A Taste of Gateway is Gateway Arts’ major
annual fund-raiser and a fun, lively, interactive
appreciation of the work of the nonprofit’s more
than 100 artists with disabilities. Every guest
who buys a $175 ticket will leave with a piece of
original artwork. The trick is to leave with the
work you covet most by trading pieces with
other guests in a kind of aesthetic Yankee swap.
The works are in a variety of mediums and
include paintings, charcoal and pencil drawings,
and jewelry. To keep partygoers fortified, there
will also be hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine
tasting, and live music. There’s also a live
auction in which Untitled (left), a 2015 acrylic
by Gabrielle Sichel, will be up for bid. Event-only
tickets, which do not include artwork, are also
available for $75. Tickets are sold online and
will be held at the door.
SWAP Art for a Cause
May 16, 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets, $75 for event only; $175
includes art swap. Gateway Arts, a service of Vinfen,
62 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA; gatewayarts.org.
“American Beauty — Timeless Style” is the theme of the 20th annual Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff
mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. Inspired by the stunning American Beauty Rose, the show bursts with
garden exhibits, floral designs (above right is a floral display from the 2014 show), photography, and
educational programs. Rosecliff’s front lawn (above left) is transformed by garden installations and an array
of vendors offering specialty plants, flowers, and garden accessories. The oceanfront lawn is also a bustling
marketplace and the Founders’ Conservatory will be filled with special plants honoring the founders of the
first Newport Flower Show. The traditions of having the Opening Night Party, Afternoon Tea, and Champagne
Brunch continue, and guest speakers include floral designer Jane Godshalk, former Monticello garden
director Peter Hatch, and garden designer P. Allen Smith. Proceeds benefit The Preservation Society of
Newport County and the ongoing restoration efforts of its 11 historic properties.
INDULGE A Rose Is a Rose
June 19, 10: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 20 to June 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, $20 in advance and for
members of The Preservation Society of Newport County; $25 on Friday and $23 on Saturday and
Sunday; $6 for children 6 to 17. Opening Night Party, $145 for members through June 5, $160 after;
nonmember tickets, $170 through June 5, $190 after. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI.
The Preservation Society of Newport County; newportmansions.org.
STROLL Grand Tour
June 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets, $30
in advance, $40 day of the tour.
Hills Garden Club of Wellesley; hgcw.org.
“Beyond the Garden Gate” is a tour of four
private residential gardens in Wellesley,
Massachusetts, presented by the Hills Garden
Club of Wellesley, an organization that is
celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The
four gardens offer variety: there’s an allée-studded formal garden (below), an Edwardian
home’s shade garden, a compact cottage
garden, and an estate garden with a pergola
and pool. With 37 active members and 35
associates, the Hills Garden Club’s main goal is
to aid with the improvement and maintenance
of Clock Tower Park at Washington and
Worcester streets (adjacent to the Unitarian
Universalist Church at 309 Washington Street)
in Wellesley. Proceeds benefit the park, which is
also where the tour begins.