Grab your tropical frock, guayabera shirt and fedora; perfect your paseo runway look; and get ready to celebrate, Cuban style!

This year’s highly anticipated National Gallery fundraising gala is inspired by the fashion, flavors and glamour of 1930s Cuba and is slated to take place on Nov. 25. Tickets are now on sale!

Surrealist Ball, 2014

Surrealist Ball, 2014

Guests will be invited to step into vibrant La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) within the gallery’s lush sculpture gardens. Admission to the event includes live performances, fantastic eats, a Havana Club rum lounge, La Casa De Habana cigar rollers, charming curios and dancing into the early hours.

Prepare to be enthralled as the National Gallery is transformed into Club Havana. Mingle with fellow jetsetters while sipping a cool mojito. Bid on a fabulous auction prize, stroll the flower market, take in a spectacular Cuban dance performance, order a cocktail from a champion bartender, then dance the night away under the stars to the sounds of Son Cubano (the musical roots of Salsa).

Night Circus, 2015

Night Circus, 2015

Guests are highly encouraged to dress in vintage Cuban couture, otherwise formal evening wear is a must for the soirée. National Gallery staff and volunteers have crafted a Pinterest page of paseo runway-inspired looks for you to peruse which can be found at www.pinterest.com/NatGalCayman.

 

A Fiesta with a Focus

The National Gallery offers an enriching, inclusive environment and is committed to collecting and exhibiting works of art and providing innovative and creative educational programs for everyone.

Surrealist Ball, 2014

Surrealist Ball, 2014

The annual fundraising event provides critical support for the gallery’s free creative programming for youth, as well as free admission to the exhibition galleries.

Each month, the National Gallery hosts over 60 educational and outreach programs and events as well as ongoing lectures, screenings and temporary exhibitions and is home to the National Gallery’s Permanent Collection. These programs aim to capture every age group in the community, from the youngest pre-schoolers to senior citizens, and combine arts education with enriching creative experiences that foster innovation, help build self-esteem and strengthen social ties.

Tickets are $250 per person, or a pack of ten is $2,250, offering a 10 percent discount. Tickets must be purchased before Nov. 18.

Email events@nationalgallery.org.ky or call 945-8111 for more information and tickets.