Adirondack Experience Virtual Gala 2020

July 25, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 pm

New auction items are added regularly, check back often!

Bidding Opens 7/17


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Help us raise some money!

The Gala is the ADKX's most important fundraising event. Last year we raised $240,000. Your gift at any level funds everything we do, like sharing Adirondack art and history to regional schoolchildren. Though the ADKX is closed to on-site visitors this year, we still have significant operating expenses to maintain collections care and develop new virtual resources. Your support now will build the museum's capacity for years to come so we can reach even more students and visitors.


$10,000+ and we will send you a case of red and white wine to share.

$5,000+ and we will send you six bottles of red and white wine to share.

$1,000+ and we will send you a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine.

$250+ and we will send you a custom ADKX View Deck puzzle.

About the Event

Join us from your home, camp, dock, tent, or porch on Saturday, July 25th to celebrate the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake.


From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on July 25th, we'll all connect virtually through a livestream of remarks, videos, and an online auction. The auction will be open for bidding starting on July 17th, but you can browse items before then!

We need you to make the ADKX's first-ever virtual gala a success! The income from this annual fundraiser is a cornerstone to the museum's operating revenue. Starting in March, year-round staff nimbly shifted their workload to better serve you in your home and reach regional students and teachers in different ways. Revenue raised at this year's gala will continue to support these efforts and enhance the institution's offerings for years to come. We welcome all new and returning gala attendees to join the party this year.

ADKX Visitors Center



Adirondack Experience School Programs serve over 10,000 students every year as the most significant provider of FREE educational enrichment programs to schools in the 12 Adirondack counties. Each year at the gala, the museum raises $40,000 to continue to support this work. Participate in our virtual "paddle raise," so we can continue to reach schools during this critical time.  


Support ADKX School Programs 


Learn More About ADKX School Programs

 Ways to Support:

  1. Register for the event to receive updates and begin bidding on the auction. Registration is free. Just click the green "Register Now" button at the top of the page. Or text "ADKXgala" to 76278.

  2. Browse and bid on auction items. Bid high and bid often to win unique Adirondack-themed items, including a guideboat made by the museum's own Boatbuilder-in-Residence, Allison Warner.

  3. Donate any amount. Your support at any level is appreciated and makes a difference. You can give to the overall gala goal by clicking this link AND you can specifically support ADKX School Programs by participating in our virtual "paddle raise" by clicking here.

  4. Join us on July 25th by watching our livestream.

  5. Tell your family and friends! Share the event on social media and post pictures of your at-home gala celebration on social media. Don't forget to tag them with #ADKXgala.


If you have any questions, check out the FAQ Page or contact the ADKX Institutional Advancement Office.



Watch our Gala Save the Date Video

And return here on July 25th at 6 p.m. to watch the virtual live stream of the event.

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The Adirondack Experience
Questions? Contact Sara McNamara.

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