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Dinner on the Desert

DATE: April 25, 2020
TIME: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
PRICE: Tickets start at $600

Sophisticated and stylish — Dinner on the Desert 2020 with Event Chair, Ann Stanton, welcomes you to share the Garden with 1,000 colorful creatures of Wild Rising by Cracking Art. The evening begins with cocktails,
hors d’oeuvres and socializing with friends while you bid on distinctive plants, pots and garden art, plus unique and exciting experiences. The magical outdoor setting of the Garden is the stage for your evening of wild, inspired cuisine. After dinner, the farewell experience will bring the color of the desert and animal sculptures to life.

Your generous Dinner on the Desert support helps our community enjoy the beauty of the desert and care about protecting it for future generations.

Table Sponsor & Evening Host Opportunities information, contact:
Lauren Cassidy: I 480.481.8160

Auction donation information, contact:
Esther Battock: I 480.481.8182

Links below to be set up with PDFs in share drive:

Dinner on the Desert 2020 Committee
Dinner on the Desert Table Sponsors
Dinner on the Desert Evening Hosts and Significant Gifts
Dinner on the Desert 2020 Table Host & Evening Host Opportunities
Dinner on the Desert 2020 Auction Participation Packet
Dinner on the Desert 2020 Advance Reservation & Donation Form

This event will be photographed or recorded for marketing and promotional purposes.


Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Now - May 10, 2020

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Elephant in the Room

Now - May 10, 2020

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Featured Class: Seedlings - Winter

Weekly from Jan. 7 - Feb. 14, 2020

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers explore the wonders of our desert through nature-based activities and guided walks on the trails.

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