Arts for All Gala 2017 Headlined by the cast of Hamilton

Raise your paddle high for the next generation at Festival Napa Valley’s Arts for All Gala, Wine Country’s biggest arts charity event. Proceeds from the evening provide free and affordable access to international quality performances for Napa Valley residents. Monies raised also support public school arts education programs in Napa County, and scholarships for emerging musicians.

Read about Arts for All in action.

Headlining the event are actors Jordan Donica (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Michael Luwoye (Alexander Hamilton) and Isaiah Johnson (George Washington) from the National Tour of Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

And actor, comedian and musician Bill Murray gives a sneak peek of his highly anticipated show, New Worlds, with Jan Vogler and friends.

This year’s gala has a new venue: the magnificent HALL Winery in St. Helena, an art-filled estate that combines the best of the past and the future. Guests will be treated to a gourmet dinner from La Toque's Ken Frank, and exquisite wines from HALL and WALT. The festivities cap off with a high-energy live auction featuring a dozen once-in-a-lifetime luxury lots. 

Live entertainment is a part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series

Auction Lots

Fund a Need
Fund a Need

Art and music provide young people the ability to create, grow and reach their potential. There is no greater gift. Fund a Need supports Napa County school-based programs and nonprofit organizations that increase access to the arts and arts education. Your generosity will have a deep and lasting impact on our leaders of tomorrow and the community at large.

Arts for All in Action

Lot 1 ~ Lord and Lady of the Manor
Lot 1 ~ Lord and Lady of the Manor
  • Two luxury suites on a 7-night AmaWaterways Castles of Europe river cruise from Nuremburg to Luxembourg
  • 3-night private stay at Dario Sattui’s new castle, Chateau de Bois-Morand, in Antigny, France
  • Private dinner with special musical performance during one evening of your stay as Lord and Lady of the Manor
  • Dinner with Dario and Irina Sattui at Castello di Amorosa before your trip

Donors: Dario and Irina Sattui, AmaWaterways, Castello di Amorosa

Designed for two couples.

Travel dates: June 14 – 23, 2018. Non-transferable.

Lot 2 ~ Big Sky Beckons
Lot 2 ~ Big Sky Beckons
  • A ski adventure with Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi at the Yellowstone Club, the world’s only private ski and golf community, in Big Sky, Montana
  • Travel by private charter from the Bay Area to Bozeman, Montana
  • 4 nights accommodations in a luxury private residence
  • Multicourse dinners prepared by a private chef, with library wine pairings
  • All-inclusive ski pass, meals and ground transportation
  • 3-bottle vertical of Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon

For three couples. Mutually agreeable dates in February or March 2018

Lot 3 ~ Life Is a Napa Cab(aret)
Lot 3 ~ Life Is a Napa Cab(aret)
  • Front row seats at a dinner and private concert by music legend Lea Salonga hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset at Raymond Vineyards

To be sold by the couple. July 23, 2018

Lot 4 ~ Palio Pageantry
Lot 4 ~ Palio Pageantry
  • 7 nights in two luxury private apartments in San Gusmé, Italy, courtesy of Jackson Family Wines
  • Access to a private apartment overlooking the Piazza del Campo, to watch Il Palio di Siena
  • Invitation to a traditional Contrada dinner in Siena
  • A curated collection of winery experiences, lunches and dinners while in Tuscany
  • Private car service to all Palio di Siena events

For 8 people. August 11-18, 2018

Lot 5 ~ Elton John's Big Bash
Lot 5 ~ Elton John's Big Bash
  • Be Bulgari’s guests at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party and dinner
  • His and hers Bulgari jewelry for the evening
  • Round trip business class airfare from anywhere in the Continental U.S. to LA
  • Professional hair and makeup styling
  • 3 nights luxury hotel accommodations
  • Private car service for LAX airport transfers
  • Private car service to Elton John AIDS Foundation party

Donor: Bulgari

Designed for two guests.

Travel dates: March 1 - 4, 2018

All travel must be scheduled at least eight weeks in advance of travel dates and must originate within the continental U.S. No substitutions or alterations to the itinerary may be made unless agreed upon by both parties. The 2018 Academy Awards is currently scheduled for March 4, 2018 with the BVLGARI experience taking place during the weekend, March 1-4, 2018.

