Third Annual Summer Solstice Soiree

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 - 6:00 PM-11:00 PM

Mingle with artists in the galleries, dine on a family-style dinner catered by Campine, and enjoy a bevy of delicious cocktails at this annual fundraiser hosted by Avant Garde. Guests will bid on fantastic design objects and unique art packages as they enjoy music from artist and DJ Margaret Noble. This year’s event chairs are Jeffery Hollander and Viveca Bissonnette of Hollander Design Group. Architects, interior designers, and two of the founding members of Avant Garde, the couple has worked diligently to help MCASD foster a group where the fine art and design/architecture communities intersect.

We are currently sold out of Artful Dining Tickets. For more information or to be placed on a wait list please contact Anna-Leight Zinza at Party tickets are still available.

The Party Ticket: $50 for Avant Garde Members / $75 for General Tickets

Festivities will begin at 6 PM for dinner participants. Guests will enjoy a one-hour reception and mixer with some of the artists featured in The Very Large Array. The reception will be followed by a seated family-style ‘al fresco’ feast catered by Campine on the outdoor Figi Family Concourse. Guests will dine among sculptures by artist Richard Serra– an exclusive experience the Museum has never offered before. During the dinner, the artists and the guests are invited to participate in an interactive digital graffiti wall (designed by Classy Event Group).

After dinner, all the guests will return inside and join the late night revelers in the Strauss Gallery where they will enjoy a musical showcase and performance with guest DJ and artist, Margaret Noble. Also at the event, guests will be able to view and bid on items in a design auction, including various art, furniture, and jewelry pieces.

For those who prefer to simply socialize over drinks, Party Ticket holders will arrive at 8 PM and enjoy festivities until 11 PM. Guests will enjoy bites by local eateries, specialty cocktails, music and performances by Margaret Noble, and participation in the digital graffiti wall and design auction.

This year’s design auction donors include BoConcepts, Cosentino, Knoll, Laura Gambucci, Micklish, Philips, Pigment, San Diego Architecture Foundation, Seal Furniture, Solo, Steelcase, Tijon, and Tucci Boutique.

Sponsors for this year's Summer Solstice Soiree include: