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Save the Date!
October 7, 2016

Gala Host Committee
Burt Aaron
Dr. Charles Boyd
Linda Dresner + Ed Levy
Elle + Tony Elder
Leslie + Jeffery Etterbeek
Jennifer + David Fischer
Lynn + Bharat Gandhi
Roz + Scott Jacobson
Derrick May
Danielle + Mark Miller
Carmen + George N'Namdi
Sonia + Keith Pomeroy
Terese Reyes
Elaine Surnow
Sam Surnow

10 Years, 10 Co-Chairs
Lynn Crawford + John Haddad
Gretchen Gonzales-Davidson + Ethan Davidson
Elyse + David Foltyn
Kelle + Christopher Ilitch
Danialle + Peter Karmanos
Marsha + Jeff Miro
Linda + Rob Powers
Terry + John Rakolta Jr.
Sandra Seligman + Gil Glassberg
Julie Reyes Taubman + Robert Taubman

Please join the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit as we celebrate another tremendous year of acclaimed exhibitions and expansive educational programs. The 2016 Gala + Art Auction will feature MOCAD’s brand of dynamic live entertainment, craft cocktails by our own Café 78, and a sophisticated dinner menu from Cutting Edge Cuisine.

The 2016 Art Auction, with work selected by MOCAD's Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Large Jens Hoffmann and Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder, will continue its tradition of offering exceptional pieces by some of today's most iconic and progressive international artists.

All proceeds enable MOCAD to continue presenting innovative and inspiring exhibitions and to build upon the momentum of its ambitious educational and cultural programming.

MOCAD Art Auction will go live September 23, 2016 on Paddle8.

Evening's Itinerary
6:30pm - Cocktails & Auction Preview
8pm - Dinner & Remarks
9:30pm - Auction Ends
10pm - 2am - Afterglow with DJs Flint Eastwood + SYBLYNG
Supported by MOCAD New Wave, young professional support group

10th Anniversary Gala Tickets

2016 Gala Sponsors

Art Star Sponsors - $10,000

  • Gretchen Gonzales-Davidson + Ethan Davidson
  • Sandra Seligman + Gil Glassberg
  • Julie Reyes Taubman + Robert Taubman

Super Star Sponsors - $5,000

  • Linda Dresner + Ed Levy
  • Kelle + Christopher Ilitch
    Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

  • mgm

Rising Star Sponsors - $2,500

  • Leslie + Jeffery Etterbeek 
  • Lynn + Bharat Gandhi

In Kind Sponsors

  • Doner


10th Anniversary Gala Afterglow

Presented by Neiman Marcus + DDEAF Magazine

Afterglow Host Committee

  • Mike Ballerini
  • Lindsey Barile
  • Jesse Beld Elliot
  • Matt Ferrel
  • Loren Gillis
  • Tina Givens
  • Don Manvel
  • Tiff Massey
  • Jeff Newsom
  • Ed Welburn

Afterglow In Kind Sponsors


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Sorry, we cannot transfer your ticket purchase to another event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, there will be a will call list at the door.

What is the refund policy?
Sorry, your ticket purchase is not refundable. If you are no longer able to attend, we thank you for considering your ticket purchase to be a donation to MOCAD! You may also contact us to arrange for a friend or family member to attend in your place.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email admin@mocadetroit.org or call 313-832-6622 with questions.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
MOCAD will provide valet parking for Gala dinner attendees.