Reserve now for LCAD’s 29th annual Collector’s Choice Gala at the Montage November 16

Tickets are now available for Laguna College of Art + Design’s 29th annual Collector’s Choice Gala and Live Art Auction on Friday, Nov 16 at the Montage.

Collector’s Choice is LCAD’s premier annual fundraising event that directly supports LCAD’s students, its programs, and helps to fund the $2.5 million in student scholarships the art college awards annually.

“LCAD’s 2017 Collector’s Choice Gala + Live Auction was our most successful event yet. Supporters like you helped to raise over $315,000 for LCAD’s students and programs,” said LCAD Director of Development Tracy Hartman. “Attendees were awed by the elegant and colorful decor at Montage Laguna Beach. The high-quality fair created a fun and lively experience for all.”

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Enjoy bidding on exciting art at LCAD’s 29th annual Collector’s Choice Gala

 The art for the live auction was included works from LCAD faculty, alumni, and local professional artists. Gallerist Carla Tesak Arzente of saltfineart generously provided a “mystery item” adding to the funds raised. 

“Please join us at Montage Laguna Beach, one of Southern California’s most scenic and luxurious resorts, for an elegant evening of fine art, exquisite wine, and extraordinary cuisine, all to benefit students and programs of Laguna College of Art + Design,” Hartman said.

LCAD’s 29th annual Collector’s Choice has many sponsorship and reserved seating opportunities available. The event will be held on Friday, Nov 16 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Montage Laguna Beach. For more information and/or to purchase table(s), email Tracy Hartman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call (949) 376-6000 or visit