The Gala is Pop Art.
Helen Day Art Center's 29th Annual Benefit

April 7th, 2018
Stowe Mountain Lodge, 5:30pm


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Our 2018 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.


This is your chance to get dolled up in your finest attire--we invite guests to dress in black tie inspired by Pop Art. The annual Helen Day Gala continues to be the premier event in Stowe that showcases our community’s love of the arts and sophisticated culture. 


In addition to the auctions this year and back by popular demand, we will have a handful of casino tables for your entertainment.

Tickets include a full dinner, complimentary beer and wine, a signature cocktail, coffee and dessert bar, and late-night snacks.

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Platinum Level: Presenter

Gold Level: Co-Presenters

2018 recipients of the Helen Day Art Center Service & Leadership Award: Petra and Stephen Levin.

Petra Levin's biography
Stephen Levin's biography


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Auctioneer: Lance Violette 


Music by DJ Luis Calderin

Photography by Jesse Schloff



Casino Tables by Alpine Amusement 

All guests enjoy discount rooms at Stowe Mountain Lodge for the Gala

Featured Raffle Item from Von Bargen's Jewelry

Von Bargen's is a Vermont family buisness built on the importance of beauty and art in our lives.  The Ali for Von Bargen's Collection is born from the exceptional design talent of Ali Dumont brought to fruition by Von Bargen's capacity for creating fine jewlery.  With a mission to empower our team, it was only natural that our design vision come from within.  

One 18 karat yellow gold sapphire and topaz pendant designed and fabricated by Von Bargen's.  The pendant features a triangular shape flush set with blue sapphires and blue topaz of various sizes, shapes, and hues.  There are 0.73ctw of blue sapphires and 0.09ctw of blue topaz.  The pendant is fixed to an 18ky gold cable chain 18" in length.  Retail Value $3300.00

Platinum Level: Presenter

Gold Level: Co-Presenters

Silver Level: Partners

Bronze Level: Sponsors


Ongoing Sponsors




First Featured Live Art Auction Item:
Shooting Star 2 by Greg Gossel

18" in diameter - Mixed media on hand-cut wood panels - $1,200

Here's a sampling of the work available for bidding at the Gala

Visit during gallery hours to see the array of artwork that could be yours on auction night!

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Exhibition Sponsors




Education Sponsors



     Media Partners