Artrageous Chihuly Garden Party

Walk the Red Carpet at ARTrageous

Proceeds will benefit the VMFA Exhibition Fund

VMFA’s signature public fundraising event looks ahead to Hollywood Costume for an inspired evening that will rival a red carpet premiere. The event takes place Saturday, September 7 and is led by a committee of volunteers.

The second annual ARTrageous will include Hollywood-inspired menu items and cocktails and live music from the Rhythm Kings. Last year’s inaugural event drew nearly 400 guests, and while it always carries the theme of the fall blockbuster exhibition, ARTrageous benefits the VMFA Exhibition Fund. The fund supports the museum’s entire exhibition portfolio, as well as related educational offerings and public programs.

“ARTrageous is poised to be such an exciting night for VMFA, and for Richmond” said Geoff and Jennifer Sisk, this year’s co-chairs with Drew and Julee Spitzer. “We can’t wait for everyone to experience the VMFA sculpture garden as the setting for this fun red carpet Hollywood evening, complete with a handful of first-ever ‘VMFA Experiences’ up for grabs at a silent auction. All funds raised will support the vibrancy that VMFA exhibitions bring to us and all of Virginia.”

The platinum corporate sponsors are Gumenick Properties and McKinnon and Harris. The silver corporate sponsor is RiverFront Investment Group, LLC.

About ARTrageous

WHEN: Saturday, September 7. 7-11 p.m.
WHERE: E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden
TICKETS: $250 couple ($150 is tax deductible), $150 individual ($100 is tax deductible). Tickets are available online or by calling 804.340.1499.
ADDITIONAL: Parking is available in the VMFA Deck.

Committee Chairs

Jennifer & Geoff Sisk
Julee & Drew Spitzer

Committee Members

Kelly & Tiff Armstrong
Tenley & Wyatt Beazley
Melissa & Julian Bowen-Rees
Spencer & Bartholomew Broadbent
Rebecca Edwards & Dan Asencios
Cheryl & Jack Fockler
Hope Harris Foster & Charles Foster
Freddie & Lawrence Gray
Terrell & Elliott Harrigan
Jil & Hiter Harris
Katherine & Jim Hill
Pamela Royal Jenkins
Keith Kissee
Christina & Tim McCoy, Jr.
Anya & John Mills
Sarah & Cheairs Porter
Maria & John Reed
Coleen & Agustin Rodriguez
Katie & Ted Ukrop
Deborah & Thomas Valentine


About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VMFA’s permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus lively after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit