2024 Annual Benefit Gala

We are pleased to announce the Asheville Art Museum’s Annual Gala: Timeless on June 1, 2024!

This annual fundraising event supports the Museum’s exhibitions, educational programming, and community events year-round.

The 2024 Gala—Timeless—will celebrate the world of photography and its ability to capture a moment in time forever. Our theme is in conjunction with the exhibition Shifting Perceptions: Photographs from the Collection, on view May 17 through September 23, 2024 at the Museum.

Table Sponsorships include dinner, VIP cocktail hour, valet parking, and drink tickets for up to 8 guests and recognition in the event’s program and in Museum digital communications. Bring your colleagues, clients, friends, or family for an elegant evening at the Museum. Your attendance will not only support the Museum but also provide an opportunity to network with fellow community members, artists, community leaders, and art enthusiasts.

We hope you will join us for a Timeless evening!

Purchase Tickets

Thank You to Our 2023 Gala Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

The Phoenix Wellness Retreat


Emerald Sponsor

Paul and Cherry Lentz Saenger


Ruby Sponsor

Highwater Clays

George Stowe Architect

Jim and Julia Peterson

Carolyn and Orville Coward

Joey Gigliotti

Jill and George Stowe

Zealandia Holding Company, Inc.


$1000 Sponsors

Ladene and Russell Newton

Emerson Dorsch Gallery

Lauren Steiner


Live Auction and Raffle Donors

Bender Gallery

Biltmore Estate

Black Rock Editions

Chai Pani


Duncan & York

Embellish Asheville

Farm Burger

Ric & Liz Goodman

Estate of Lorna Blane Halper 

Jinbao Han

Betsy & Will Harlan

Andrew & Hathia Hayes

Horse + Hero

Kimpton Hotel Arras

Delphia Lamberson

LaZoom Tours


Russell & Ladene Newton

Old Europe Pastries

Mark Peiser

Kenny Pieper

Jim & Julia Calkins Peterson

Primus Villas

Rite of Passage Clothing

RU Social Spa

SRO©Coffee & Dried Fruit

Strada Italiano

Barbara Walker

ZealandiaHoldings Co.


Gala Committee

Tami Bebber

Robert Benites

Nicholas Butts

Lei Han

Julia Calkins Peterson

Marsha Ralls

Gary Zahler


Centerpiece Consignors

Kathryn Adams

Almaguer Glass


Billy & Kate Bernstein

Crucible Glassworks

John Geci

Cole Johnson

Lexington Glassworks

Judy McManus

NC Glass Center