White Canvas Party

Saturday, November 7 at 7 pm

The 2nd annual White Canvas Party is right around the corner and we are working hard to make this year a truly one-of-a-kind experience! You won’t want to miss out on this exciting event to raise funds for the exhibitions & educational programs that help shape our community. Further, your purchases from the White Canvas Gallery offer an impactful way to show support for our local artists.

That afternoon, you’ll cruise by the museum to pick up your gourmet package, including a La Femme du Fromage plate & bottle of wine from Quantum Leap Winery. VIPs will also enjoy delicious appetizers from Bulla Gastrobar, dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes, a colorful floral arrangement from Lee James Floral, and the first chance to purchase art. After you pose for your photo op, you’ll head back home, or to a private watch party, and tune into our virtual White Canvas Party!

Hosted by the always fabulous Flynn Dobbs and Fox35 reporter Robert Guaderrama – the program will kick off with Mayor Buddy Dyer, followed by a few words from our prestigious national partners, including the CEO of Art Bridges Foundation. You’ll then get a peek into the Brooks + Scarpa Architects studio and hear from several other friends of the museum, like Ambassador of Love Donna Dowless! Beats throughout the event will be provided by DJStereo77, and to top off the evening we’ll jam to Beemo – a favorite Indie-Folkfest band.

The White Canvas Gallery features pieces from 30 of Orlando’s best artists and is available to view in-person at the Mennello Museum, now through November 7. The art will be available for purchase or bid exclusively at the White Canvas Party and all proceeds will go to benefit the artists and the museum.

Arts are a vital component to keeping communities together and coping in crisis. At this event, we will highlight many ways the museum is engaging with our Orlando community and beyond, as we continue to fulfill our vision of the museum as both a local and national treasure. And we’ll enjoy fabulous food & wine from the best local small businesses.

WHITE CANVAS PARTY is a benefit by the Friends of the Mennello Museum, a 501c3 supporting the education initiatives and exhibitions of the museum. 50% of your ticket price is tax-deductible.

Click here to purchase your tickets

Food & Wine Pick-up at Museum: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Virtual/Online Program from Home: begins at 7:00 pm

$65 General | $175 VIP (each)

Choice of Wine from Quantum Leap Winery when purchasing all tickets:
Pinot Grigio, Veneto 2018
Kaley’s Rescue Red Blend, Columbia Valley, WA 2016

Choice of Regular or Vegetarian appetizers
from Bulla Gastrobar when purchasing VIP tickets:
Regular- chicken pintxo, montaditos (brisket sliders), potato tortilla
Vegetarian- potato tortilla, margarita flatbread, spinach salad

Sarah Bender, Sue Billings, Victor Bokas, Kathleen Brodeur, Edson Campos, Mindy Colton, Paul Columbus, Loura Parks Dobbs, Donna Dowless, Jenny Friedland, Peterson Guerrier, Jim Hobart, Jordan Justice, Marlene London, Matt Maher, Heather Nagy, Brendan O’Connor, Monte Olinger, Lemon Press collective, Mark Pulliam, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Jacoub Reyes, Don Rimx, Roland Rockwood, SKIP, Andrew Spear, PJ Svejda, Jamieson Thomson Thomas, John Wipple, & Lynn Wipple

Special Guest Artists:
Lawrence Scarpa, Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Original Painting
Eric Kleinsteuber, KMF Architects, Original Ink Triptych Drawing
Jiha Moon, 2018 exhibiting artist, limited edition ceramic ‘Fortune Cookie’ cup

Special Tribute Artist:
Abstract modern painting by the late Paul T. Scarborough

2020 Sponsors

White Canvas Gallery Sponsor

Performance Level Sponsors
City National Bank
Kimberly Sterling, Chairman / Wealth Advisor, Resource Consulting Group
Workscapes / HermanMiller

Patron Level Sponsors
Brooks + Scarpa
Dr. Robert B. Feldman
Law Office of Woody Igou
KMF Architects
Losey PLLC / Laura & Mark Cosgrove
Jan & Jim Southall

Friend Level Sponsors
Amazon Hose & Rubber Company
Orlando Utilities Commission
Randi Brooks & John Upperco
Linda & Mike Cegelis
Donna Dowless
Grafton Wealth Management
Vanessa & Walter Ketcham
Dr. & Mrs. Dean Sider
Daisy & Jan Staniszkis

Media Partner

Click here for the 2020 Sponsorship packet

2020 Event Committee:
Laura Cosgrove, Chair
Sam Azar
Flynn Dobbs
Jeff Gitto
Sarah Grafton
Carina Graham
Anne Cochran Grey
Jim Hobart
Annetta Igou
Mary C. Kenny
Kelly Joy Ladd
Greg Mason


Click here to see memories from last year’s White Canvas Party