and the Yakima Valley Museum
are pleased to announce the fifth season of Drawing
When first established
in January 2000, each program was designed to
recreate live musical performances that were likely
to have once taken place within the walls of a
typical Yakima Valley parlor. Over the years,
the scope has been expanded to include music that
may first have drawn an audience to theaters,
other public community venues, or even the relatively
modern medium of network television.
however, has continued to be based on a single
theme, featured a background historical commentary,
and showcased the talents of the best of regional
musicians. The setting has equally remained informal,
with food and drink available in a comfortable
cabaret style under the neon lights of the Bill
& Suzanne Doyle Center Court of the museum.
The 2004 season will continue these traditions
with three all-new programs. So mark your calendars
for another year of Drawing Room Diversionsonce
again made possible with the generous support
of RBC Dain Rauscher.
Supper, a variety
of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, dessert,
and coffee will again precede each program. Due
the programs popularity, however, we are
instituting two procedures to make the evening
more enjoyable for all:
1) Seating will
remain unassigned, but the doors into the center
portion of the museum will not open until
6 P.M.although you may queue up inside the
Jewett Entrance Gallery.
2) In the past,
we have tried to accommodate everyone who wished
to attend, but overcrowding has become an issue
that detracts from the experience. Thus, this
year ticket sales limits will be more strictly
enforced (in other words, get your tickets early!).