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Patrons’ Show 2018

  • Download the 2018 Program 1-701 here as a PDF.
  • Download the 2018 Program 1-701 here as an Excel.
  • View artwork on Flickr.
  • Get the Art Thief for Patrons' Show App on the App Store and Google Play
  • Tickets go on sale: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 am (purchase tickets online)
  • Drawing: Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm 


Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018!

The Art League's Patrons’ Show is an experience that's part fundraiser, part block party, and totally fun! It's The Art League’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

It's a great opportunity for seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike to acquire high quality, original fine art at a bargain price while supporting a great non-profit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticket-holders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $225 to upwards of thousands of dollars.

Tickets and Seating

You will select your preferred seating when you purchase your ticket. This year, all ticket holders will reserve specific seats within their designated section. Tickets will be marked indicating your seat reservation. During the event, the floor will be marked, designating each seating area. Each ticket-holder will be assigned one seat. 

You have the option to buy:

  • An individual ticket for $225 (one work of art and one seat), or
  • A couple’s ticket for $300 (one work of art and two seats). Couple’s tickets are limited, available on a first-come first-served basis, and must be purchased in even quantities. Couple's tickets are SOLD OUT for 2018.

How to pick your seat:
Singles tickets are designated in yellow on the seat map; couple's tickets are designated in orangeWe highly recommend using the Event Seat Map on Eventbrite to pick your seating selections. If you choose the tickets on the main page, it will automatically assign you the 'best seat'. If you do not like your seating choice, you can un-click the seat on the seating chart and click the seat you would prefer. 


How Does the Patrons' Show Work?

This annual event features 600+ works of original fine art donated by Art League artists, Art League Faculty, and Torpedo Factory artists. The number of tickets sold matches the number of works donated.

Prior to the drawing, the show is on view online, on the Art Thief for Patrons' Show App, and in the Gallery – allowing ticket-holders to study the artwork and note their favorites so they'll be prepared to select from the available artwork when their names are drawn.

On the evening of the Patrons' Show drawing (Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm), tickets are randomly drawn and when the name of each ticket-holder is announced, they may select an available work of art from the show.

All proceeds benefit The Art League’s educational programming, exhibits, and community outreach programs. Please contact the Gallery (703-683-1780) for more information about this event.

First Choice Raffle Tickets
Increase your chances of getting your first choice before the drawing even starts! Learn more and purchase raffle tickets, one for $15 or two for $25, here.

The Art Thief App

The Art Thief App helps you rate, sort, and keep track of all the artwork in the Patrons' Show Fundraiser! Learn all about it here.

Thanks to Steve Roberson, Patrons' Show attendee and developer, the amazing Art Thief app helps you review and manage the hundreds of artworks available at the Patrons’ Show! With Art Thief you can:

  • Download the artwork, rate it, and put it into a list based on your personal preference.
  • During the show, Art Thief makes it easy to quickly record track which artworks have been taken chosen so that you're ready to make a selection when your name is called.
  • There are all sorts of bonus features that help you share the art on social media and vote for your favorite piece.
  • Get it on the App Store and Google Play

Thank you to our sponsors!


Artist Award Sponsors: 
The Clemente Family
Jerry Kollman and the Nelson Bunn Family
Friends of Geri Gordon

Section sponsors:



Lighting and chair sponsors:


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