Arts Alliance prepares for Garden Party

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The Oxford Arts Alliance is looking forward to another successful Garden Party on June 14.
Courtesy photo The Oxford Arts Alliance is looking forward to another successful Garden Party on June 14.

The Oxford Arts Alliance will have its sixth annual Garden Party at Ware Presbyterian Village, 7 E. Locust St., Oxford, on June 14.

Tickets are $45 individual, $320 table (seats 8), available at Oxford Arts Alliance and on

Oxford Arts Alliance invites you to support local arts and culture during the 6th annual Garden Party. Celebrate the beginning of summer with a buffet dinner, silent auction, live music and the ever-popular table decorating contest. The event has a Southern theme this year and we encourage participants to draw inspiration from this with their table decorations.

This year, the festive tents will be set up on the beautiful garden surrounding the Welcome Center at Ware Presbyterian Village. Live music from the Oxford Arts Alliance music instructors will provide the soundtrack for dining under the stars. Mingle with friends, meet fellow supporters of the arts and culture and contribute to the beneficial community work of the Oxford Arts Alliance.


This year’s auction features dozens of wonderful items including one of kind private tours, excursions, restaurant packages and event tickets. All monies benefit the mission of the Oxford Arts Alliance which is to “Cultivate Community Through Art.”

Keeping in the spirit of friendly competition, we encourage attendees to participate in the table decorating contest. Cream-colored linens are provided on each table, but participants can get creative and bring centerpieces, linens, and any other decorations (previous participants even came in costume!) to decorate their table with a Southern theme of their choice. Be inspired by locations, landmarks, flowers, food, celebrities, or cultures. The possibilities are endless. Have fun! The contest will be judged and the winners will receive a wonderful prize.

Individual tickets can be purchased, but we encourage you to gather a group of eight and purchase a table (at a $5 discount per person). The event is BYO for beverages, and BYO-suggested for plates, cutlery, and napkins. Some extra tableware will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own to add to the flair of your themed decoration and cut down on waste.

The Garden Party is the Oxford Arts Alliance’s largest fund-raiser of the year. Please support their efforts in bringing arts and culture to the Oxford Area. The Oxford Arts Alliance provides art and music education, art and social events, advocacy for artists, enrichment, scholarships as well as providing an economic draw to downtown Oxford.

To purchase tickets please stop in the Oxford Arts Alliance during open hours or visit .

Questions? Contact We hope to see you on the 14th.