Tickets are now on sale for the Westport Arts Center’s Hall of Femme 2018 fundraiser gala.  The annual gala will take place on Saturday, May 19 at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, CT.

The Westport Arts Center is known for hosting imaginative and artistically rich galas with timely themes. Hall of Femme will continue this tradition, celebrating legendary women in art. To add to the fun of the evening, guests are invited to dress in creative cocktail attire as their favorite artist, muse or work of art.

Hall of Femme will include a live auction, silent auction, photo booth, live band and more artful surprises.

Amanda Innes, Executive Director for the Westport Arts Center, stated, “With every gala, we aim to highlight an aspect of the art world that is thematically rich and culturally relevant.  This year, with Hall of Femme, we are highlighting the importance of great women artists from the 20th century through to today.  Contemporary culture tends to overlook these otherwise iconic names – Bourgeoise, Dumas, Frankenthaler, Hesse, Kahlo, O’Keeffe, Martin – and we are creating an event to celebrate them in unexpected and innovative ways.”

The annual fundraiser plays a significant role in supporting Westport Arts Center’s arts and outreach programs in Westport and the greater Fairfield County community.

Corporate sponsors of Hall of Femme to date include Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Fairfield County Bank, Hofstetter Baron Group/Wells Fargo Advisors and Sontag Advisory.

In addition to tickets to the event, the general public can also purchase raffle tickets to support the Westport Arts Center. Raffle tickets are available for $50/ticket and are available for purchase on the Westport Arts Center website or by calling 203/222-7070 beginning in April.  The grand prize for the raffle is four floor level tickets to the Ed Sheeran concert at MetLife Stadium on Friday, September 21, 2018. The winner will be announced at the gala (winner need not be present to win).

The 2018 gala is aligned with the Westport Arts Center’s current exhibition, Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art, on view March 23 – June 2. The exhibition includes artwork by a diverse range of over 15 female artists with a focus on fiber and textile arts. Artists of note include Miriam Schapiro, Lesley Dill, Faith Ringgold, Judith Scott, Beverly Semmes and Rosemarie Trockel. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Gorayeb, the Executive Director of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc., a nonprofit art historical research foundation based in New York.

Tickets for Hall of Femme

Tickets are $250/each for the gala party and $500/each for dinner and the party. Individual and corporate sponsorships are available. To purchase Hall of Femme tickets, raffle tickets, or to learn more about sponsorships, please call 203.222-7070 or visit

About the Westport Arts Center

The Westport Arts Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting community through the arts, reaches more than 11,000 people annually through outstanding programs in visual arts, arts education, and the performance arts of Chamber music and jazz.

The Westport Arts Center receives philanthropic support from the Katherine and Howard Aibel Foundation; Anthropologie & Co.; Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; Bernstein Private Wealth Management; Cohen and Wolf, P.C.; Critical Mix; Delamar Southport; Design Within Reach; Dragone Motor Cars; Fairfield County Bank; Fairfield County Hunt Club; 4th Row Films; First County Bank Foundation; GWAY Print Solutions; Hal Prince Music; the Hall Art Foundation; The Hofstetter Baron Group; Hotel Zero Degrees; Land Rover/Jaguar of Fairfield; Moffly Media; Newman’s Own Foundation; Northeast Tent; Serena & Lily; Shack Sackler Foundation; Sontag Advisory LLC; Steven Mancini Salon; Success Printing & Mailing; Teich Gardens; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Wells Fargo Advisors; Westport Now; Westport Resources, a division of United Capital; WPKN and WSHU Public Radio Group. The Westport Arts Center operates with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at (203) 222-7070 or The Westport Arts Center gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.


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