Hosts

Thursday, November 2

Sara and Byrne Huddleston

Sara and Byrne Huddleston

630 Blount Street
Raleigh NC 27604


 

Choose this relaxed dinner with in a newly constructed, award winning home built by Dixon Kirby with clean, modern aesthetics near downtown Raleigh. Lovely French doors open to a beautiful deck, weather-permitting. If the timing is good, the smell of Krispy Kreme donuts will waft your way! These hosts love to entertain, and will offer food and drink to delight your palette, while introducing you to a renowned artist known for his outdoor artistic expressions.

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Rock Harbor Grill with<br>Senter, Stephenson and Johnson, PA

Rock Harbor Grill with
Senter, Stephenson and Johnson, PA

132 S. Fuquay Avenue 
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

 

You will not want to miss this Broadway-themed evening catered by Rock Harbor Grill, featuring flights of local beer during cocktail hour. This is the third dinner hosted by these arts supporters in Fuquay-Varina—and their sold-out parties and tales of huge fun are more than enough reason to select dinner here. (ADA compatible)

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The Cardinal at North Hills<br>with Sara Jo Manning

The Cardinal at North Hills
with Sara Jo Manning

4030 Cardinal at North Hills Street
Raleigh, NC 27609

Party size: 40
# of tickets available: 2

Located in the vibrant North Hills Midtown District, The Cardinal is a desirable, upscale senior living community, while your host is a well-known arts supporter who has spent years around Raleigh’s art scene. Combine the pleasant, new surroundings and dinner prepared by The Cardinal’s expert chef, and you are in for a great evening. Expect Old Raleigh to meet New Raleigh at this well-planned dinner!

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Martha and Paul Michaels

Martha and Paul Michaels

3212 Beaufort Street
Raleigh, NC 27609

 

This beautiful home in Country Club Hills is built for entertaining and features rich furnishings, textures and colors throughout--all the while in a warm, inviting environment. These hosts have a pronounced appreciation for visual art and showcase numerous pieces throughout their home, mostly by North Carolina artists. You will also appreciate a delicious, seasonal menu presented by culinary-savvy hosts who value food, family, friends, and art in a must-experience home.

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The Mayton Inn<br>with Sheila Ahler & Sheila Ogle

The Mayton Inn
with Sheila Ahler & Sheila Ogle

301 S Academy St
Cary, NC 27511

Party size: 75
# of tickets available: 35

Enjoy an evening at one of the finest boutique hotels in the state, styled with a modern take on Art Deco. A sister hotel of The King’s Daughter Inn in Durham, The Mayton Inn features beautiful interiors, complimentary valet service and ample street parking. Your dining options will include heavy appetizers and a carving station, all with Southern flair. Owners Deanna and Colin Crossman are offering a fun giveaway for one couple in attendance: one luxury night in the hotel after the party.  Enjoy turn-down service with truffles, WIFI and a made-to-order breakfast the next morning!

(ADA compatible, Wheelchair friendly, Hearing assistance device available upon request)

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Larry and Debbie Robbins

Larry and Debbie Robbins

2913 Lake Boone Place
Raleigh, NC 27608

 

 

Your hosts are a visual artist and attorney who have spent long-married years collecting wonderful artwork on display in this inviting West Raleigh home.  At an informal dinner featuring catering by Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck, you will be surrounded by art and creative company and enjoy craft beers and coordinated wines with your dinner.

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Friday, November 3

Whitaker & Atlantic, PoshNosh Catering with Coleen & Nick Speaks<br>and Charman Driver & Frank Thompson

Whitaker & Atlantic, PoshNosh Catering with Coleen & Nick Speaks
and Charman Driver & Frank Thompson

1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 135
Raleigh, NC 27604

Party size: 75
# of tickets available: 2

Expect a dynamic, high-energy evening at this brand-new urban event space near downtown Raleigh. Food stations with passed small plates will be featured in a celebration atmosphere in a beautiful, modern space. The plan is for a high-octane feel to jazz up your evening with an infectious vibe, all to keep you thinking happy! Come, eat, dance, enjoy! (ADA compatible, Wheelchair friendly)

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Jennie and Wilson Hayman<br>with Chancy and Keith Kapp

Jennie and Wilson Hayman
with Chancy and Keith Kapp

2527 White Oak
Raleigh, NC 27609

 

In this beautiful home built in 1939 on White Oak—in one of Raleigh’s finest neighborhoods—all four hosts well-known for their hospitality will welcome you to dinner. The Hayman home is filled with North Carolina antiques, family heirlooms, and pieces from extensive world travels. It also features paintings, large porcelain and North Carolina pottery collections. In keeping with the surroundings, enjoy a North Carolina-themed dinner catered by Lee Fleming.

