What: Garden Party
Where: Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
The lowdown: Austinites gathered to toast the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum during the 2017 Garden Party, a favorite spring affair. Guests were treated to bites from 25 area restaurants, sips from a vast selection of wines curated by Twin Liquors (including an all-rosé bar), and tunes from the Nash Hernandez Orchestra.
Also on the scene was Food Network, which filmed the unveiling of a custom, Umlauf-inspired creation from Austin-based Sideserf Cake Studio, star of the show Texas Cake House. The event featured a live and silent auction full of exclusive offerings, and it raised over $300,000 for the Umlauf.
Who: Nina Seely, Allyson Maxey, Carla Umlauf, Natalie and Dave Sideserf, Cass Cheesar, Sophie Cheesar, Ella Cheesar, Jon Gerber, Darlene Fiske, Kimberley Kitlowski, Danielle Rivera, Sara Teitelman, Erin Moore, Lynnsie Jammal, Stephanie Condon, Caitlin Swain, Kristin Fannin, Ryan Williams, Matt Jones, Laura Matz, Rosa Perez, Rex and Scarlett Lewis, Stephanie Spurrier, Brian Bounds, Mary De Prisco, Walter Rumpf, Heith Pino, Janis Clapoff, Edward Helm, Lilly Davis, Christin and Jenaro Diaz, Kasey and Luke Wenz, Dena Davis, Mike Butson, George Elliman, Connor Dodd, Christina and John Scott, Dara Allen, and Diane Humphreys.