What's It All About?

An Event 100 Years in the Making

Join us on the evening of Saturday, September 29, 2018 for a once-in-a-lifetime event celebrating Laguna Art Museum’s one hundred year legacy in the community in grand style with cuisine by celebrated chefs Amar Santana and Craig Strong, dancing, and world-class entertainment, at the Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach.

Guests will be treated to a voyage through major milestones in California art, starting with the historical California painters of the early 1900s such as William Wendt, Anna Hills, and Edgar Payne. Dinner will be infused with the aesthetics of modernist works by artists such as Helen Lundeberg and John McLaughlin. Finally, we will dance the night away under the influence of the light and space movement, exemplified by artists such as Peter Alexander, Lita Albuquerque and James Turrell.

Your support of this event will directly benefit the museum’s mission of providing a cultural and artistic center, art education for all ages, acclaimed exhibitions, and excellent programming to the community for the next 100 years.

  • For information on advance ticket and table sponsorship opportunities please click here.
  • To purchase advance ticket and table sponsorships click here.

For questions or information, please email Director of Special Events Sarah Strozza or call 949.494.8971 x219.


The Cuisine

About Chef Amar Santana

In 2012, Chef Amar Santana opened his widely successful flagship restaurant, Broadway By Amar Santana in Laguna Beach. His delicious menu includes unexpected flavors and artful presentations, reflecting his zeal for food and life. Santana has garnered countless praise-worthy articles and acclaim, among them: Orange Coast Magazine’s Top Ten Chef’s of 2012; OC Metro’s Best Chef’s in Orange County; OC Weekly’s Best Restaurant of 2012; and, a place on the Open Table Hottest Restaurant List.

About Chef Craig Strong

Chef Craig Strong joined Montage Laguna Beach as Executive Chef of Studio in 2009. He is known for his modern French cuisine with California influences. Chef Strong attended L’Academie de Cuisine near Washington, D.C. and was Sous Chef for The Newport Room at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona. Studio has been acclaimed by Forbes Travel Guide (Five Stars), the James Beard Foundation (“Outstanding Wine Program”), Wine Enthusiast (“100 Best Wine Restaurants in America”), the Los Angeles Times (Three Stars), the Robb Report (“America’s Finest Dining Restaurants”), Food & Wine magazine (“Top 50 Hotel Restaurants), Wine Spectator (“Best of Award of Excellence”), and Zagat (“America’s Top Restaurants”).


Art Cart

Art Cart Raffle

Enter now for a chance to win the Art Cart, custom-painted by renowned LA artist Kenny Scharf!

2018 Polaris GEM e4 (delivered by Cart Mart)
+ Premium comfort with seating for 4
+ Street legal up to 35 mph
+ 14” polished aluminum high profile wheels and rims
+ Locking trunk back with 100lb capacity
+ And more!

Enter now for your chance to win!
Raffle tickets $100 each

  • To purchase tickets, click here.
  • For raffle details, rules, and regulations, click here.
  • Join us on September 16 to watch Kenny Scharf customize this 2018 Polaris GEM e4 with the KARBOMBZ! treatment—live and in person!
    For more information, click here.

Honorable Mentions

Centennial Ball Committees

Centennial Ball Committee

Kathleen Abel,
Deborah Engle,

Wendy Aird
Rick Balzer
Susan Davis
Amy Fulford

Vanessa Helin
Lucetta Kallis
Suzanne Mellor
Marisa Robbins

Laura Rohl
Kristin Samuelian
Ann Wareham
Leslie Weaver

Centennial Executive Committee

Susie Gordinier,
Betsy Jenkins,

Kathleen Abel
Rick Balzer
Deborah Engle
Jane Hanauer

Vanessa Helin
Janice Johnson
Michele Monda
Chris Quilter

Laura Rohl
Lester Savit
Jasmine Shodja

Diamond Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

Cody and Deborah Engle
Jane and Joe Hanauer
Greg and Barbara MacGillivray
Marisa and Stephen Robbins

Lou and Laura Rohl
South Coast Plaza
Thomas B. Stiles II and Barbara Alexander

Gold Sponsors

Ranney and Priscilla Draper
Jim and Lisa Hale
Robert and Nadine Hall
Paul and Sara Heeschen
Gary and Betsy Jenkins

Jeff and Carla Meberg
Peter and Gail Ochs
Steven and Kristin Samuelian
Ann Quilter and Chris Quilter

Silver Sponsors

Rick Balzer and Lyn Burke
Donnie Crevier
Chuck and Nancy Fry
Susie and Rich Gordinier
Heather and Paul Haaga
Robert Hayden III and Rick Silver
Julie Laughton
Danny and Jeri McKenna
Margot and Mitchell Milias

Mission Hospital Foundation
Emil and Michele Monda
Dr. Zein Obagi
Lauren and Richard Packard
Diana and Michael Rapport
Marnie and Brett Wall
Keiko Sakamoto and Bill Witte
Lizanne and Matthew Witte
George and Susie Wood

Patron Sponsors

Edward Bayuk
Curt Biddulph and Karen Lutomski
Dennis and Choo Choo Boyer
Bob and Recky Brannon
Frank Dubey
Amy and Rick Fulford
Richard and Stacie Immesberger
Eric Jessen
Janice Johnson
Lucetta Kallis
Robin and Steve Kalota
Matt and Mary Lawson
Tiare and Patrick Meegan

Mary and Jon Nord
Ted and Suzanne Paulson
Domini and Enrique Rodriguez
Keitha Russell
Tracy Schroeder
Daniel and Francine Scinto
Morris and Stephany Skenderian
John and Rachel Stanaland
Diane Stovall
Bob and Kirsten Whalen
Doug and Karen Wilson
Jennifer Yelland

Event Sponsors

Community Business Partners

We look forward

to having you


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