By supporting “Cocktails for KID smART,” KID smART supporters gave more than 3,000 New Orleans children their best chance for success. The organization teaches through the arts to provide experiential instruction in academic subjects to reach all students in a classroom, which allows children to connect to math, science, history, language arts and a variety of other disciplines by doing, imagining and creating.

Walton and Jeffrey Goldring hosted this year’s event at their St. Charles Avenue home. Sarah Quintana provided a musical backdrop as guests worked on the puzzle in the event program, which allowed them to interact with artwork in the house.

The featured artist was Gretchen Weller Howard with husband Peter Howard. Additionally, a speech was delivered by Emily Hunyadi, school leader at Langston Hughes Academy.

Cuisine was catered by Martin Wine Cellar, which included a grilling station serving beef short rib and Mediterranean salmon with tomatoes and feta.

Ruthie Winston of Winston & Associates LLC served as the auctioneer at the live auction, which featured artwork entitled “Downriver 2,” an original painting by Gretchen Weller Howard.

Event Co-Chairs were Scott and Janet Howard, and Adele and Graham Ralston.

KID smART will celebrate its 20th anniversary in April 2019.

Event at a Glance

What: “Cocktails for KID smART,” benefiting KID smART
When: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Where: Home of Walton and Jeffrey Goldring

Philanthropic Fun: Inspired Learning

Hosts Jeffrey and Walton Goldring with Co-Chairs Adele and Graham Ralston

Philanthropic Fun: Inspired Learning

 Peter and featured artist Gretchen Weller Howard with Jeanne Turner and Phil Gunn

Philanthropic Fun: Inspired Learning

Cedric Martin, David Martin and Pamela Martin

Philanthropic Fun: Inspired Learning

Daryl Byrd, Jill McKay Pipes and H. Minor Pipes

Philanthropic Fun: Inspired Learning

Suzanne and Steve Dumez