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First Lady Kristin Cooper<br>at the Executive Mansion

First Lady Kristin Cooper
at the Executive Mansion

200 N Blount St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
 

 

Steep yourself in North Carolina: this dinner in the Executive Mansion will take place in the state dining room. Dinner and beverages will be straight from the mansion garden, including herbs, figs, honey, okra, and other bounty. The Mansion itself, completed in 1891, remains one of the state's finest examples of the Queen Anne style of Victorian architecture. Its many attractive features include a steeply pitched gable, richly colored textural surfaces, and elaborate, turned woodwork. Your hostess brings a lengthy association with the arts to the table, as well as the title of First Lady of North Carolina, and she just may share a love for the theater with the featured mystery guest artist.

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Sue and John Ramsay

Sue and John Ramsay

809 Runnymede
Raleigh, NC 27607

 

Go retro and dine in a mid-century modern ranch in a neighborhood known for mid-century modern architecture. Their home is filled with an eclectic mix of family heirlooms (some dating back to the 1700s), North Carolina artist craftsmanship and many examples of the mid-century modern aesthetics from the host's father, a notable North Carolina architect. Gracious hospitality and great food from Catering Works awaits you, as does vibrant visual art and portraiture throughout this home.

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Alliance of AIDS Services Carolinas & TheSTORE

Alliance of AIDS Services Carolinas & TheSTORE

719 Devereaux Street
Raleigh, NC 27605-1407

Party size: 75
# of Tickets Available: 31

This cocktail-style event will feature not one, nor two but three visual artists long associated with the Alliance's annual fundraiser Works of Heart, which will come to life again in 2018! Enjoy good food and lively conversation while you mingle with some of the best known artists in our area.  

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Lizette and Eric Watko

Lizette and Eric Watko

148 Lochwood West Drive
Cary, NC 27518-9735

Party size: 20
# of tickets available: 2

This host has her own cooking blog and together with her husband, is known for hosting! They will make you welcome and guarantee a fun evening in their beautiful Cary home decorated with a variety of Latin art. Expect an evening filled with Caribbean flavor and Puerto Rican soul, as you dine on tastes from across the Caribbean Seas. And, weather permitting, before the meal enjoy drinks on the patio overlooking the beautiful lake. This is one dinner not to miss!

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Saturday, November 4

Don and Barbara Curtis

Don and Barbara Curtis

622 Lakestone Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

 

Enjoy this impressive, 11,000-square-foot home on Lakestone Drive with a view of the lake. Their art collection is more than worth the visit—but do take in an outstanding collection of antique transistor radios, vinyl albums and UNC memorabilia, including a fiberglass Ram designed by Alexander Julian. The basement contains a sound studio, not surprising for this long-time media professional—and also features an original soda fountain from Don's father's store in western North Carolina.

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Donna and Peter Heffring

Donna and Peter Heffring

8423 Bournemouth Dr,
Raleigh, NC 27615

 

Opa! These dinner hosts throw memorable parties in their beautiful North Raleigh home! No one is a stranger, and theirs is always a fun evening. Let Donna and Peter treat you to an evening of sumptuous Greek treats from their recent travels and dinner by Mitchell's catering. The mystery guest artist at this dinner may also share adventures from the far corners of the earth!

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Wine and Beer 101 (Wake Forest)<br> with Lori and Joe O'Keefe

Wine and Beer 101 (Wake Forest)
with Lori and Joe O'Keefe

1228 Heritage Links Dr #104
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Party size: 30
# of tickets available: 8

This atmosphere at this customer-first wine and beer shop is rustic and warm, featuring large farmhouse tables. With dinner catered by Dante's Italiano/Daniel Gonzales, expect Italian goodness and aromas throughout the evening, with carefully coordinated wines from a featured vineyard for you to enjoy.  (ADA-compatible)

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Ardath and Reagan Weaver

Ardath and Reagan Weaver

127 Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27605

You will dine well and feel welcome in this cozy, warm Cameron Park home built in 1914, hosted by arts lovers who enjoy entertaining and people. Catered by Irregardless, the dinner will feature delicious seasonal fare and coordinated wines. With a lovely grand piano in the house, you might just expect a special musical guest.

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