Little Black Dress


Tickets are still on sale for the Tyler Museum of Art’s signature fall fundraiser Little Black Dress Hits the Midway, on tap for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus.

Midway highlights a carnival theme for this year’s event, featuring live music, specialty games and entertainment by magician Andrew Evans, plus a buffet dinner, cocktails, and live and silent auctions. Special guest auctioneer is former Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith. Cocktail attire is encouraged, and valet parking will be provided.

Tickets are $150 per person for Museum members and $175 for non-members. All proceeds benefit the TMA, and ticket purchases are partially tax-deductible as charitable donations. To reserve tickets, call (903) 595-1001 or order online at (click “News and Events”).

Sponsors for Little Black Dress Hits the Midway are Julietta Jarvis Foundation, Inc. and Mrs. Ralph Spence, Tilt-A-Whirl; The Byars Foundation and Mr. D.M. Edwards, Ferris Wheel; Austin Bank, BSCENE Magazine and The Peter and Debra McCook Family, Carousel; and Dr. Paul Arnold, Claudia and Otis Carroll, Verna and George Hall, Martha and Randy Key, Nita and Byron Meads, Moliere Scarborough Jr., Southside Bank, Tyler Junior College and Tyler Today Magazine, Funhouse. For information, call (903) 595-1001 ext. 208.

The Tyler Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and a participant in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), which allows TMA members to receive free or discount admission at hundreds of additional museums throughout the U.S. and Canada. For a complete list of participating NARM institutions, visit Regular TMA hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; the Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The Museum is supported by its Members, Tyler Junior College and the City of Tyler. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit