Event: Sunday, February 20 from 2pm to 5:30pm
The Art League’s biggest fundraiser, The 54th Annual Patrons’ Show, returns virtually Sunday, February 20. This much-anticipated event allows ticket holders to acquire high-quality, original fine art—valued from $225 to upwards of thousands of dollars—while supporting a great non-profit organization and community of artists. Only 20 tickets are remaining.
The Patrons’ Show Exhibit features 600+ original fine artworks donated by Art League and Torpedo Factory artists. At the Patrons’ Show event, emcee Oscar Santana announces the name of every ticket holder in a random drawing. Each person called chooses their favorite work of art from the Show to take home! In addition to the artwork, ticket holders may win other valuable prizes donated by local businesses. The streaming platform Vimeo brings the event directly to ticket holders’ homes. The virtual edition of this fundraiser allows art lovers in the D.C. Metro area and beyond to participate—all that’s needed is an internet connection, a computer screen, some popcorn, and a competitive spirit.
“The Patrons’ Show not only helps us to offer quality exhibitions and art courses, but it also supports our scholarships and community outreach programs for traditionally underserved youth and injured military personnel,” says Executive Director Suzanne Bethel. “It’s a beloved event that patrons keep coming back to.”
“There’s a real community spirit at The Art League,” says painter and long-time Art League member Sally Davies who has donated 23 artworks to this year’s Patrons’ Show. “It’s so vibrant, so positive and nurturing; it’s a great thing to be a part of whether you’re a volunteer or artist.”
Tickets for the Patrons’ Show fundraiser are $225 and can be purchased here.
See the bevy of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, printworks, and more on the League’s Patrons’ Show 2022 album on Flickr. Anyone may download the handy Art Thief app to pick and organize their favorites on an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch (but grab a ticket if you want to claim artwork!). Ticket holders may reserve time to view the exhibit in-person at the Gallery by registering for timed viewing here.