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guests arriving for Evening Among the Roses event

An Evening Among the Roses

Fri., Jun. 10, 2022 | 7 p.m.–10 p.m.
Event Notes: 
VIP entry: 6 p.m., Party: 7 p.m.
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An Evening Among the Roses: "Strike a Pose"

The annual An Evening Among the Roses is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community and their many contributions to The Huntington. Don't miss this elegant, one-night-only garden party with music, specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dancing in the stunning and iconic North Vista. Fanciful garden party attire encouraged!

Enjoy an exclusive cocktail reception on the south terrace of the Huntington Art Gallery with a special Vogue performance by REACH LA and a viewing of the newly commissioned Kehinde Wiley painting, A Portrait of a Young Gentleman.

7–10 p.m.: THE PARTY
The evening garden party will feature a special performance, music, specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a stunning "floral environment" and photo-op created by Maurice Harris, and dancing under the stars among a rainbow of blooms in the iconic North Vista.


VIP Ticket: $185 

General Admission: $125 

Jump for Joy Rose Sponsor: $1,500 
- Two VIP tickets
- Sponsor two complimentary tickets for members of an LGBTQ community partner to attend the party
- Complimentary Sustaining level membership ($159 value)
- Invitation for two to a Members’ Summer Evening in July
- Listing in The Huntington’s Annual Report

Sparkle and Shine Rose Sponsor: $2,500
- Four VIP tickets
- Sponsor of two complimentary tickets for members of an LGBTQ community partner to attend the party
- Complimentary Affiliate level Membership ($350 value)
- Invitation for two to California Voices: Borderlands Fest 2022 in June, and Strange Science in October
- Recognition on the event’s invitation and webpage
- Listing in The Huntington’s Annual Report

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

For additional event information contact Marina Kohler.

Value of goods and services is $75 per general admission ticket and $85 per VIP ticket.

"Floral environment" and photo-op created by Maurice Harris

Maurice Harris Part of the evening’s festivities will be to take your photo in front of the stunning "floral environment" and photo-op created by Maurice Harris.

Harris is a Los Angeles based artist who is best known as the visionary behind Bloom & Plume, a bespoke floral design studio located in Echo Park. Maurice's unique point of view, sense of humor, craftsmanship and dedication to his community has made him both one of the most sought after floral designers in Los Angeles and one of the most followed florists on Instagram.

His clients include some of the biggest names in Hollywood as well as top tier brands such as Louis Vuitton, The Row, Goop, Opening Ceremony, Dior, Nike, Gucci, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Warby Parker, MOCA and LACMA among others. Harris has been featured in Vogue, W Magazine, LA Times, Hollywood Reporter, The NY Times, and Architectural Digest. Additionally, Harris' art career has been emerging with a flower sculpture at MOCA, photography at the San Diego Art Institute and a performance piece at the Broad. Most recently you can see him on his TV show "Centerpiece" available on Roku and the reality competition "Full Bloom" for HBOMax. In his spare time, you’ll find him at Bloom & Plume Coffee, the cafe that he opened with his brother in 2019.

Vogue performance by REACH LA

REACH LA dance studio Guests will also enjoy a special Vogue performance by REACH LA, one of the evening’s community partners.  In 1992, three women artists founded REACH LA in response to the lack of HIV/AIDS prevention education for youth of color. Today, Reach LA provides a safe and supportive environment that strives to educate, motivate, and mobilize youth around sexual/reproductive health, culture and self-preservation. REACH LA also helps to provide funding for emerging artists by showcasing their work, which includes digital art, photography, poetry, illustration, dance, drag, and videography. Don't miss the dance performances during the event. 

We deeply appreciate the generous support of our sponsors: 

Edison International

FTSI logo

Rose Sponsors:

  • A Better Life with Jill | Rose City Counseling Center
  • David Bohnett Foundation
  • Karen and Mark Bracher
  • Brian Duck and Chad Olsen
  • Carl K. and Linda C. Moy Family Foundation
  • Vincent Rodriguez III and Gregory Wright

Media Sponsor:

Los Angeles magazine logo

In-kind Sponsors:

Pomp and Whimsy logo        smog logo of tree behind city skyline        Trader Joe's logo

Community Partners:

Logos for REACH LA and San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center