MasquerAid for Art Gala

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MasquerAid for Art Gala, A Benefit for ACG (VIRTUAL)

Friday, November 20, 2020

7 p.m. - 8 p.m., virtual dance party from  8 p.m. - 10 p.m.


(easy to read version of all info here)

Get your General Admission tickets to the MasquerAid for Art Gala! All proceeds go towards the mission of Albany Center Gallery for supporting and promoting local and regional artists.

$20 - admission to the event, program book, Support Local Art sticker, a specialized drink menu, admission to the afterparty and more!

$50 - all the above benefits AND two drink coasters, MasquerAid for Art Gala stickers, and surprise coupons to local businesses

$75 - all the above benefits AND a never before seen ACG magnet and canvas tote bag screen-printed by local artist business Made in Truth Clothing

$100 - all the above benefits AND a free raffle ticket

Note: admission tickets will not be mailed to you. You will receive email reminders with event links, so please make sure the email you provide during check out is one you frequently use.
Tickets may also be purchased by mailing cash or check to Albany Center Gallery, 488 Broadway, Suite 107, Albany NY, 12207. Please include your full name, phone number, and valid email address.
This year we are offering different levels of general admission. It will be a virtual event, but you will receive physical items in a Gala Care Package (GCP). Levels correspond to what will be included in your GCP. Each General Admission ticket sold to the MasquerAid for Art Gala will be entered into a raffle to win a special, private dinner at ACG. More details in regards to this dinner coming soon. 


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Raffle Tickets!

Click here to buy your tickets! Purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win one of three prizes at ACG's MasquerAid for Art Gala.

Raffle tickets are one (1) for $25 or five (5) for $100.

Grand Prize – One week timeshare vacation at a 4 star or better-rated resort, accommodations for 2 - 4 persons, with a 2 year travel window, and a $500 VISA Gift Card for use toward expenses. Minimum package value of $1,750. Winner's choice of destinations includes Las Vegas, NV; Orlando, FL; Sedona, AZ, or a resort within driving distance of the Capital Region. Dates, specific resorts, and size of accommodations subject to availability.
2nd Prize - $500 Gift Card.
3rd Prize - $250 Dining Card to The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

Tickets may also be purchased by mailing cash or check to Albany Center Gallery, 488 Broadway, Suite 107, Albany NY, 12207. Please include your full name, phone number, and valid email address.
Click here for rules and restrictions. 


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We are working with local small business Grate Expectations to bring you some food the night of the Gala! These are open to everyone, even if you do not plan to attend the event. For $35, with a portion of the proceeds donated back to ACG, you can enjoy a 7"x7" graze box delivered right to your door. Yes, there are vegan and vegetarian options. Order one here! (Free Delivery within 10-mile radius of Latham NY. Delivery above 10-mile radius is subject to a $0.79/mile charge for a maximum of 25miles. All deliveries will be made by 5 p.m. on Friday November 20th)


Art is essential, in both good and bad times. We invite our community to come together to “aid art” at ACG’s 2020 MasquerAid for Art Gala

The event will take place virtually on Friday, November 20th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a virtual Speakeasy dance party from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m..

For decades, we have been hosting an annual fundraising art party that attendees are not quick to forget. This will not be your typical virtual gathering. We will have our awards ceremony (presenting the Mona Ruth Brickman Memorial Artist of the Year Award and the Les Urbach Lifetime Achievement Award), an online silent auction filled with art and other sought after items, a virtual dance party, and oh so much more! This year we get the best of both worlds, the party as well as being able to enjoy it from the comfort of home. 

By participating, you will be taking an active role in keeping visual art alive in Albany, while contributing firsthand to our region’s rich culture, economic livelihood, and history. 

Join the Honorary Committee.

Be a Corporate Sponsor.

Donate an Auction item.


Thank you to our supporters for the Gala so far (as of 10/24/20):

Corporate Sponsors:


Albany Parking Authority, Albany Wine & Dine for the Arts Festival, David Phaff & Howard Hanna Real Estate Services


Kevin Dubner - VP & Wealth Manager, Steward Partners Global Advisory


Lavelle & Finn, LLP, Redburn Development Partners


Accounting for All, RJ McNamara Financial Advisors


Rosenblum Companies, Stewart's Shops, Ten Eyck Group, Troy Web Consulting


Downtown Albany BID,  Fort Orange Press, Key Private Bank


Honorary Committee:


Ellen Brickman, Kevin & Cindi Dubner, Kendall Gardner, Carol Anne Germain, Mara Ginsberg, Carlsbury Gonzalez & Patricia Triller, William M. Harris & Holly Katz, David Hochfelder & Ann Pfau, Ellen Jabbur, Annette Nanes & Scott Meyer, Chet & Karen Opalka, William O. Pettit III, David Phaff, Hillary Raimo, Joann Ryan, I. David Swawite, Congressman Paul Tonko,  Upstate Artists Guild


David Brickman & Karen Ciancetta, Dorice Brickman, James J. Carr, Sue & Mickey Cleary, James M Gaughan & Keith Lee, Gary Gold & Nancy Pierson, Tammis Groft,  Daniel & Rita Papandrea, Theresa & Carl Swidorski


Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, Peter & Lauren Gannon, Mark & Melanie Greenspan, Jessica & Thomas Hansen, Stuart Horn & Kathleen Sole, Mary Kate & Mark McCarty,  Susan Richardson, Julia Rosen, Rosemarie V. Rosen,  Mayor Kathy Sheehan


Auction & Artist Donors:

Albany Foreign Auto Service, Alchemist Salon, Fern Apfel, Arlene's Artist Materials, Bella Napoli, Michelle Bowen, Ellen Brickman, Colonial Cleaners, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Dove & Deer, Kevin & Cindi Dubner, Fort Orange General Store,  Carlsbury Gonzalez, Grate Expectations, Jessica Hansen, William Harris, Hoffman Car Wash, Honest Weight Food Co-op, Jovilla White, Holly Katz, Lark Street Tattoo, Lori Lawrence, Tina Lincer, Lysenko Dental, Linda Macaione, Willie Marlowe, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Nine Pin Ciderworks, Hazal Ozturk, David Phaff,  Acadia Rae, River Garden Studio, Cindy Schultz, Shaker Heritage Society, South End Powder Coating, USS Slater, Takeyce Walter