An Evening with Fabulous Friends Gala



Each year, the ArtEvents Council of The Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art hosts an elegant gala to raise funds for The Mennello Museum. Funds raised from the Gala directly supports exhibitions, education programs, publications and helps the museum achieve its mission to serve our community, support artists and advance American art and ideas across Central Florida and beyond.

Step back in time to the elegant 1920s at An Evening with Fabulous Friends Gala on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. The Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art, together with Executive Director Shannon Fitzgerald, invite you to join us for an evening celebrating 20 years of the Mennello Museum and the passion of its founders, Michael and Marilyn Mennello.

Mennello Museum Invitational

All work in the 2nd annual Mennello Museum Invitational exhibition, on view at the museum from January 19 through March 2, 2018, will also be featured and available for purchase at the Gala.

The 2018 selected artists include Weronica Ankarörn, Stephen Bach, Susan Bach, Matthew Cornell, Genevieve DeMarco, Todd Fox, Peterson J. Guerrier, Saulius Jankauskas, Martha Lent, Anne Mayer, Jeffrey Morgan, Roland Rockwell, Andrew Spear, Lillian Verkins, and Vickie Wilson.

The artists have generously donated 50% of their proceeds to benefit the Mennello Museum. The Mennello Museum Invitational serves to support our local artists, provide visibility for their work and introduce them to new collectors while giving our community an amazing opportunity to build their collection of art.


Dine on an exquisite three-course dinner, dance the night away to the sounds of Michael Andrew, toast a glass of bubbly in our Champagne Lounge, and take part in both our live and silent auction.


View the 2018 Sponsorship Packet.

Silent Auction

Interested in donating to our silent auction? Review our 2018 Auction Packet.


Individual ticket: $375



Questions? Contact Annelizabeth Atie
407.246.4278 ext. 4860  •