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The Abbe Museum Gathering Gala

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The Gathering Gala



Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Bar Harbor Club
111 West Street


2014 Gathering Gala Photos >

2014 Catalog >


Gathering Gala 2013

Photo by Rogier van Bakel

The Abbe’s Gathering Gala has become a summer tradition on Mount Desert Island. Every July, we celebrate the Abbe and our work with an evening of food, drink, friendship, and philanthropy, and you are invited to join us!

This festive evening begins with a silent auction, cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit-down dinner, live auction, and entertainment. The silent and live auctions feature original works from local and Native artists, as well as a variety of other items and one-of-a-kind experiences. Tickets are $150 per person, if you’d like to make an early reservation you may call 207-288-3519 or email Invitations will be mailed in June and the auction catalog will be available in early July.


Photo by Rogier van Bakel

Thank you to all of the auction donors, artists, sponsors and guests who helped to make the 2013 Gathering gala a smashing success! More than $129,000 was donated on July 17, 2013 to help support educational programs and exhibits at the Abbe, as well as a special statewide initiative to help Maine educators in all 16 counties fulfill the state mandate requiring them to include Wabanaki content in grades K–12.

Enjoy photos from our past three Galas:

2013 Gathering Gala >

2012 Gathering Gala >

2011 Gathering Gala >

View the auction items from the 2014 Gathering Gala:

Gala Auction

Photo by Rogier van Bakel

Paddle art >

Fine art and fine crafts >

Wearable art, jewelry and gifts for the home >

Experiences & Gift Baskets >


Download the catalog >

Learn about the benefits of donating to the Gala Auction >

Download the donation form >





Thank You to our 2014 Gathering Gala Sponsors!

Sieur de Monts Level - $2,500


Bar Harbor Bank & Trust





Basketmaker Level - $1,500

Atlantic Landscape  Boston Private Bank Trust Company 


Canoe Level - $500

AB &JR HodgkinsThe Blue Nose, A Classic Bar Harbor HotelCape AirCleary Law Office


Dead River Company Jordan-Fernald Lynam Insurance


MCM ElectricMorning GloryWindow Panes

Wigwam Level - $250

Asticou InnAtlantic LandscapeBar Harbor Savings & Loan 

Birch Moon BoutiqueL.S. Robinson Co.Siam OrchidSotheby'S Janet S. Moore Broker


Sullivan Harbor Farms SmokehouseViking Lumber




The Abbe Museum invites you to become a sponsor of our 2014 Gathering Gala. In addition to supporting our mission, your sponsorship offers unique marketing opportunities. Learn more about sponsorship >

Dial: (207) 288-3519


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