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Louisiana Children’s Museum invited New Orleanians to take a seat on Saturday, August 28 for an evening of art, learning and, of course, indulging. The 13th annual CHAIRish the Children auction gala featured more than a dozen decorative chairs created by young local artists, the proceeds of which benefit LCM.

The theme of the creations was to honor the museum’s latest exhibit, “New Orleans: Proud to Call It Home” architectural exhibit. The 1,800-square-foot exhibit is the first permanent exhibit of New Orleans architecture in the city, and features a miniature Jackson Square replica, a mini-shotgun house and Creole cottage for kids to explore and other architectural and city planning activities.

The gala featured music from the Thelonius Monk Institute Ensemble and food and beverages from more than 20 local eateries, including Galatoire’s, Crescent City Steakhouse, Creole Creamery and Herbsaint. Coveted auction items included a Saints jersey signed by Marques Colston, a French Quarter-style post light from Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights, elegant pieces of jewelry and exotic getaways.

The event was a success thanks to “chairs” Malise Kearney and Shannon Zink and 40 CHAIRish committee members.