Patrons of the Prado’s 2017 Masterpiece Gala Celebrate 20 Years

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guests of the 2016 Masterpiece Gala came dressed for the occasion.

Patrons of the Prado will celebrate 20 years of giving on Saturday, July 8 with its Masterpiece Gala – Noche de Suenos–Night of Dreams. The event will take place at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and is an exciting evening of culture, arts, dining and dancing.

The evening begins with sunset cocktails at 6 p.m. Dining begins at 7:30 p.m., catered by Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille and a performance by soloist tenor Joey Molina. At 9:30 p.m., the evening will continue with music and dancing under the moonlight provided by The Mighty Untouchables. Attire for the gala is formal or a touch of “Flamenco Flair.” Complimentary Valet Parking is available (Organ Pavilion lot: Take Park Boulevard to President’s Way).

Kristi Pieper will serve as gala chair. Pam Wagner and Maria Stanley are serving as co-chairs for the evening. Honorary chairs include Arlene and Richard Esgate, Anne Evans and John Thornton. To honor their 20th anniversary the gala recognizes its 20/20 Circle sponsors: Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester, Pamela Wagner and Hans Tegebo and Lynne and Dr. Stephen Wheeler for their Leadership Gifts.

In its 20 years, Patrons of the Prado has raised more than $3.4 million and $326,000 for its “Bucks4Buses” program. Major funds raised in 2017 will benefit five of the organization’s ten beneficiaries along the Prado in Balboa Park: The Old Globe, San Diego Museum of Art, Timken Museum of Art, Fleet Science Center and San Diego Junior Theatre.

Tickets for Masterpiece Gala are available online at For more information, contact or call (858) 256-6140.


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