MAY 13TH “BRICK FLIX” AT INSIDEOUT GALLERY TO BENEFIT BRICKWAYS
InsideOut Gallery will be dedicating its May 13th
cocktail cinema time slot for a special fun-raising event benefitting
the BrickWays Foundation. The “Brick Flix” event will include live
music, a silent auction, drink specials, food from Roaming Harvest,
concessions and a special presentation of the movie What’s Eating
Gilbert Grape starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Emcee for the evening will be the lively Tim Brick, owner of Brick
Wheels and son of BrickWays founder, Mary Jean Brick. The event begins
with live music by “Acoustic Dynamite”. Band members Bob Downes &
Jim Moore play acoustic folk/rock with everything from funk to 40's
music. The Roaming Harvest food truck will be on location offering a
special menu featuring their “locally focused street food” and
Insideout’s Outré’ Lounge will be providing drink specials. The Brick Flix Silent Auction begins May 13th at 5pm at Insideout Gallery. Look at some of the items up for bids so far! A week's stay at Senator Howard Walker's waterfront cabin in the Upper Peninsula; a wine pairing dinner for two at Harrington's By The Bay; a bottle of Patron Platinum Tequila; Taylor Made golf clubs, putter, and balls; a helicopter tour for two over Traverse City and Old Mission peninsula; wine and appetizers for five aboard a 33' power boat touring West Bay; a bottle of 1880 Grand Marnier; a case of wine made by the MSU Enology program; framed photo of UofM Big Chill 2010 autographed by Red Berenson; "Tie Me Up" hand made retro apron ; EIGHT handmade birdhouses created by BrickWays residents; Bon Vin Italian Wines will put on a tasting party for 10 in your home; a bottle of 25th Anniversary Edition of Bookers Bourbon; Benjamin Twiggs Sampler; a dinner on East Bay with a luxury pontoon ride with drinks and appetizers; jewelry; manicures; pedicures; and much much more.....
auction items will be on display and bids will be accepted up until
movie time at 7:00p.m.
the doors will open to Insideout’s theater room with its 20-foot screen
and professional sound system for the showing of What’s Eating Gilbert
Grape. Brick Flix event volunteers and residents of BrickWays will sell
candy and fresh popped corn and drinks will be available throughout the
The 1993 movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is set amongst the fictional
working class one street town Endora. Gilbert, played by Johnny Depp,
is the 24-year old breadwinner of the Grape family who dreams of escape.
He struggles with the absence of a father figure, a depressed and
morbidly obese widowed mother, low wage work, and supervision of his
seventeen-year-old developmentally disabled brother, Arnie. Leonardo
DiCaprio’s portrayal of Arnie earned him critical acclaim and his first
Academy Award nomination. The all-star cast also includes Juliett
Lewis, Mary Steenbergen, John C. Riley and Crispin Glover.
There will be an Afterglow in Insideout’s Outré Lounge following the movie at 9:00pm.
During this time guests can peruse Insideout’s art gallery with its
low-brow, outsider, pop surrealism and urban art pieces. The results of
the silent auction will be announced during the Afterglow and the
high-bidders can collect their items.
BrickWays (formerly the Grand Traverse Area Community Living Management
Corporation) has been in existence since 1978. It exists to provide
“paths to independence” through its mission to enhance the lives of
adults with a developmental disability by providing supportive housing
options in a family atmosphere, adapting to their individual needs and
by maximizing their potential in ways that integrate their lives with
the community around them. At present, BrickWays provides five unique
housing settings for 50 people and serves 70 individuals through its
TRAIL (Traverse Region Assisted Independent Living) support programs in
Proceeds from the Brick Flix event will benefit the BrickWays Foundation
to advance the mission of BrickWays and provide support for its long
term financial stability.
Insideout Gallery is located at 229 Garland Street in Traverse City’s
trendy Warehouse District. Its 4,000 sq. ft. gallery specializes in “pop
surrealism” art and includes a cocktail bar and live music stage.
For more information contact Mary Sue Christian at the BrickWays Foundation at 231-932-4004, firstname.lastname@example.org, or brickways.org/foundation.