Louisville's finest stepped out in an array of fashionable gowns and tuxedos on March 1 to celebrate the 41st Annual Speed Art Museum Ball.
For the first time, the Speed Ball honored an inspirational leader whose commitment and service to the arts is unsurpassed, the Reverand Alfred Shands III. Guests in attendance viewed “The Shands Collection” directed by Rhoden Streeter. The film featured Shands discussing the love for art both he and his late wife shared, highlights from his collection, and why he is a collector.
Guests dined on an elegant spread by Corbett's amidst hand-blown glass vessels from Flame Run and decorative lamps highlighting renderings of the future Speed. Dinner guests were also treated to a view of Seven Blossoms by Paul Klee with the newly discovered watercolor painting on the other side of the original 1926 piece.
With help from GalaxyRed, the Ball transformed from dinner to dance party as Friends of the Speed arrived at 9:00 pm.
The Ball's success owes a special thanks to Presenting Sponsor, Thorntons Inc., and Local Speed Sponsors, Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and Yum! Brands Foundation. With generous support from our Exclusive Media Sponsor, The Voice-Tribune, we were able to capture every smiling face at this memorable event.
The Museum also gratefully acknowledges support from Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., Brown-Forman, Dinsmore, Frost Brown Todd LLC, The Glenview Trust Company, Sterling G. Thompson Company and Kelly Construction to help make this year's Ball a sensation.
Check out pictures from this year's Speed Art Museum Ball by clicking here.