White Summer Night garden party to benefit Safe Harbor Northshore _lowres

Photo provided by Safe Harbor - Carol Hallock's artwork, 'Saturday's Rest' is the signature painting for White Summer Night to benefit the Safe Harbor shelter for survivors of domestic violence.

Safe Harbor Northshore will be the beneficiary of the White Summer Night garden party to be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club, 140 Jackson Ave., Mandeville.

The iconic Deacon John and the Ivories will be the featured live entertainment.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, inclusive of food and drink, and are available at Pineapple Gallery, 829 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 266-0028; and at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club, (985) 626-3192.

“White is the theme for lighting and decorations, and we encourage those attending to wear white attire,” event chairwoman and planner Sylvia Schmidt said. “White Summer Night is an annual occasion to recognize our many great artists and writers on the north shore and spotlight them to also raise money for the important work done by Safe Harbor.

Safe Harbor is a domestic violence program and shelter providing free, confidential services to survivors of domestic, family and dating violence.

The event will include a display of art for viewing and purchasing; the artists will donate a portion of the proceeds to Safe Harbor.

Carol Hallock is the featured artist this year with her work “Afternoon Rest.” Other artists displaying their artwork are Phillip Sage, Robert Warrens, Betsy Green, Peggy Hessee, Muriel Dauterive, John Goodwyne, Scott Withington, Lori Sperier, Phil Galatas, Sylvia Schmidt and Peggy Hesse.

Two local writers will sign and sell their books: Deborah Burst, author of “Louisiana’s Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo” and “Hallowed Halls of Greater New Orleans: Historic Churches, Cathedrals and Sanctuaries”; and Anne Benoit, author of “New Orleans’ Best Ethnic Restaurants.”

Committee members working with Schmidt are Kaia Schindler-Williams, Rebecca Choate, Marion Arrowsmith, Erin Powell, Bev Musson, Elizabeth Callais, Sharon Kirk, Ken and Nancey Duay, Jamie Monlezon, Kim Kirby and members of the Pontchartrain Yacht Club and Safe Harbor boards.

For information about Safe Harbor and its services, call (985) 626-5740 or visit safeharbornorthshore.org.