LCAD’s 29th Annual Collector’s Choice Gala + Live Auction

Join Laguna College of Art + Design for our 31st Annual Collector’s Choice Gala + Live Auction. This premier annual fundraising event supports our talented students and award-winning programs. Collector’s Choice also plays an integral role in raising funds for the $2.5 million awarded annually in merit scholarships to our students. This year’s event will be on Saturday, June 5 at 5:30 pm. We are thrilled to offer opportunities to bid on fine art and other select luxury items and experiences either in-person or virtually. Look for Collector’s Choice updates as we move closer to the event itself.

For sponsorship opportunities or for more information, please contact Director of Development Tracy Hartman at or at (949) 376-6000. 


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


29th Annual Collector’s Choice Gala + Live Auction

Friday, November 16th 2018 @ 5:30pm

Montage Laguna Beach

30801 South Coast Highway

Laguna Beach, California 92651


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. Attendees were awed by the elegant and colorful decor at Montage Laguna Beach.  The art for the live auction was comprised of LCAD faculty and alumni and other local professional artists. Along with a “Mystery Item” provided by Carla Arzente and saltfineart, the high-quality fair created a fun and lively experience for all.


Exquisite cuisine was provided by Montage Laguna Beach Executive Chef Rob Wilson paired with fine wine from LCA Wine.


Live entertainment was provided by the dynamic and energetic Saga Strings. Saga Strings’ unique blend of rock and dance tracks mixed with the latest popular hits and classical music packed the dance floor and enlivened the evening for all in attendance.We’re very thankful to our 28th Annual Collector’s Choice Gala and Live Auction Committee. Their hard work, guidance, and vision combined to create this breathtaking and entertaining event.*


Be sure to join us in the spring for our Spring Fundraiser on Friday, April 20, 2018 at [seven-degrees] in Laguna Beach.