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The Egg and the Obelisk: An AAWR Fundraising Mystery

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


The rustle of silk in a graveyard, a cryptic puzzle leading you through the trees, and the thrill of edging out your fellow sleuths as you search for treasure among the moss-covered tombs. It’s a fantasy plucked straight from the pages of an Agatha Christie novel or perhaps the cross-hatched dreamscapes of an Edward Gorey illustration. And soon, just before the summer solstice, you too can take part.


On Sunday, June 11, 5:30 – 7:00pm, join the Artists Archives for The Egg and the Obelisk, a scavenger hunt fundraiser to be held on the grounds of the museum’s very quiet neighbors – historic Lake View Cemetery.


Each ticket-holding detective will be given a secret clue to track down one of over 65 ostrich eggs, hand-painted by some of the region’s premiere artists including Leslye Discont Arian, Margaret Arthur, Lawrence Baker, Harriet Moore Ballard, Luanne Bole-Becker, Karen D. Beckwith, Paula Blackman, Augusto Bordelois, Davon Brantley, Denise Buckley, Stephen Calhoun, Jeff Chiplis, Ryn Clarke, Donna Coleman, Bonnie Dolin, Jim George, Adrian Hardin, Don Harvey, Lee Heinen, Michael W. High, Marti Higgins, Jacques P. Jackson, William Martin Jean, Rebecca Kaler, George Kocar, Mona Kolesar, Suzan Kraus, Jennifer Leach, Charlotte Lees, James Leslie, Barbara Martin, Joyce Morrow Jones, Wendy Partridge, Stuart Pearl, Bob Peck, Kelly Pontoni, Bellamy Printz, Bobbie Reagins, Bess Rodriguez Richard, Tom Roese, Louis & Susan Ross, John A. Sargent III, Lisa Schonberg, Deborah Silver, Corrie Slawson, Judith Salomon, Mark Sudduth, Lauren Sylvia, Judy Takács, Mindy Tousley, Andy Tubbesing, Douglas Max Utter, Gwen Waight, Bob Walls, Jean Kondo Weigl, Mark Yasenchack, Marty & Brent Kee Young, Will Wilson, Mary & Sandra Zodnik.


As a reward for their endeavors, participants will keep the exquisitely decorated egg they have uncovered. Select eggs will also be available to purchase through a silent auction – yet another opportunity to stake your claim on these enigmatic treasures. Guests will also be treated to delectable spread of hors d’oeuvres, as well as craft beer and fine wine to brace themselves for adventure.


All proceeds will help the Archives feather their new nest as they renovate and expand their main gallery and office space.

$200 per ticket (two guests – one egg). Limited quantities available.


To take part in the mystery, purchase tickets on Eventbrite


Need special accommodations? We’re happy to help! Email info@artistsarchives.org to plan your visit or call 216-721-9020 for assistance. We’re looking forward to seeing you!


June 11
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 E. 123rd St.
Cleveland, 44106-1910 United States
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