Collectors Gala

 Laguna Plein Air Collectors Gala

Collectors Gala Reception
Saturday October 13, 2018
(2018 Collectors Gala Tickets on Sale July 1, 2018!)

Plan to join us for one of the most highly anticipated plein air fine art premieres in the country. Attendees of this exciting gala have the exclusive opportunity to meet and mingle with 35 of the nation’s top plein air artists, and be the first to 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 revealed during the gala reception.  Artists are competing for over $20,000 in cash and prizes, including the coveted $10,000 Best in Show award.

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

The doors will open at 7:00 pm to ticket holders for 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 2018 collectable Art Catalogue, created exclusively for the event, and complimentary valet parking are included in the ticket price.

The Gala 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. Sold paintings will be refreshed with new artwork for the Sunday Invitational Art Show & Sale open to the public free of charge at 10:00 am. Gala ticket holders are eligible for early re-entry at 9:00 am on Sunday, along with Invitational Patrons and Sponsors, before the doors open to the public at 10:00 am.


Celebrate the legacy, be part of the tradition!


Purchase your Gala Tickets early and save!
2018 Collectors Gala Advance Tickets will go on sale
July 1, 2018


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 .