Plan to join us on Saturday, October 8 for our next incredibly creative and fun event!

We haven’t publicly revealed the theme yet, but get your snorkels and pirate patch ready! Details coming soon!



Many friends and supporters gathered at the Delaplaine on October 2, 2021 to celebrate the art center’s first 35 years and kick off its next 35. Not only was it a truly spectacular evening, it was also the Delaplaine’s biggest fundraising event of the year, ensuring that we can continue to bring meaningful visual arts programs to all in our community. (Read more about how we’re reaching the underserved and at-risk through art.)

We are deeply grateful to all who sponsored this year’s gala, purchased tickets and attended, donated items or decorated cicadas for our silent auctions, or otherwise contributed to the event. Thank you to artists Eric Stavale, Goodloe Byron, Kim Klabe, and Douglas Zaruba, who created original artworks for the event. We also send a special shout out to gala committee chairs Ted Delaplaine, Norvis Long-Parker, and Bonnie Ritter, as well as those who helped them create an incredible event. Thank you!

See photos from the Brood XXXV Gala!

Watch this space for the date of our next annual gala. No one does a gala like the Delaplaine!

Our gala may be over, but you can still support our educational public programs by making a donation to the Annual Campaign.

Brood XXXV Gala Sponsors


George Delaplaine, Jr.

Ted Delaplaine & Todd Wilson

Martin Packouz | Goldman, Sachs, & Co.


George B. Delaplaine, III


Colleen Abbott

John Bartell & Joan Frank

Kate Costlow & John D’Amore

James Delaplaine

John Delaplaine

Express Signs

The Frederick News-Post

Margaret & Norman Huddy

Mount St. Mary’s University

UBS | Guillermo Garcia & Hammond Han

YMCA of Frederick


Bestgate Wealth Advisors

Craig & Nancy Charlow

Hood College

Dr. & Mrs. Robert T. Fisher

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Gail & Joyce Guyton

Hidden Hills Farm & Vineyard

Kate Kuranda

Norvis Long-Parker

Deedee & Jeff Luttrell

Mariam Memarsadeshi

Myron & Nancy Randall

Ruth Ann Randall & Ed Smith

Wegmans Food Markets – Frederick

Mike & Marlene Young

Insect pour by Kim Klabe


Recent Galas

Gala 2020

Our Gala Committee worked all through the winter and early spring, planning, preparing, and creating incredible decorations for the Polka Dot Gala, originally scheduled for April 25, 2020. Then came COVID. Our dedicated committee resolved to remake the gala into a mail-in campaign, and our friends and supporters stepped up! Thanks to our generous donors, proceeds raised through the campaign allowed us to continue to bring meaningful programs–both on-site and online–to the Frederick community, just when they were needed most!

Gala 2019

There’s nothing stuffy about a Delaplaine gala! Fly Me to the Moon at the Delaplaine, our annual gala on April 27, 2019, took inspiration from the art of pop art icon Andy Warhol and celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, making for a stellar time as we raised funds to support our educational public programs and community outreach to underserved and at-risk audiences. To view more images from the event, check out the Fly Me to the Moon Flickr album.

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