Annual Events

2015 Everson Trips

January 1, 2015

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The Everson Trip Committee plans several exciting art related trips each year. If you wish to be added to our e-newsletter list and for more information or questions regarding trips, please send an email to

For more information about this years' trips, please click here.

Annual Summer Picnic

June 18, 2015

Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm

The Everson Summer Picnic is the event of the summer!

For more information about the Annual Summer Picnic, click here.

Festival of Trees

December 4, 2015

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The annual Festival of Trees is a holiday tradition!

For more information about the Festival of Trees, please click here.

Special Events

Civic Morning Musicals

Free Wednesday Recital Series

April 29, 2015
May 6, 2015
May 13, 2015
May 20, 2015

Time: 12.30pm

Civic Morning Musicals presents a free Wednesday concert series held at 12.30pm in the Everson's Hosmer Auditorium. Each performance highlights different talented artists from our region. For more information, visit

Everson Beer Garden

April 30, 2015 -

Time: 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Celebrate the closing of our exciting exhibition Prendergast to Pollock at the Everson Beer Garden!

Sample fine craft beers from Empire Brewing Company, Middle Ages Brewing Company, and other local breweries, as well as hard and soft ciders from 1911 Spirits. Beverages may be purchased to benefit the museum and enjoyed in the Rosamond Gifford Sculpture Court. Food will be available for sale from Recess Coffee. Throughout the night, guests can enjoy live music by Oswego’s top singer/songwriter John McConnell, view the exhibitions, and peruse the wares of local artists. Weather permitting, beverages can also be enjoyed outside on the Everson podium.

$15 cover charge, includes exhibition admission. Cash bar.

2015 LEGO Design Challenge Entry Deadline

May 1, 2015 -

Time: 6.00pm

The 2015 LEGO Design Challenge is a design competition that promotes the creative and original use of LEGO Bricks. All design entries must respond to the following challenge:

Let’s reimagine Syracuse! This is your city, help us rebuild it. Think about the buildings, structures, and modes of transportation that exist in Syracuse. What does Syracuse need? What can be improved and how? What’s missing? Think big and be imaginative, the sky is the limit.

Your design must be on a LEGO baseplate. Design must not exceed 20"W x 20"L x 24"H.

Design finalists will be exhibited at the Everson Museum of Art June 5 - August 9, 2015.

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2015

Entry Fee (per individual or group): Members $10, Non-Members $15

How to submit a design: Complete the 2015 LEGO DESIGN CHALLENGE Application (form at right). Submit the application along with one photograph of the design. Photo should not exceed 2MB and send to the following email address along with payment information.

Who can compete? Anyone is eligible to participate in the 2015 LEGO DESIGN CHALLENGE, but all finalists must be able to transport their designs to and from the Everson Museum on designated dates.

Judging will be based on the following categories:

·         Children (12 and under)

·         Teens (ages 13-17)

·         Adults (ages 18 and older)

·         Group and families (multiple people working on one design such as co-workers, a classroom or a family)

Final designs and grand prize winners will be chosen by a panel of professionals using the following criteria:

·         Creative application of LEGO bricks

·         Imaginative design and concept

·         Difficulty of execution

·         Quality of display

·         Vision


·         All entries must be original designs

·         One submission per individual or group

·         Designs may not exceed 20”W x 20”L x 24”H

·         All entries must include a complete application, entry fee and photograph of the design


Several finalists from each age category will be selected for the Museum exhibition. Grand Prize Winners will receive special prizes. 

Members' Council Book Fair

May 2, 2015 -

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Join us at Barnes & Noble in Dewitt to kick-off the Everson Members' Council Book Fair to benefit the Everson Museum of Art. The event includes a craft project and story time for children from 10.30am to noon. From 3.00 to 4.00 pm, there will be an artist drawing demonstration and lesson for teens and adults.

A portion of all Barnes & Noble purchases will be donated to the Everson when participants give Book ID number 11565900 at the register.

Those who are unable to attend the event can still support the Museum by purchasing in store from May 2 - 8, or online at from May 2 - 7, and indicating the Book Fair ID number 11565900 at checkout.

Continuum Launch Party

May 7, 2015 -

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

The Everson Continuum is hosting its first event! The event will feature a chocolate sculpting demonstration and tasting by Lune Chocolat and liqueur pairing by Vinomania. There is no charge for Continuum members to attend, but space is limited. Please reserve your space by emailing or calling (315) 474-6064. 

What is Continuum? A social group created by and for energetic adults under 50 (in age or spirit) who want to connect with the art scene, network, and enjoy exciting social experiences outside of their professional, family, and everyday commitments. 

Not yet a Continuum member? The group is seeking new members to join its ranks! Non-members may join the Everson Museum and Continuum to make their reservation. Annual Continuum membership is $15 per person. Continuum events are open to members only, and Everson Museum membership is a requirement of Continuum membership. Continuum events include special demonstrations and workshops, guided studio walks, and exclusive cocktail parties with visiting artists. Email Kathleen at or call (315) 474 6064.

Memberís Opening Night Reception

June 5, 2015 -

Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Free Everson Members, $15 Non-members

Celebrate Handmade: The Art of Susan Roth, 1974-2014. Enjoy meeting the artist, live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar before previewing the exhibition. 


Sixty Artists in Sixty Minutes

June 19, 2015 -

Time: 5.30pm to 7.00pm

$40 per person advance sale, $60 at the door

Afterglow, 7.30 – 8.30pm (reservations required), $120 per person

Guests at 60/60 will enjoy an energetic summer party all about the creation and appreciation of art.They will be invited to mingle and observe as 60 area artists create or finish original works of art in 60 minutes while enjoying refreshments and live music. A highlight of the evening will be a drawing to win one of the amazing artworks being created live at the event. The artworks are generously donated by participating artists. New this year will be Afterglow, an event in which guests can mingle with the artists after the drawing has concluded, and enjoy sparkling wine and dessert. Afterglow tickets include admission to 60/60 and may be purchased at, advance tickets required. 

Sci-fi Night: The Time Machine, 1960, 103 min.

July 16, 2015 -

Time: 8.30pm


Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks and settle in on the Everson Community Plaza to enjoy films projected onto the façade of the Museum building. 

LEGO Happy Hour Workshop

July 30, 2015 -

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Participants will create a mini stop-motion animation short film. The event includes instruction by Syracuse University Professor Gail Hoffman, all materials, light refreshments and a cash bar. Open to adults ages 21 and older. Registration is $35 for Everson Members, $50 for non-members. To register, please contact Kimberly Griffiths by email at or by calling 474 6064 x308.

Date Night: Grease, 1978, 110 min.

August 20, 2015 -

Time: 8.30pm


Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks and settle in on the Everson Community Plaza to enjoy films projected onto the façade of the Museum building.