Participants will have the chance to steal great artwork right off the walls of the R2 Gallery! But your fellow thieves can’t be trusted because what you steal can be stolen back from you... This will no doubt be a thrilling evening of high jinks and robbery all in the name of love for this “space for the arts”. In addition to the heist, guests will enjoy cocktails by Woody Creek Distillers, hors d'oeuvres by Slow Groovin’ BBQ, alluring entertainment, dinner and after-party at The Way Home with live music and black jack.
4pm: Preview at The Launchpad: R2 Gallery Champagne Preview for our outlaws
4:30-7pm: Party at The Launchpad: Cocktails, apps, Art Heist, live music & entertainment (Art Heist begins at 5pm sharp)
7pm: After Party at The Way Home (689 Main Street): Dinner, live music & black jack
Dress: Cocktail attire with a Wild West flair! Or just straight Wild West if that suits your fancy.
Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch $110: Champagne preview, art heist, cocktail party, dinner & after party
Hole in the Wall Gang $75: Champagne preview, art heist, cocktail party, after party
Cattle Rustler $40: Cocktail party & after party
*On the second of September 1901, Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency was hired by the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver and Cassandra Roseworthy to escort their highly valuable art collection from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to auction in San Francisco, California.
In Colorado on the Rio Grande Western Railroad, a highly dangerous and notorious gang of highwaymen and bandits attacked the train and attempted to heist the art collection. Due to the bravery and gallantry of Pinkerton’s men and women, we were able to save the collection in entirety and capture five of the thieves. Regrettably, two bandits escaped, including the gang’s leader, Laura “Lefty” Hickock named for her fearsome left-handed sharp shooting and Curly “Snake Eye” Cletus, the meanest, no-good outlaw in the West known for his cunning and double-crossing in all manner of dubious activities.
It has been determined that it would be unwise to transport the collection further, as it is too valuable to risk another attempted robbery. Thus, auction will be held on Sunday, the thirteenth of October 1901 in the small rail line town of Carbondale, Colorado. The art will be heavily guarded by Pinkerton’s top agents including Chief Detective Virgil “Wildcat” McGraw and Deputy Ranger Clarabelle “Hot Lips” Jackson, leading up to and throughout the entirety of the event. As always, the Pinkerton’s will not sleep until Lefty and Snake Eye are apprehended.