Main Line Art Center

Rachel Ammon
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Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Road
Havertown, PA 19041


The Main Line Meets Monte Carlo at Main Line Art Center’s Gala and Fundraiser Featuring Luxury Car Show

Spring Gala Exhibition: April 30-June 3, 2017

Grand Prix Gala Preview Party: Saturday, April 29, 6:30-10 pm | Tickets Available

Sensory Garden Party & Artist Reception: Saturday, June 3, 1-4 pm | Free


HAVERFORD, PA (April 5, 2017) The elegance, speed, and style of the French Riviera is coming to Haverford for Main Line Art Center’s Grand Prix Gala on Saturday, April 29 from 6:30 to 10 pm. Inspired by the Golden Age of Grand Prix racing and the glamourous atmosphere that surrounds it, the party kicks off the Spring Gala Exhibition, which opens to the public April 30 and runs through June 3. The Grand Prix Gala and art sales from the Spring Gala Exhibition support Main Line Art Center’s programs, including its award-winning Accessible Art programs for children and adults with disabilities.

The magic of Monte Carlo will be brought to the Main Line as party goers mingle under the tent among beautiful new and vintage Porsches, Maseratis, and McClarens curated by Lead Partner RDS Automotive Group. In the gallery, guests are immersed in a world of sparkling cocktails and lavish hors d’oeuvres from Joshua’s Catering, and music and dancing with All Around Entertainment. Guests are encouraged to dress in their interpretation of Modern Monte Carlo Chic.

The Grand Prix Gala is chaired by Pat Nogar, host of LMTV’s Living Well with Pat Nogar, and Li Halpern, owner of Li Halpern Events. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for a VIP champagne preview and first reveal for $200 per person. General admission begins at 7:00 pm for $150 per person. Young friends/under 40 tickets are $100 per person or $150 for two tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at or 610.525.0272 ext. 112.

During the Grand Prix Gala, guests will enjoy an exclusive first look at the Spring Gala Exhibition featuring a wide range of stunning 2 and 3-D artwork in a variety of styles and price points. Juried by Ekaterina Popova, international artist & Publisher of Create! Magazine, the exhibition features works by over 100 professional artists from the region. Committed to making art accessible and the art-buying process easy and fun, the Spring Gala Exhibition invites everyone – from the next-generation collector or art-buying novice to the seasoned collector -to fall in love with a work of art and make it their own.

Back by popular demand, the Gala will feature Red Dot Reserve, an exciting twist on art-buying that puts the power of the red dot, the traditional symbol that a work has sold, in the hands of guests. Those who acquire their artwork before 8:30 pm using their red dots will be exclusively eligible for a grand prize. Additionally, guests can win a luxurious wine dinner for 4 people at Flemings Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Radnor among other prizes.

The Spring Gala Exhibition and Grand Prix Gala: Main Line Meets Monte Carlo are supported by Lead Partner, RDS Automotive Group; Pioneer Partner, Joshua’s Catering; as well as Catalyst Partners, The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, Conservest Capital Advisors Inc., High Swartz LLP, The Shipley School, All Around Entertainment, Beautiful Blooms, Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, and Wendy and Mort Branzburg. Main Line Today is the official Media Partner.

Beginning April 30, the Spring Gala Exhibition is free and open to the public. Main Line Art Center’s galleries are open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. A free public Artist Reception and Sensory Garden Party will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 1-4 pm and features family-friendly art activities, theater performances, a children’s book reading, live art experiences, and more. For details visit

Main Line Art Center is the community’s home to discover, create, and experience visual art. The mission of Main Line Art Center is to inspire and engage people of all ages, abilities, and economic means in visual art through education, exhibitions, and experiences. Committed to increasing the visibility and accessibility of art, the Art Center presents innovative exhibitions and events in the community, including Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century, a Greater Philadelphia-wide celebration of the photographic image and digital media. Main Line Art Center’s educational offerings for all ages, abilities, and economic means span from traditional to contemporary, and are all held to the highest level of excellence. In 2015, Main Line Art Center received the Commitment to Cultural Access Award from Art-Reach for the Center’s Accessible Art Programs for children and adults with disabilities, now in their 52nd year. Additionally, the Art Center grants over $12,000 in need-based scholarships annually. Last year, Main Line Art Center engaged 21,000 people through classes, exhibitions, and Summer Art Camp, and touched the lives of over 78,000 through Exhibitions in the Community and festivals across the Philadelphia area.

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