Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to present its largest fundraiser of the year, the 80th Anniversary Gala, to be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. 


“The Art is You” is the theme to this spectacular celebration and guests are encouraged to wear cocktail casual to semi-formal winter white, as they will be the canvas onto which art will be projected.  The Museum’s celebration of its 80 years coincides a dramatic surge in visitors to a revitalized downtown Palm Springs and the opening of Museum Way.


The extravaganza honors 11 families being celebrated as “superstar” donors—each having contributed over 5 million in cash and gifts of art. Trustee Gwendolyn Weiner chairs the event and represents a long line of support for the Museum. Her family has been involved for more than half of the institution’s 80-year history; in fact, the Ted Weiner collection of International Modern Sculpture and other 20th Century masterpieces helped gain the Museum early awareness in the art world.


Weiner is supported by co-chairs Barbara Keller and Ann Sheffer, and the evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and appetizers. Following at 7 p.m. is an elegant dinner curated by Chef Brad Toles of Savoury’s Catering. The evening’s entertainment includes flair bartenders, and a performance by America’s Got Talent Finalist Johnny Manuel. Guests can then dance the night away to music with DJ Lee Dyson.


Helping make this event possible are triple platinum sponsors Donna MacMillan, Harold B. Matzner and Stacey and Greg Renker; double platinum sponsors Helene V. Galen, Patti and Jack Grundhofer, Faye Sarkowsky, Arlene Schnitzer, and Jordan D. Schnitzer; platinum sponsors Annette Bloch, David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard, Mary Ann and Charles LaBahn & Nita Soref, Yvonne and Steve Maloney, Dorothy Meyerman, Marion Rosenthal, Jan Salta, and many others.


Tickets to the 80th Anniversary Gala are $750 per person. For more information visit or call (760) 322-4844.