Mark your calendars now for our next gala on Saturday, September 28, 2024!

Attention Artists!

If you would like to participate in our 2025 pre-gala online art auction, get more information here. The auction ends the evening of the gala and all proceeds support the Delaplaine’s educational programming and community outreach.


Sponsorships are now available! Event sponsors receive tickets, recognition, and the satisfaction of knowing that their support celebrates local art opportunities and ensures that everyone in the community has access to visual arts experiences.


Event tickets go on sale right here on July 15, 2024.


The Delaplaine’s annual gala held on October 14, 2023 was a tremendous success thanks to the many members and friends who sponsored, attended, and donated to the event. It was also a lot of fun! We also share our appreciation to the Gala Committee and others who spent so many hours creating the amazing decor and preparing for the gala. The funds raised will help ensure another year of meaningful visual arts programming for all in the community.

To view more photos from last year’s gala, visit the Flickr album.

Gala 2023 Sponsors


George Delaplaine, Jr.

Ted Delaplaine & Todd Wilson

James Herring | Goldman, Sachs & Co.


Colleen Abbott

Buck & Kateri Delaplaine


Kate Costlow & John D’Amore

James Delaplaine

John Delaplaine

Marshall Dupuie

Wallace Eddleman & Aaron Eisenfeld

Joan Frank & John Bartell

Skip & Nikki Irwin

Kathryn M. Kuranda

Martin Packouz

Mike & Marlene Young


Norman & Margaret Huddy

Kim Klabe

Norvis Long-Parker & Kenyon Parker, Sr.

Deedee Luttrell

John & Meg Menke

Elizabeth Randall

Myron & Nancy Randall

Ruth Randall & Ed Smith

Dr. John & Madonna Vitarello

Gala Committee  / Incredible Decor Creatives

Ted Delaplaine
Norvis Long-Parker
Bonnie Ritter

Sennett Gibson, Bob Hunter, Laura Hunter, Roni Nehemias, Gail Padgett, Heather Wurzer