This festival is a huge opportunity for wineries. Please check it out. If you would like to donate wine, please contact: Joan Joffa at or see additional contact information at the bottom of the email.

The Tucson Museum of Art will hold its Fourth Annual CRUSH Wine, Food, and Art Festival on April 1 and 2, 2011. All events sold out at this very popular festival last year! The Friday
night CRUSH pARTy, ‘Under the Stars’ is held on the grounds of the Museum. Guests enjoy live music, sample wines from over 150 wineries, food from local restaurants, and bid on the
fabulous array of fine art, experiences and wine in the Silent Auction! The elegant Saturday evening CRUSH Classic, The Rhythm of Rio! is held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
During the reception, more than 250 guests enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, while bidding on the Silent Auction and previewing the Live Auction. After the reception, they adjourn to a gourmet wine-paired dinner and bid in the Live Auction for fine art, rare wine and intriguing travel packages. All proceeds benefit the Museum, particularly the education and exhibition programs.
We are asking you to support the Museum by donating wine for the Silent and Live Auctions. 20 – 40 cases of assorted wines (reds and whites) are needed for the Auctions. Mixed
cases are welcome. Each donating vineyard will have the opportunity in be included in the promotional materials, as described in the attached letter. We also are in need of 10
– 12 large bottles (preferably signed) for the Live Auction. Recognition in promotional materials as described in the attached letter.
This is a great way to support an important Tucson institution and to reach a savvy, upscale audience. Please visit the CRUSH website to see photos from last year’s events. Beginning late this fall, the website will be updated with information about this year’s events.
This festival is crucial to the life of the Museum. The Museum must raise more than 99% of its budget on its own, with $1M needed from fundraising efforts. The success of CRUSH depends on the coordinated efforts of all of the Museum support organizations, the Museum staff, artist donors and other donors, the business community, and the patrons of the Tucson Museum of Art.
I thank you for your serious consideration and would be happy to clarify any issues if you call, or email me at If you decide to contribute, please complete and
return the “Auction Donation Commitment” form no later than December 6, 2010 to be listed in the brochure and CRUSH Preview Magazine and by February 28, 2011 to be included in the
A Benefit for the Tucson Museum of Art
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