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Gala and Auction
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Gala celebrating?

In 2024, SPUR will celebrate 10 years of working together to make a positive impact in our community.  In honor of this important milestone, we will take the time to recognize everything that your partnership has made possible, as well as honor SPUR's founder Jocelyn Cook for her vision and hard work creating SPUR's Community of Doers.

How do I purchase tickets? 

Tickets are on sale here! Increase your impact and ensure SPUR's continued success by supporting us at an individual giving level or becoming a corporate sponsor!

What are the different ticket levels available?

Premier-level tickets include entrance to our cocktail hour before the event which includes a hosted bar and a variety of light bites, as well as an invitation to join us at our enchanted garden gala celebration, and are available for $300 per person.  

General admission tickets include entrance to our enchanted garden gala celebration beginning at 8 PM and are available for $125 per person.

Tables for the evening are available for $3,000 and include 10 premier-level tickets.


Corporate sponsors and event sponsors enjoy additional benefits.  Amplify your impact and become a gala sponsor or corporate sponsor today. 

What's the dress code?

Creative cocktail attire is welcome.  We invite you to embrace the evening's theme in a way that best expresses you, whether that is a beautiful boutonniere, a floral frock, or a garden-inspired gown.  And don't forget your dancing shoes so you can boogie down with us!

What are the hours of the party?

Our table sponsors are invited to arrive at 7 PM for complimentary drinks and light bites.  All guests are invited to join us from 8 PM to 11 PM to enjoy a night in the garden, featuring a dessert buffet, photo booth, an interactive SPUR art piece, a cash/credit bar, and of course our live and silent auction.

Where do I enter the Peabody Essex Museum?

Guests can join the party through the main entrance of the museum at 161 Essex Street, Salem.

Will the museum be open during the event? 

While the exhibition halls will be closed during the gala, we'll celebrate and dance the night away in the museum's atrium.  

Where do I park?

There is ample street parking near the museum.  Paid parking is available at Museum Place Garage at 1 New Liberty Street, Salem (directly across the street from the Peabody Essex Museum).

When does the silent auction go live? 

The silent auction is live NOW. Bidding closes at 10pm on Saturday, April 6.

When is the live auction? 

The live auction is only available to those attending the April 6 gala in person. 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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Sustaining Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

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Contributing Sponsors

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