Annual Van Gogh Gala
The Van Gogh Gala is an annual fundraiser benefitting River Oaks Square Arts Center- it is also River Oaks' largest annual fundraiser. This themed-attire Gala provides the perfect opportunity for community members and patrons to become "Star Artists" for an evening. Star Artists are matched with a River Oaks Resident Artist or Local Artist for the creation of a masterpiece. Some artists contribute their own works to the live auction. All masterpieces are placed on the auction block during an exciting live auction on the evening of the Gala with all proceeds benefitting the ongoing operations of River Oaks Square Arts Center. Your participation helps support and promote the importance of contemporary visual art and fine crafts in our community.
With the historic Bolton Home and grand Studio Annex Building, River Oaks provides economical studio space for working artists, educational programming for youth and adults as well as host over twenty exhibitions throughout the year featuring national, regional, local and resident artists. With over forty artists in residence, each "Star" participant has the opportunity to work with a mentor and a medium to his/her liking. The paired participants then begin their journey to creating an inspiring masterpiece. Van Gogh provides an excellent opportunity for community members to get involved in the arts while supporting a great cause.
2015 Day of the Dead
2016 The Mystical Macabre -Victorian Mysticism/Gothic
2017 The Event Theme.......
A Gothic Evening on the Bayou
The 2017 Van Gogh Gala will center its festivities around the mysticism of the Louisiana Bayou, winding its way through the rich history and traditional folklore depictive of Southern Louisiana. Combining the tales of Marie Laveau with that of the Rougaroux, adding Feufollets fires in the swamp that may lead you home or down a road of mischief and doom, into an evening of 19th Century Gothic masquerade.
Visions of women in black corsets and long dresses, men donning dark, dapper coats and debonair hats. Dark, misty swamps, old abandoned houses, the majestic cypress with its mossy draping and of course the spookiness of the tales of old. The lone cry of an owl ... perhaps a spoonbill nevermore. The phantom of Edgar Allan Peaux or something more sinister? Or just an enjoyably dark version of the always evolving and ever popular Van Gogh Gala at River Oaks.
One night only on the 28th day of Octobre anno 2017 - we can't wait to see you there!
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: River Oaks Grounds
Time: 7:00 until
Tickets: $65 per person (Participants receive two complimentary tickets)
Reserved Tables (Seat 10) - $750