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Starting in 2018, the LSU Museum of Art begins a new tradition with its inaugural spring gala: La Fête de la Rivière. Celebrate creative contributions to Louisiana culture at this special party on the river on February 24, 2018. Guests will have an opportunity to experience the museum in a different way as the rotating galleries transform into a festive atmosphere with live music from Quiana Lynell, Louisiana-themed cuisine and cocktails, and a video installation from students in LSU's digital art program. Fran Harvey serves as Gala Chair and Sandy Arst serves as Gala Sponsorship Chair.

For Patron Party ticket holders, the event will begin with a pre-gala preview on the Pennington Rooftop Terrace at 6 p.m.. The gala officially kicks off at 7 p.m. in the fifth-floor museum. Spend the evening dancing, strolling through the permanent collection exhibition, Art in Louisiana, and bidding on a selection of high-end items to help support the museum's mission. 

Ticket prices range from $150 for patrons and $100 for individuals with discounts for current members and young professionals under 40. Interested in being a sponsor for the event? Contact Development Director Heather Nelson at hnelson@lsufoundation.org or 225-389-7212.

And remember, tickets, sponsorships and auction items are all tax-deductible. Proceeds go to supporting the museum's art education and community initiatives like ArtWorks, MUSE, Neighborhood Arts Project and more.



Quiana Lynell, 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition winner, will perform two sets during the gala with LSU School of Music's Virginia M. Howard Professor of Piano and Professor of Jazz Studies
Willis Delony on piano, John Bishop on guitar, John Madere on bass, and Chad Braud on drums.


Presenting sponsors

Fran and Leroy Harvey

Major sponsors

Jerry Fischer and John Turner

Participating sponsors

Janet and Sanford Arst
Bancorp South Insurance Services
Brian Schneider Company
Donna and John F. Fraiche, MD
Kleinpeter Farms Dairy
LUBA Workers’ Comp

Special Thanks

Live Auctioneer Gordy Rush  |  Campus Federal Credit Union  |  Country Roads Magazine  |  Heirloom Cuisine  |  Lamar Advertising  |  Manship Theatre | Samir Oriental Rugs