Salon 2020 Reimagined

Since 2002, the Indianapolis Propylaeum’s Salon Society program has offered the community outstanding musical performances, silent auctions and dinners, as the single largest fundraiser for the organization each year. For this year’s Eighteenth Annual Salon Society there will be some changes, but the best parts of Salon are staying the same! See below for details.

We think May Wright Sewall would be proud of the Propylaeum’s progressive and civic-minded pivot to moving Salon Society to a virtual platform, allowing for a week-long opportunity to enjoy. The in-home experience will kick off on Saturday, November 7, when the silent auction opens virtually on ClickBid. Between November 12 and 14, a Propylaeum member will deliver Salon-in-a-Bag, designed to make your Salon experience the next best thing to being there. The virtual program, via Zoom, will begin on Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m., with the silent auction closing at 10:00 p.m.


Ticketing for Salon 2020 offers options for all needs.

  • · $125: VIP tickets support the mission of the Propylaeum, offer access to the virtual program, and the in-home experience Salon-in-a-Bag. Tax-deductible portion of the ticket is $75.

  • · $25: General Admission Virtual tickets offer access to the virtual program.

  • · $35: General Admission DVD tickets offer access to the virtual program and include a DVD of the program mailed to your home.

  • · $20: Additional DVD of the program may be purchased with any of the above tickets.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite, through the Propylaeum website or by phone, 317-638-7881.


Salon Society will feature four performances from the following artists; an ensemble from the Indianapolis Opera with an emphasis on women’s representation in music; spoken word artist Okara Imani performing her original works; an ensemble from the Indianapolis Ballet performing three pieces; and the Propylaeum Quartet from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra including strings musicians Jennifer Farquhar, Sydney Hartwick, Theresa Langdon, and Stephen Hawkey.

Silent Auction

The virtual format allows the silent auction to be open to all – no ticket is required. Donations to Fund-A-Need, supporting the Propylaeum’s mission, may also be made through the auction website. Register at and find a variety of items for your enjoyment!


The purchase of a VIP ticket includes Salon-in-a-Bag, offering a unique way to enjoy Salon 2020 in the comfort of your home. Packaged in a Propylaeum logo canvas tote, items include a bottle of champagne, a DVD copy of the program and a link to the virtual program, a face mask, fall scarf, flower bouquet, and some surprises. Salon-in-a-Bag will be delivered to your home between November 12 and November 14.

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