Vanguard Culture Welcomes Art World Royalty to the Table at the Basquiat Gala

Vanguard Culture, an inclusive nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative industries, is hosting its signature Artist @ the Table Gala Fundraiser with legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux.

Basquiat Gala
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the women responsible for safekeeping the tremendous creative legacy and estate of one of the most notable artists in modern history!
  • Enjoy wine tastings from the Valle de Guadalupe presented by Baja Wine + Food and delicious culinary bites by eight of the region’s most talented chefs—each tasked with creating an appetizer inspired by Basquiat’s work.
  • Flaunt your most colorful or artful outfit at the urban photo station by renowned photographer Josue Castro.
  • Dance to live music by Afro-Caribbean band Cacique & BMA Image Award-winning jazz harpist Mariea Antoinette.
  • Sample fragrant soaps by Early Girl Creations at the Soap Factory.
  • Bid on amazing auction items and experiences.

“By trusting in his talents and following his dream to become a professional artist, Basquiat’s exuberant presence in the art world left an indelible mark and has inspired many generations of street artists,” states Vanguard Culture Executive Director Susanna Peredo Swap.

“We are honored to celebrate his creative legacy for the 10th anniversary of our ‘An Artist @ the Table’ series.”

Multi-award-winning Chef Flor Franco of Casa de Flor will serve as the gala’s Culinary Director and was tasked with curating the chef lineup, which will use Basquiat’s paintings as a starting point for dishes.

The Basquiat Gala’s featured chefs are Davin Waite, Daniella de la Puente, Marcus Twillegar, William Eick, Kari Cota, Jason Knibb, Acursio Lota, and Rael Coronado.

“Pairing eight chefs with Basquiat’s powerful works of art was a great challenge. I can’t wait to see where these talented chefs take their culinary creations,” says Franco.

You’ll be invited to be part of the creativity and vote for your favorite culinary design!

See you there!

$150 VIP Pass: Open seating, access to eight chef stations, wine tastings, craft cocktails, live music, photo station, and more.

$350 Platinum Pass: Table service, special menu by eight world-class chefs, exclusive wine options, craft cocktails, live music, photo station, and more.

A majority of the ticket fee serves as a tax-deductible donation to Vanguard Culture, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative workforce.

Click here to grab your tickets.

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To learn more about Vanguard Culture’s 2024 SPOTLIGHT season, visit Vanguard Culture Events.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    May 18, 2024 6:00 pm
  • End Date
    May 18, 2024 10:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
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    The Soap Factory | 2995 Commercial St, San Diego, CA 92113
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