Cocktails and Conservation – November 5, 2020



The annual celebration of the

Maxo Vanka Murals goes virtual!

hosted by Rossilynne Skena Culgan

Author, 100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die & Director, TheIncline

Thursday, November 5, 2020


6PM: Virtual Cocktail Hour

“You Choose!” your cocktail hour programming. Attendees will have their choice of performances, creative demonstrations, informative presentations, a focus on the Art of Social Justice Art Auction and more.

Be a sponsor at $100 and above and you’ll receive a “Vanka-To-Go” Box with delicious appetizers & desserts from Sprezzatura and Tupelo Honey Teas as well as a tasty collaboration by Lucky Sign Spirits & the Ladies United for the Protection of Endangered Cocktails!


7PM: Main Program

Although we’re unable to be together in person, we can still experience the power of the Vanka Murals and celebrate the accomplishments in their preservation over the last 10 years. And…you’ll get a 3D glimpse into the future.

Closing Performance

Enjoy live music and/or return to one of our Cocktail Hour Channels to enjoy programming you may have missed. Access to these channels will be available until 9PM.

Art of Social Justice Auction featuring the works of local Pittsburgh artists


Get your chances for these drawings*…

Eat Pittsburgh 

Delight your taste buds with some of the best restaurants in the ‘Burgh, including Gaucho and Church Brew Works. What makes Gaucho even better? Not having to wait in line. Place your order online, then pick it up Downtown, and plate it for dinner (and if you want to tell your family that you made it, your secret’s safe with us). You’ve also got a gift certificate to Church Brew Works to redeem at your leisure. They’ve also got a handy online ordering system — and yes, you can order beer to-go.

Visit Pittsburgh (from home!) 

Bid on this basket for a chance to experience some of Pittsburgh’s most iconic places all from the comfort of your couch. Cozy up with a cup of tea while learning about our city’s fascinating history and making plans to get out and explore (when our world finally gets back to normal).

Marvelous Millvale

There’s so much goodness packed into this tiny borough, from breweries to bakeries. Celebrate the home of the Vanka murals with the Marvelous Millvale basket. This basket unlocks the sights, sounds, and flavors of Millvale with gift cards you can redeem now or later.

Explore with a Pittsburgh Pro (redeemable post-pandemic)

Set aside an afternoon for a perfectly Pittsburgh adventure. Join Rossilynne Culgan, our event host and author of “100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die,” to explore the Strip District and check some things off your Pittsburgh bucket list. We’ll start with lunch at the iconic S&D Polish Deli for some of the best pierogies in Pittsburgh. Then we’ll stroll the Strip’s shops while window shopping, savoring the aroma of local coffee shops, and snapping photos. Plus, learn something new as Rossilynne shares about the history of the neighborhood. We’ll end up at Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor to cap the day with a sweet treat.

Raffle Tickets: $5 per ticket; 5 for $20; 13 for $40*

Sponsors receive complimentary tickets but they can add additional chances at check-out.

Sponsorships & Tickets

This year’s celebration will go global reaching online audiences around the corner and around the world.

Sponsorships begin at $100…

Be a sponsor at $100 and receive a “Vanka-To-Go” Box for the Cocktail Hour plus recognition and a complimentary entry into the raffle drawings*.

Be a sponsor at $250 and more to receive multiple admissions and additional benefits.

Click here for a full listing of sponsorship benefits.

Digital Access: $10

Digital Access ($10) + (3) Raffle Entries: $25

*Drawings will be done during the event. Only one winner per household. 

Click here to make your online reservation today!

Mail your ticket reservation or sponsorship to:

Vanka Murals, 24 Maryland Ave, Millvale, PA  15209.