The Gala
Helen Day Art Center's 30th Annual Benefit
The Future of Space

April 6th, 2019
The Lodge at Spruce Peak, 5:00pm


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Helen Day Art Center presents

The Gala

30th Annual Benefit

Join us for an elegant evening inspired by creativity and innovation. This year's theme is: The Future of Space.
Celebrate our relationship with art and space as you enjoy a night of dinner, dancing and imagination. 

Cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, followed by dinner & dancing.

Our 2019 Gala promises to be an elegant and exciting evening. We will continue our tradition of Live and Silent Auctions that offer sought-after and exclusive items and experiences, as well as our Art Auction featuring renowned artists for which the Art Center has become known. 

Black Tie Optional

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Featured Live Art Auction Item: 
"Photoshoot" by Dusty Boynton

58" x 72" - Oil on Linen - 2008 - Retail Value $19,000 - Starting bid $8000

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Featured Live Art Auction Item: 
"A Promise" by Yu Wen Wu

40" x 40" - Graphite and gold ink on duralar - 2019 - Retail Value $7000 framed - Starting bid TBA

Featured raffle item from Von Bargen's Jewelry

Von Bargen’s Jewelry, a Vermont family creating and curating fine diamond and artisan jewelry, partners with jewelry artists who share our high standards for design, craftsmanship and social and environmental responsibility.  This pendant featured is designed and hand forged by Todd Reed studio out of Boulder, Colorado. See more of Todd Reed's work here.   Todd is an icon of contemporary American jewelry.  The piece is made up of 18 karat yellow gold, oxidized sterling silver and diamonds.  The oxidized sterling silver oval shape is flush set with a scattered line of round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 0.43 carats. The pendant slides along an 18 karat yellow gold 18" chain with a lobster claw clasp and a raw cube set in a bezel. The pendant is finished with Todd Reed's signature patina. Retail value: $4550

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Black tie attire is always welcome.

If you're looking for more inspiration, check out our Pinterest board!

Auctioneer: Lance Violette

At first glance, Lance Violette might not seem to be the most conventional candidate for this event's auctioneer, boasting a prodigious one evening of experience serving as the Art Center's 2018 Gala Auctioneer. However, in that one evening, Lance proved that none could represent the Art Center better than one of our own. Currently serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Lance is a passionate advocate for the Art Center and the integration of contemporary art into our community. In addition to being a longtime friend and asset to the Art Center, Lance's brand focused creative studio based in Stowe has garnered global recognition for creative with a particular relevance to contemporary youth culture.

Music by DJVU

DJVU is a musical moniker of Matthew Binginot, a Vermont musician, filmmaker, photographer, and designer. Obsessed with creating, mixing, and performing music, DJVU's productions stretch to all corners of electronic music including house, trance, disco, garage, and synthwave styles. In addition to playing guest sets at venues throughout North America and Europe, DJVU has toured and performed at festivals, clubs, and a variety of dance events. He currently holds residencies in Burlington, VT and produces music for several New England music projects. No matter where he is performing, DJVU's live sets are an amalgamation of melodic musical mixing, unique visual performance setups, and non-stop energy.

Professional photography by Grant Wieler Photography

All guests can enjoy discounted rooms at The Lodge at Spruce Peak.

Book before April 1st using this special discount link! Link will expire on April 1, 2019.



A selection of work from this year's Silent Art Auction

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Platinum Level: Presenter

Gold Level: Co-Presenters


Silver Level: Partner


Bronze Level: Sponsor

Exhibition Sponsors




Education Sponsors



     Media Partners