On Saturday, May 12, NIMBASH 2018, our ninth annual interactive arty party and auction dazzled more than 350 art lovers from the Napa Valley and beyond with a spectacular evening of art, wine, food, fashion, music -- and so much more.
We are so grateful for the incredible participation and generosity of our community, and also for the wonderful front-page coverage of the event in the St. Helena Star.
NIMBASH 2018 raised over $480,000. Nearly 50 percent of NIMBASH expenses are paid directly to artists in wages and commissions. Our fund-a-need raised an incredible $117,000 to complete construction and furnishing our newly expanded studio space on Main Street in St. Helena, slated to open in Fall 2018.
Over 50 vendors donated food and wine, more than 300 individuals and companies donated to the live and silent auction, 75 artists produced the out-of-this-world fashion show, an additional 50 volunteers helped make NIMBASH 2018 the Napa Valley’s most innovative and exciting event.
As the main fundraiser for Nimbus Arts, NIMBASH energizes and powers our community-serving nonprofit dedicated to igniting artistic expression across the Napa Valley. The funds raised at NIMBASH make art programs and education accessible to everyone in our community.
Thank you to all who supported, donated, attended, and participated in NIMBASH 2018.
Our special thanks go out to:
-- Our generous event sponsors, Adventist Health St. Helena, Ann Ernish-Backen & Howard Backen, Beckstoffer Vineyards, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Cartons & Crates/Napa Valley Art Supply, Farella Braun + Martell LLP, Malloy Imrie & Vasconi Insurance Services, Martin Design, Ogletree's Inc., Nadalié USA, St. Helena Optometry, and Wiedmann Napa Valley Metal Sculpture;
-- St. Helena Montessori School for the use of their Administration building, Barn and Farm;
-- Karen Aldoroty and everyone at 55 Degrees for expert handling and storage of the NIMBASH wines;
-- The exceptional food and wine artisans for delicious offerings and support;
-- Our friends, artists, and community members who have donated art, products and services to the NIMBASH auction;
-- The Ehlers Society and their crew, for creating the most imaginative and stunning NIMBASH art fashion show for the ninth year;
-- Joleen & David Hughes, Level Design; and Julia Field, Graphic Artist, for creation of the promotional materials, video, and slideshow;
-- Oak Avenue catering for our NIMBASH 2018 Indian Feast & Melody Raye Flowers for floral services supporting the live auction display;
-- The Nimbus Arts Board of Directors, Leadership Circle, and donors (large and small) who sustain us;
-- The many artists, community members, those who attended the weekly community work parties, and the mighty Nimbus team who have donated their time, talents and good humor to the production of NIMBASH 2018.
We are honored and humbled by such an incredible show of support and are profoundly grateful to live and work in such a generous and enthusiastic community. Please save the date for NIMBASH 2019 on May 18 and we hope to see you soon at Nimbus!
Jamie Graff, Executive Director and Co-Founder
Dana Johnson, Board President and Co-Founder