2016 Preview Gala

The Fall Art & Antiques Show Opening Night Preview Gala has been called “the highlight of the San Francisco Social Season” and attracts over 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 Patrons Receptions preceding the Preview Gala, special pre-parties and events, unlimited show entrance and valet parking for the gala. For more information on becoming a show patron, see below. To join our mailing list to receive a Preview Gala invitation, click here.

 

Opening Night Preview Gala:  Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Patron Receptions:  4:00 - 7:00pm

Patron Chairs

Connoisseurs Circle Chairs, OJ and Gary Shansby
Collectors Circle Chair, Laura King Pfaff
Designers Circle Chair, Geoffrey De Sousa
Aficionados Chairs, Ken Fulk
Enthusiasts Chairs, Wheeler Griffith and Michelle C. Harris

 


Opening Night Preview Gala
Patron Benefits and Ticket Levels

 

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

  • Your name printed in Show Catalogue and Preview Gala invitation*
  • 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Connoisseurs Circle Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Preview Gala admission
  • Courtesy valet parking for the Preview Gala and all show days
  • Unlimited entry for two for all show days
  • Invitation to Benefactors Party at the home of our Benefactor Chairs
  • Invitation to the Chairmen Luncheon on Thursday, October 27 at the Show
  • 2 tickets to all lectures. Must reserve your seats in advance
  • Invitations to exclusive parties

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

  • Your name printed in Show Catalogue and Preview Gala invitation*
  • 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Collectors Circle Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Preview Gala admission
  • Courtesy valet parking for the Preview Gala and all show days
  • Unlimited entry for two for all show days
  • Invitation to Benefactors Party at the home of our Benefactor Chairs
  • Invitation to the Chairmen Luncheon on Thursday, October 27 at the Show
  • 2 tickets to 4 lectures. Must reserve your seats in advance
  • Invitations to exclusive parties

Aficionados ($1,250, two tickets) (contribution, less $300, tax deductible)

  • Your name printed in Show Catalogue and Preview Gala invitation*
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Aficionados Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Preview Gala admission
  • Courtesy valet parking for the Preview Gala
  • Unlimited entry for two for all show days
  • 2 tickets to 2 lectures of choice. Must reserve your seats in advance
  • Invitations to exclusive parties

Enthusiasts ($750, two tickets) (contribution, less $300, tax deductible)

  • Your name printed in Show Catalogue and Preview Gala invitation*
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enthusiasts Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Preview Gala admission
  • Courtesy valet parking for the Preview Gala
  • Unlimited entry for two for all show days
  • 2 tickets to 1 lecture of choice. Must reserve your seats in advance
  • Invitations to exclusive parties

Young Collectors ($275 for one ticket or $500 for two) (contribution, less $85 per ticket, tax deductible)
Open to those between the ages of 21 and 40

  • Your name printed in Show Catalogue and Preview Gala invitation*
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Preview Gala admission.
  • Invitation to a special panel discussion at The Battery in September
  • 1 tickets to 1 lecture of choice. Must reserve your seat in advance
  • Invitations to exclusive parties
  • Shuttle parking from nearby Fort Mason for the Preview Gala.
  • Unlimited return Show entrance

Supporters ($275 per person) (contribution, less $85 per ticket, tax deductible)

  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Preview Gala admission
  • Shuttle parking from nearby Fort Mason for the Preview Gala
  • Unlimited return Show entrance

*Orders received by July 29, 2016 will be listed in the Show Catalogue and Preview Gala invitation.