Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 6:00pm

Hampton Arts Gala

  • Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 6:00pm
  • To reserve your tickets or sponsorship contact Jessica Stepp, Arts Adminstration Manager at 757-727-1995.



    Diana and Duncan Garnett

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    Robert R. Hatten

    Ann Marie Batten
    The Chesapeake
    The Honorable Linda Curtis and Scott Curtis
    Mark and Heather Duncan
    Joseph and Letia Drewry
    Joe and Jane Frank
    The Honorable Jimmy Gray and Dana Gray
    Eva S. Teig Hardy
    L.J. and Tzina Richman
    Riverside Health Systems
    Talton Marine Terminal
    Towne Bank
    David and Valerie Bowen
    Gordon and Judy Gentry
    Lackey Saunders - A Towne Insurance Agency
    David A. and Very Loop
    Thomas W. and Cynthia Meehan
    Michael A. Monteith with Peninsula Community Foundation
    Robert F. and Frances Shuford
    David and Amy Talton
    Talton Marine Terminals


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Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 6:00pm

Hampton Arts Gala

On October 5, 2019 Hampton Arts Foundation will celebrate 32 years of presenting the best in performing and visual arts in Coastal Virginia!

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Additionally, Hampton Arts and Hampton Arts Foundation will present the Coastal Virginia Renaissance Award to Beverly Diamonstein, Community Philanthropist, and Jay Pharoah, Actor and Comedian and Hampton Roads native. The Renaissance Award recognizes long term commitment to the performing and visual arts in Hampton, Coastal Virginia and beyond.

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Our signature headline performance will be Nova Y. Payton, a Broadway vocal superstar, who will be performing alongside the stars of tomorrow with Hurrah Players. After the concert, you’ll enjoy dinner, drinks, dessert and a few surprises throughout The American Theatre!

GALA TICKETS | $250 per person

Reserve a VIP Sponsorship with Exclusive Benefits for you and your company. To reserve your tickets or sponsorship contact Jessica Stepp Wyatt, Arts Adminstration Manager at 757-727-1995.

Dress Code: Creative Black Tie


We will have a number of celebrity auction items available to bid on at the Gala. Bidding is only available at the event. 

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Game of Thrones Cast Autographed Promotional Photo Signed by Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington

Minimum Bid: $575

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Very Rare, Original Sketch of SNOOPY, signed by Charles Schulz

Minimum Bid: $1,000

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Rare David Bowie Signed Fender Guitar

Autograph and Lyric inscription of his hit song “Suffragette City”

Minimum Bid:  $2,000

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Paul McCartney Autographed Electric Bass Guitar

Minimum Bid: $2,500

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Jimmy Buffet Autographed Acoustic Guitar

Minimum Bid: $1,750

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Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb Signed Sheet Music of Stranger in a Strange Land

Minimum Bid: $500

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Limited Edition, Original 1977 Star Wars Movie Promo Photo Signed by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Harrison Ford and George Lucas

Minimum Bid: $750

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Limited Edition Downtown Abbey Signed Promotional Photo

Signed by the Entire Cast

Minimum Bid: $675

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Very Rare, Limited Edition, Boxing Glove owned by Muhammed Ali

Signed by Muhammed Ali as “Muhammed Ali AKA Cassius Clay”

Most sought after autograph as Ali rarely signed in this manner

Minimum Bid: $1,250


Event Dates

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 • 6:00pm