The Guild of the Museum of Arts & Sciences

Winter 2015

Dear Friends,

What an incredible fall!  It went by so quickly and yet when I think of all we have accomplished I am amazed. The Guild has already raised thousands of dollars thanks to the hard work and generosity of our members and friends. We started our fundraising year with a very successful Fall Fashion Show organized by Marilynn Sternberg. Chico’s and White House Black Market provided the clothes and our members were the models. Two beautiful days were the backdrop for our fantastic Halifax Art Festival, this year chaired expertly by George Fortuna. Just five days later, under the directions of CarolAnn LaRoza, we were decorating 25 Christmas Trees for the Festival of Trees and Gala. Our final event of the year was a party for members to celebrate our successes so far and contributed to area food banks and animal shelters.

How could one group of volunteers accomplish so much?? Only with a lot of hard work, fun, and love for our beautiful museum!

And now, we prepare for the magnificent Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. We can’t wait. Andrew Sandall, Executive Director of the Museum, gave the The Board of the Guild of the MOAS a tour of the almost complete museum. "WOW!" sums up our reaction. After the tour we returned with a renewed dedication to the Guild’s Mission to support the MOAS and spread the word of our “precious jewel”.

I look forward to seeing many of you at our Casino Night and our Annual Children’s Museum Golf Classic to help us continue to break fundraising records.  

I can’t wait to say “Let’s meet for lunch at the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Art Museum.”


The Members of the Guild are an incredibly dynamic group whose mission is to promote the welfare of the Museum through its many programs and activities. The Guild offers members many opportunities to use their skills by working on many projects including The Halifax Arts Festival and The Festival of Trees. They also organize informative monthly meetings, social events and field trips, which offer an opportunity to get acquainted with like minded people who have a common goal. 

Download PDF of Guild Membership Application 

Download PDF of Guild 2014-2015 Calendar of Events

Download PDF 2013-2014 Bylaws 

2014-2015 Board List Download PDF


Annual Events


Celebrating its 53rd anniversary, the Halifax Art Festival is the 2nd oldest continual art festival in the state of Florida. The festival attracts approximately 25,000 visitors to view the works of over 230 fine artists and artisans from all over the country. Offering live entertainment, a student art competition, children's activities, fine dining in many local restaurants and cafes, HAF is a premier annual event in Central Florida and is 11/7 and 11/8 this year. 2015 Halifax Art Festival



The Festival of Trees features designer Christmas trees and decorations. All designer trees are up for silent auction during the run of the Festival and go to the highest bidders at the conclusion. The event is open during regular admission hours November 11th-29th and is included with paid admission to non-members and free for Members.

The Sparkling Champagne Gala is Thursday, November 20, from 6-9pm at the Museum. R.S.V.P. to Karrie Houlton 386.290.3226 - $45 per person.


5th Annual Children's Museum Golf Classic

This annual event is a fundraiser for the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Held at beautiful Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club, this four player team scramble is a wonderful and festive way to help support MOAS.

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