Amazing Tablescapes 2024

Note: Photos will be added after the event’s Feb. 6 opening. Voting is open now.

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AMAZING TABLESCAPES 2024 FUNDRAISER

HAGERSTOWN, MD – There is only one rule when it comes to decorating the tables for the museum’s fanciful and over-the-top fundraiser Amazing Tablescapes — there must be a table setting. After that, all bets are off.

The popular event returns to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts to showcase the creativity of 28 designers who will decorate 17 tables in elaborate themes.

Tablescapes will be on display in the museum’s Kaylor Atrium Tuesday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 11, during regular business hours. While the museum’s exhibitions and collections are always free,  admission to Amazing Tablescapes is $10. Reservations are not required.

A special meet-the-designers reception will be Thursday, Feb. 8, 6 to 8 p.m. Cost for the reception is $100 per person. Guests will be able to view and vote on the Amazing Tablescapes, enjoy an elegant apéro dinatoire (substantial hors d’oeuvres) reception, and mingle with the designers, who will be happy to answer questions.

If you love fancy dress, the Amazing Tablescapes reception is perfect for unleashing your costume creativity. Go online to read full descriptions of each table (see the entries below) with suggestions from the designers on how to dress up to support a table. If you’re less inclined to theatricality—whatever you pull out of your closet is fine with us!

To reserve a spot, contact Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli@wcmfa.org.  Or to purchase online, go to https://wcmfa.org/amazing-tablescapes/. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 1.

Designers are competing for bragging rights to be named the People’s Choice Award winner. Vote during your visit, or also online Feb. 6-29. Select your favorite designer and/or table (or support more than one!) and vote with your dollars/donations to the museum.

The People’s Choice Award winner is the table that raises the most money. The winning table will receive a $100 gift card, and the designer(s) names join the names of past winners on the prestigious Amazing Tablescapes trophy housed at the museum. Last year’s winner was Dayna Gregory for her entry “Buzz Worthy,” which featured a glowing “bee colony.” The winner will be announced in March after online voting concludes.

On view: February 6-11, 2024.
$10 entry fee

Online voting: February 6-29. 2024.
Vote with dollars for People’s Choice Award.

The majority of our funds raised through Amazing Tablescapes are provided by our generous supporters.

Major Sponsors
Dr. Robert and Marjorie Hobbs
Jim and Cindy Holzapfel
William Pitzer (sponsoring Miss Winter’s Wild Ride table by Donna and Tammy Staley)
The Hershey Group of RBC Wealth Management
Roger Fairbourn
Sherry Cramer
Cooling Services Inc.
Dr. George and Connie Manger
Charles and Cheryl Strong (Ozian Elegance table by Harmony Goetz and JoDee Westfall)
Lee and Pat Stine

Table Sponsors
David and Louisa McCain
Dr. Dean and Ashley Notabartolo
Kent and Kathy Oliver
Vikki Beyer and Jack Parkin
Ted and Sandy Reeder

2024 Entries: