The Gala
Helen Day Art Center's 31st Annual Benefit
Springtime in Paris

Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Gala, but the artwork is still available to purchase on our online art sale page.


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Helen Day Art Center presents:
The Gala
31st Annual Benefit


Join us this year in support of Helen Day Art Center for an elegant Parisian evening inspired by art and creativity. The Gala: Springtime in Paris will transport you to an impressionist evening of dinner, dancing, and imagination.

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

Your ticket includes complimentary select wine, beer, and a cocktail; passed hors d'oeuvres; cheese boards during cocktail hour; a full sit down dinner; dessert; coffee bar; late night snacks; live music & dancing; and photography

Our 2020 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


Silent Auction Artwork


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. 18 karat white gold and diamond fringe briolette necklace designed and created by Sethi Couture. The necklace features drilled rose cut diamond briolettes dangling from jump rings on a white gold cable chain. The diamonds total 0.71 carats in weight. The necklace measures 16-18″ and has a lobster claw clasp.
Retail value: $3300




Featured Live Art Auction Item: "Blush" by Kiki Smith.

6"x20" - Photolithography on kitikata paper. Retail Value: $1800. Starting bid: $1260.







Black tie attire is always welcome.

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







Known professionally as DJ SMac, Scot MacMillan has been making people move and groove throughout Vermont and New England for over two decades, performing at all manner of events from large music festivals, weddings, corporate events, house parties and even the occasional Paris-themed gala! Ready to get down?






Photographer: Jesse Schloff










The Lodge at Spruce Peak

Stay tuned: Soon we will be able to offer discounts for rooms at The Lodge! 





 A selection of the works from this year's Silent Art Auction


Thank you to our Sponsors: 


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