The VPAM Foundation expresses our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended the 2023 Illuminator’s Gala. We appreciate your support of the Vincent Price Art Museum and look forward to seeing you at the next Gala!

A Summer Soiree: The Illuminators Gala
About The GalaDinner Program (SOLD OUT!) Soiree ProgramSilent Auction
Guests enjoying the VPAM Gala

The Illuminators Gala is VPAMF’s annual preeminent fundraising event, where dedicated community members and supporters gather in community to advance VPAM’s mission as a teaching museum that uplifts the students of East Los Angeles College and its surrounding communities by providing:

  • world-class exhibitions that put diverse and local perspectives in the spotlight
  • a place of belonging where local audiences gather to experience and enjoy the arts for free
  • educational opportunities for students who want to pursue careers in the arts and museum fields

This year’s Gala is a two-part event consisting of a Dinner program followed by an after-party Soiree. Both programs will feature live entertainment. A silent auction will be on view throughout the event and bids can be submitted online through the auction platform Artsy. (Stay tuned for more details about the auction to come.)

➤ Purchase Tickets
➤ Learn About the Silent Auction (Opens July 18)
➤ Make a Donation

100% of funds raised from the Illuminator’s Gala will go to support VPAM’s operations and programs.
To learn more about sponsorship options please call 323-265-8841 or email with subject line GALA SPONSOR.


Dinner Program (SOLD OUT!)

Assemblymember Mike Fong
Betty Avila, Executive Director of SelfHelp Graphics & Art
Charlie James Gallery (accepted by Charlie James and Ever Velasquez)
Giant Robot (accepted by Eric Nakamura)

Cuisine By:
Chef Shin Thompson and NikuX

Entertainment By:
Julia Chavez of ELAC Theater Department
Quetzal Flores, Martha Gonzalez, and Sandino Gonzalez-Flores

Soiree Program

Drinks By:
Chicas on the Rocks
Madre Mezcal
Condesa Gin

Desserts By:
Boba x Ice Cream
626 Hospitality Group

Entertainment By:
DJ Francesca Harding


Visit our silent auction at Artsy! more than 30 paintings, photographs, prints are available for bidding at the online platform from July 18 - August 1. All proceeds from the auction will go to support operations and programs at VPAM with at least 20% going to auction artists. Gala attendees will have the privilege of viewing all available pieces in person during the event.

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