Co-Chairs Ann and Michael Tarwater, you are cordially invited to the Mint’s annual Coveted Couture Gala, A Little Night Magic.

Composite of three portraits. The Avett Brothers, Cheslie Kryst, and Anna Sui.

In lieu of our grand in-person celebration, guests may experience many elements of our annual gala and support The Mint Museum, with family and friends from the comfort and safety of their own homes. A Little Night Magic will be an incredibly special virtual evening offering a fabulous prix fixe menu for small gatherings and a Virtual Watch Party consisting of music from three-time Grammy Award-nominated band The Avett Brothers, guest speaker former Miss USA and Extra correspondent Cheslie Kryst, and a sneak peek of the upcoming fashion exhibition “The World of Anna Sui” with a cameo from the iconic designer.

Guests may participate in the curated cocktail and dinner experience by purchasing a hand-delivered Party Package offered in three different levels: Sapphire, Gold, and Silver. Party Packages may be selected in multiples of two or ten guests for Individual or Host Committee recognition, and are available for purchase today through Wednesday, April 14.

After cocktails and dinner, guests may access the Virtual Watch Party at 8 PM via television, laptop, or tablet to view the live and interactive program. All registrants will receive an emailed link, instructions, and access to technical support a week prior to the event. Purchase your Party Package or access to the Virtual Watch Party at

The Coveted Couture Gala is the Mint’s single-largest annual fundraiser. All contributions raised during this event benefit The Mint Museum annual fund, which supports innovative programming, groundbreaking exhibitions, and arts education for children. Thank you for your ongoing, generous commitment to our beloved Museum!

Ann & Michael Tarwater
2021 Gala Chairs

Todd A. Herman, PhD
President & CEO

Hillary Cooper
Chief Advancement Officer

Gala Co-Chairs: Ann and Michael Tarwater

Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo Private Bank

Logo for Wells Fargo the private bank