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.
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:
How to pick your seat:
Singles tickets are designated in orange on the seat map; couple's tickets are designated in pink. We highly recommend using the Event Seat Map (on Eventbrite) to pick your seating selections. (Download a PDF of the seating chart). 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 always un-click the seat on the seating chart and click the seat you would prefer.
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 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 19, 2017 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.
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:
Artists: there are thousands of dollars in prizes available for donated artwork! Learn more about how and why to donate on this page.
A big Art League thank you to this year's Patrons' Show sponsors:
Event Lead Sponsor: Halt, Buzas & Powell, LTD
Award Sponsor: The Clemente Family
Section Sponsor: Chadwicks