2017 Preview Gala

The Fall Art & Antiques Show Opening Night Preview Gala has been called “the highlight of the San Francisco Social Season” and attracts nearly 2,000 patrons of the arts who come to shop, to mix and mingle and to enjoy an evening of great food, drink, art and antiques. Guests enter through larger-than-life thematic entrance displays and the Pavilion shines for one of the best parties in town. The Preview Gala is known for its live music, caviar and vodka bars, and sumptuous dinner buffets and dessert stations, catered by McCalls Catering and Events. It is an evening not to be missed!

Show patrons enjoy a variety of benefits before and during the Show, among them early entrance to the Preview Gala, special pre-parties and events, unlimited show entrance and valet parking for the gala. For more information on becoming a patron, see below. To join our mailing list to receive a Preview Gala invitation, click here.

To purchase patron tickets, please contact Sarah Montoro at (415) 392-7600 x309 or at smontoro@ehss.org.

See last year's chairs and patrons on the 2016 Preview Gala invitation

 

Opening Night Preview Gala:  Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Patron Receptions:  4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 


Patron Benefits and Ticket Levels

Connoisseurs Circle ($5,000 - two tickets) (contribution, less $300, tax deductible)

  • Lead name placement in Show Gala invitation and Catalogue*
  • Earliest entry to Opening Night Preview Gala at 4:00 p.m.
  • Courtesy valet parking for the Preview Gala and all show days
  • Unlimited entry for 4 for all show days
  • Invitation to the Chairmen Luncheon on Thursday, October 26
  • 2 tickets to all 6 lectures. Must reserve your seats in advance.
  • Invitations to exclusive parties
  • A special Connoisseurs gift

Collectors Circle ($3,000 - two tickets) (contribution, less $300, tax deductible)

  • Premier name placement in Show Gala invitation and Catalogue*
  • Earliest entry to Opening Night Preview Gala at 4:00 p.m.
  • Courtesy valet parking for the Preview Gala and all show days
  • Unlimited entry for 2 for all show days
  • Invitation to the Chairmen Luncheon on Thursday, October 26
  • 2 tickets to 4 lectures. Must reserve your seats in advance.
  • Invitations to exclusive parties

Patrons Circle ($2,000 - two tickets) (contribution, less $300, tax deductible)

  • Principal name placement in Show Gala invitation and Catalogue*
  • Early entry to Opening Night Preview Gala at 5:00 p.m.
  • Courtesy valet parking for the Preview Gala and all show days
  • Unlimited entry for 2 for all show days
  • 2 tickets to 2 lectures. Must reserve your seats in advance.
  • Invitations to exclusive parties

Enthusiasts ($1,000 - two tickets) (contribution, less $300, tax deductible)

  • Your name printed in Show Gala invitation and Catalogue*
  • 6:00 p.m. entry to Opening Night Preview Gala 
  • Courtesy valet parking for the Opening Night Preview Gala 
  • Unlimited entry for 2 for all show days
  • 2 tickets to 1 lecture. Must reserve your seats in advance.
  • Invitations to exclusive parties

Young Collectors ($700 - two tickets; $400 - one ticket) (contribution, less $85 per ticket, tax deductible)
Open to those between the ages of 21 and 40

  • Your name printed in Show Gala invitation and Catalogue*
  • 7:00 p.m. entry to Opening Night Preview Gala  
  • Invitation to a special panel discussion at The Battery in September
  • Unlimited entry for all show days
  • Shuttle parking from nearby Fort Mason for the Preview Gala
  • 1 tickets to 1 lecture. Must reserve your seats in advance.

*Orders received by August 4, 2017 will be listed in the Show Catalogue and Preview Gala invitation.