Community & Events

We are proud at La Lune Collection of our beautiful and unique furniture which we create at our equally beautiful and unique facility, a collection of charming cream city brick buildings built over 100 years ago that we have carefully and lovingly restored.

We delight in sharing our time, our furniture, and our buildings with nonprofit agencies whenever we can. So many memorable events have been held at La Lune Collection over the years! (Click on images to enlarge for viewing.)

PASTA & PUCCINI

Florentine ED Bill Florescu welcomes guests Florentine artists intone sweet sounds of Puccini Chefs stage salads on vintage La Lune machinery Happy guests smile for the camera! Elegant dining in a factory setting Al fresco diners treated to opera harmonies Lovely soprano serenades appreciative audience

Under a starry Wisconsin summer sky in June 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, La Lune Collection was delighted to host at its factory the Florentine Opera Company’s benefit event, PASTA & PUCCINI. Perfect weather, delicious rustic Italian fare and gracious service, radiant guests, dazzling performances by the Florentine Opera studio artists, and an incomparable sing-along, made this an evening not soon to be forgotten, truly a ‘notte fantastica’! The Florentine Opera Company is the 6th oldest opera company in the nation, and La Lune co-founder, Cathy Costantini, is a proud board member of the company.

 

MAD HOT BALLROOM CELEBRATION

La Lune loading docks transform into stage for salsa dancers Mad Hot dancer is interviewed by Danceworks ED Deb Farris Mad Hot tango dancers enthrall the audience An adorable tap dancer Salsa dancing is so much fun! Tappers give a final bow to enthusiastic crowd Three good friends at evening's end

An annual June event at La Lune Collection’s factory, Danceworks’ MAD HOT CELEBRATION hails the completion of a successful season of its Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program, an educational dance program which engages greater Milwaukee area schoolchildren from 50 public and private schools. This program culminates with an annual dance competition, with over 2,000 participating children, at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Center. La Lune co-owner, Mario Costantini, is the founder of the 7 year old Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program, and is a proud board member of Danceworks.

 

WISCONSIN BREAST CANCER SHOWHOUSE

Page from 2012 WBCS guide WBCS 2012 - historic home in Milwaukee, WI Table set for summer breakfast on the porch WBCS 2012 Front Porch Table set for summer breakfast on the porch Page from 2012 WBCS guide WBCS 2012 Front Porch

La Lune Collection is honored to support the Medical College of Wisconsin’s cancer research by participating in the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse in recent years. The annual Showhouse brings together interior designers, landscape artists, and artisans who contribute substantial time, talent and furnishings, raising over 4.75 million dollars for cancer research since its founding 15 years ago. (Pictured is the front porch of the Showhouse that La Lune Collection decorated in 2012.)

 

CHEERS TO CHAMBER!

La Lune Collection - a celebratory venue! La Lune loading dock area is a perfect program spot Honoree Mike Grebe addresses audience A toast from guests - Cheers to Chamber! Spirited entertainment! MCT’s enthusiastic leader, C. Michael Wright Fashionable guests enjoy cocktail hour

In June 2010, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, one of Milwaukee’s oldest professional theater companies, held its annual fundraiser CHEERS TO CHAMBER! at La Lune Collection, celebrating the company’s 35th anniversary with food and drink, music, and entertainment. La Lune Collection co-owner, Cathy Costantini, is a board member of MCT and she and husband Mario Costantini hosted this event.

 

RIO DE SANGRE GALA

Gala guests arrive on luminaria-lined red carpet path Opera singers can do a mean tango too! Talented Florentine Opera artists sing out La Lune’s packing department a grand performance venue Mario Costantini and composer Don Davis Opera singers can do a mean tango too! Cathy and Mario Costantini

The Florentine Opera Company commissioned and celebrated a new opera, Rio de Sangre, at La Lune Collection a week before its world premiere performance in August 2010. As the invitation read: "Mingle with Emmy Award-winning composer Don Davis, stroll along paths lighted by enchanting luminarias, sway to the Latin rhythms of Cuban classical guitarist Rene Isquierdo or the Stas Venglevski Tango Trio." La Lune co-owner and Florentine Opera board member, Cathy Costantini, and husband Mario Costantini, were pleased to host this magical evening. (Rio de Sangre producer Blanton Alspaugh went on to win the 2013 Grammy Award for Classical Producer of the Year for his work on this production.)