Collectors Gala


Collectors Gala Reception
Save the date Saturday October 14, 2017

Plan to join us for one of the most highly anticipated plein air fine art events in the country. Attendees of this exciting party have the exclusive opportunity to meet and mingle with 35 of the nation’s top plein air artists, view and purchase paintings created during the Invitational plus selections from the Artists’ private library, in advance of the general public.

Be the first to learn of the award winning artists and artwork.  Each artist will submit what they consider to be their three “best” paintings created during the Invitational week to be judged for the awards to be presented during this gala reception.  Artists are competing for over $20,000 in awards, including the coveted $10,000 Best in Show award.

LPAPA will host an exclusive, invitation only, private VIP champagne reception from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Access to this private reception is limited to sponsors and patrons who have contributed support for this year’s Invitational.  VIP attendees will have the first opportunity to preview the artwork with the artists and opportunity to make purchases just prior to the doors opening to the event ticket holders at 7:00 pm.  VIP Art sales will commence at 6:45 pm.

The doors will open at 7:00 pm for ticket holders to the Collectors Gala reception, and guests may purchase art work immediately upon arriving.  Guests will enjoy a magical evening under the stars, as LPAPA creates the ultimate plein air fine art experience…meet and mingle with the artists, enjoy delicious cuisine selections, fine wines and other hosted and no-host beverage selections.  A special 2017 collectable Art Catalogue, created exclusively for this event, and complimentary valet parking are included in the ticket price.

This will be the first, and potentially the only, opportunity to see all of the original plein air artwork created during the week, including the award winning paintings.  All artwork sold during the Collectors Gala will go home at the end of the evening with its collector, and sold paintings will be replaced with fresh artwork for the Sunday public art shows.  Gala ticket holders are eligible for early re-entry at 9 am on Sunday, along with Invitational Patrons and Sponsors, before the doors open to the public at 10 am.


Celebrate the legacy, be part of the tradition!


Purchase your Gala Tickets early and save!
Early-Bird Ticket Price $125.00 through August 31st

Advance Ticket Price will be $150.00 starting September 1st
At the door, day of event, Ticket Price will be $175.00, if available

For more information about our event or becoming a sponsor or patron,
please contact LPAPA’s Executive Director, Rosemary Swimm, at
949-376-3635 or by email .