Cocktails and Conservation 2019



An Annual Celebration of Maxo Vanka’s Millvale Murals.

Delicious Bites, Creative Cocktails, Art Action AND…

The Art of Social Justice Art Auction

hosted by WYEP’s Rosemary Welsch

featuring the taste sensations of:

Entertainment by Stari Drugovi featuring the talents of Brock Belich, Justin Greenwald & Kristofer Vucelich

GENERAL ADMISSION: $100 per person

Add Valet Parking: $25

SPONSOR TICKETS (includes Valet Parking): $250 & above

Ticket information below.

Art Action

Be inspired by the premiere of “Act of Sister.” A tribute to women inspired by the Vanka Murals by interdisciplinary artist Alisha Wormsley.

Event decor includes  the activist printmaking of Mary Tremonte and members of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative.

Hands-on screenprinting activity with AIR (Artists Image Resource) to create a piece of activist art to take home with you, featuring graphics from Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

Program: 1941 – 1991

Experience the “wallpaper” years of Maxo Vanka’s famed murals, when decades of Pittsburgh weather, pollution and lack of lighting left them dark, damaged, misunderstood and nearly forgotten.

Hear how a handful of activists helped kick-start awareness and efforts to save these priceless works of art, creating a masterpiece of historical theater in the process.

Special appearance by founding members of the Iron Clad Agreement reading from Dr. David Demarest’s “Gift To America.”

Written and Produced by Lynne Squilla

Dessert Reception featuring more than 1,000 homemade treats from the St. Nicholas Bakers

St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Millvale, PA

Every General Admission ticket includes:

  • Cocktail Reception featuring: a custom cocktail, craft brew, tasty bites, Art of Social Justice Art Auction, Chance Auction, Art Action and live entertainment
  • Program: 1941-1991
  • Dessert Reception featuring the St. Nicholas Bakers

Every Sponsor ticket includes all General Admission benefits plus:

  • Valet Parking
  • Art of Social Justice Preview Reception – April 24, 2019
  • Chance Auction Tickets
  • and more…


Be a Sponsor!

Sponsorship Opportunities follow below. If you’d like to return your Sponsor From by mail, the sponsorship form is available for download here:

2019 Sponsor Sheet

Return with checks payable to: SPMMMV at 24 Maryland Ave., Millvale, PA  15209





$10,000 ~ Presenting Sponsor – 20 Tickets, EXCLUSIVE

  • Promotional Banner on Home Page of SPMMMV website
  • Corporate Banner placement in the VIP Reception
  • Opportunity to welcome guests from the podium at each program showing
  • Priority reserved seating
  • Listing in all event publications and signage, related media and activities+
  • 20 complimentary tickets for the Chance Auction


$5,000 ~ Luminary – 16 Tickets

Up to 8 Valet Parking Passes

  • All Preservationist benefits plus…
  • Promotional banner on the Cocktails &
    Conservation Event Page

Additional recognition for underwriting the main presentation+

  • Priority reserved seating
  • Listing in all event publications and signage, related media and activities
  • Recognition from the podium
  • 16 complimentary tickets for the Chance Auction


$2,500 ~ Preservationist – 12 Tickets

Up to 6 Valet Parking Passes

All Benefactor benefits plus…

Logo placement with link on the Cocktails &
Conservation Event Page

  • Additional recognition for underwriting of the Dessert Reception+
  • Reserved seating for presentation
  • Recognition from the podium
  • 12 complimentary tickets for the Chance Auction


$1,941 ~ Benefactor – 8 Tickets

Up to 4 Valet Parking Passes

All Patron benefits plus…

Additional recognition for partial underwriting
of the General Reception+

  • Private Tour and Conversation with Conservator
  • 8 complimentary tickets for the Chance Auction


$1,000 ~ Patron – 6 Tickets

Up to 3 Valet Parking Passes

All Aficionado benefits plus…

  • Private docent tour (individual or group) scheduled at your convenience 
  • (1) Save Maxo Vanka Merchandise Item
  • 6 complimentary tickets for the Chance Auction


$500 ~ Aficionado – 4 Tickets

Up to 2 Valet Parking Passes

All Docent benefits plus…

  • (1) 2018 Vanka Murals Catalog
  • 4 complimentary tickets for the Chance Auction


$250 ~ Docent – 2 Tickets

1 Valet Parking Pass

General Admission plus…

  • Prominent listing on website and in invitation, program and event signage
  • 2 complimentary tickets for the Chance Auction

Advance purchase recommended. Limited availability at the door.

+Deadline for program and signage is May 3, 2019.