Lot 6 ~ Start Your Engines...
Lot 6 ~ Start Your Engines...
  • 3 nights in a Signature Suite at Le Bristol Paris palace hotel
  • Dinner at Le Bristol’s Michelin three-star restaurant, Epicure
  • Seats on Monaco Private Label’s private terrace at the start/finish line of the Monaco Grand Prix 2018
  • Invitation to a celebratory Black Tie Gala hosted by HSH Prince Albert II
  • A Monaco Private Label lifetime membership
  • Round-trip helicopter transfers from Nice Cote d’Azur Airport to Monaco
  • 3 nights luxury hotel accommodations in Monaco

Donors: Le Bristol Paris, Monaco Private Label, Napa Valley Festival Association

Designed for one couple

Travel dates: May 23 - 27, 2018

Lot 7 ~ For the Love of Darioush
Lot 7 ~ For the Love of Darioush
  • Two seats at a dinner honoring Shahpar and Darioush Khaledi at Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo’s Oakville estate
  • Private concert by superstar violinist Sarah Chang

Donors: Sarah Chang, Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo, Gargiulo Vineyards, Napa Valley Festival Association

To be sold by the couple. Dinner and concert on May 2, 2018.

Lot 8 ~ Rum, Rhythm and Romance
Lot 8 ~ Rum, Rhythm and Romance
  • 4 Festival Director Weekend Passes to the Food Network 2018 South Beach Wine & Food Festival
  • 3 nights luxury hotel accommodations in Miami
  • Round trip airfare from Miami to Havana
  • 3 nights luxury hotel accommodation in Havana
  • Private concert and dinner at the home of Daiana García and Aldo López-Gavilán
  • Explore the history and artistry of Old Havana in a classic convertible
  • Dinners at private restaurants and estates by leading local chefs
  • Personal guide while in Havana

Donors: Aldo López-Gavilán and Daiana García, South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Napa Valley Festival Association

Designed for 4 guests. 

Trip Dates:  February 23 – March 1, 2018

Lot 9 ~ Rocky Mountain High
Lot 9 ~ Rocky Mountain High
  • Private Embraer executive jet travel from Concord to Aspen, courtesy of JetSuite
  • 2 nights at The Little Nell in Aspen, complete with daily breakfast and access to all the amenities of the five-star, five-diamond resort
  • VIP Passes to Jazz Aspen Snowmass concert and dinner
  • Dinner and wine cellar tasting at element 47, hosted by The Little Nell wine director and master sommelier Carlton McCoy
  • Private Stargazing Tour on Aspen Mountain in an Audi Q7
  • Your choice of fly fishing or cycling excursion with Nell Adventures
  • Aspen airport transfers

Travel dates: June 22 – 24, 2018. 

Dates are non-transferable. Jazz Aspen Snowmass concert lineup to be announced in early 2018.

Lot 10 ~ We Are Giant!
Lot 10 ~ We Are Giant!
  • Two tickets to watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Arizona Diamondbacks from a private Luxury Suite at AT&T Park
  • Happy Hour on board a private yacht after the game
  • Rare wine dinner featuring a historic 4.5L Jeroboam of 1959 Château Lafite Rothschild at Contrada Restaurant

To be sold by the couple. September 17, 2017

Donors: Prescott Ashe.

Lot 11 ~ Your Good Fortune: On Tour with the Russian National Orchestra
Lot 11 ~ Your Good Fortune: On Tour with the Russian National Orchestra
  • Two guest spots on the Russian National Orchestra’s patron trip to China
  • Round trip flight from the USA via private Boeing 737
  • Five nights at the luxury Peninsula Shanghai Hotel in Shanghai
  • Three nights at a five-star hotel in Hong Kong
  • Tours of temples, museums, and gardens in Shanghai
  • All-inclusive dining and meals in some of Shanghai & Hong Kong’s top restaurants
  • Concerts in Shanghai and Shenzen, followed by lavish dinners
  • Private shopping experience with personal shopper in Shanghai & Hong Kong

Designed for one couple.

Travel dates: March 13-22, 2018

Lot 12 ~ On the Town with Joshua Bell
Lot 12 ~ On the Town with Joshua Bell
  • Invitation to be Joshua Bell’s special guest when he performs at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center
  • Champagne/Far Niente toast with Joshua in his private dressing room after the concert, followed by dinner
  • Private transportation to a creative fragrance laboratory where you will design your custom fragrance, courtesy of Ungerer & Company, followed by lunch
  • Three-night stay at the brand new LUMA Hotel Times Square
  • Four VIP tickets to a hit Broadway show, followed by dinner

    For two couples. Choice of February 6 - 9, 2018, or March 18 - 21, 2018, for New York travel.

    Arts for All Gala Sponsors

    HALL Wines
    C Magazine
    Ghilotti Construction
    Kirkland & Ellis
    La Toque