Annual Gala

Gold Coast Arts Center Annual Gala

Each year, the Gold Coast Arts Center hosts a star-studded gala benefit honoring accomplished visual and performing artists and individuals from the worlds of business, public service, journalism, finance, architecture, philanthropy, and education for their demonstrated excellence and their commitment to the Arts. The gala is the Arts Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year and supports the year-round operations of our School for the Arts, Scholarship Program, and Outreach Program, which serves thousands of students in the region.
Among the artists who have been singled out for awards are:

  • Hollywood Legend, Robert Wagner
  • Pulitzer Prize and Kennedy Center Award winning composer/conductor Morton Gould
  • Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola
  • Actor Paul Sorvino
  • Artists Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, and Lou Dorfsman
  • Internationally renowned sculptor Edwina Sandys
  • Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame photographer Bob Gruen and Lovin’ Spoonful musician Joe Butler
  • Jazz great trombonist Al Grey
  • Comedian Susie Essman
  • Dancer Savion Glover and jazz singer Yvette Glover
  • Legendary fashion designer Oleg Cassini
  • Broadway leading lady and Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara
  • Bestselling author Nelson DeMille
  • Four-time Oscar-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin