Wilton Library's Annual Beyond Words Benefit Pays Homage To Mondrian

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The planning committee for Wilton Library’s Beyond Word benefit pictured above unveils the Mondrian theme of the event.
The planning committee for Wilton Library’s Beyond Word benefit pictured above unveils the Mondrian theme of the event. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. – The Wilton Library’s spring benefit, Beyond Words, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4.

Scrumptious cuisine will be provided this year by Wilton’s Bianco Rosso at three buffet-serving stations. The event décor will be based on the paintings of Mondrian, the Dutch artist, enhancing the library’s spaces with clean lines and bold coloring reminiscent of the abstract artist. This year’s libation is being dubbed “The Mondrian.”

The live and silent auctions, staples of the library’s fundraiser, will be held in the Brubeck Room. The live auction will be headlined by Dave Barrett, CBS Radio news anchor and correspondent. The auction includes a “Horse Whisperer”-type experience and photo shoot, rare wines, great rival sports tickets to a Yankees/Red Sox game, an invitation to a private wine auction, and a food truck that could host a family or neighborhood party.

Tickets for this year’s event range from $150 for seniors age 65 and over to $2,500 for a Reserved Table for four with VIP parking, wait service (new this year) podium recognition and $400 in auction scrip.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the library website and clicking on Beyond Words, by calling 203-762-3950, ext. 239, or by stopping by the Circulation Desk in the library. Purchase tickets early as the event has sold out in the past.

For any individual or business wishing to be sponsors of the event, call Jennifer Wallace at 203-762-3950, Ext. 239.

Beyond Words is made possible in part through the generous support of the Amadeo Family and the Romer Family. The signature sponsor is Bankwell in Wilton. The gold sponsor is Fairfield County Bank. The silver sponsors are Cummings & Lockwood/Michael Kaelin and the Greens of Cannondale. Wilton Magazine is the media sponsor.

Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. The library will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 4, in preparation for the fundraising benefit.

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