Palate to Palette

It was a gorgeous night! Thank you so much to our guests, artists, volunteers, restaurants, and sponsors for making Palate to Palette such a huge success. Save the date for Thursday, October 20, 2022!

We are delighted to announce that Palate to Palette, the Lyme Art Association’s signature fundraising gala, is happening this year! This fun event features sumptuous fine food from top restaurants and caterers, and silent auction of brand new artwork from member artists.

Save the Date for Palate to Palette event

Del-Bourree Bach, “A Misty Moment”, acrylic, 15×21

We are delighted to feature Del-Bourree Bach’s piece “A Misty Moment” in our auction and on our invitation this year. Del is an Elected Artist, former board member, and active volunteer at the Lyme Art Association.

Please note that a Health and Safety Affidavit must be completed in order to attend Palate to Palette. All guests must either be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have negative results from a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours before the event. Masks are encouraged, but not required at the event.

All proceeds help support the Lyme Art Association’s exhibitions and special projects, ensuring that this wonderful community of artists and art lovers continues to thrive. 

Click here to see the full gallery of photos from 2019.

Event Committee: Debbi Goodman (Co-Chair), Kim Sapia (Co-Chair), Del-Bourree Bach, Melissa Imossi, Lois Lawrence, Barbara Resnick, Erin Schaaf, Paul Sellier, and Fran Violante. 

A big thank you to all of our participating restaurants and caterers: Bacari SocialCoffee’s Country Market, [chow] Food and Beverage Co., Fromage Fine Foods & Coffees, Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort and Marina, Old Lyme Inn, and A Thyme to Cook.

restaurant thank you


Four-Color Sponsors:


Lee and Michele Mergy


Benchmark Wealth Management


Northstar Pulp and Paper

Three-Color Sponsors:

The Antonacci Family Foundation

Fox Hopyard Golf Club 

KV Designs

Meyers Brothers Kalicka

Northstar Recycling

Reynolds’ Subaru & Boats

River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

Sapia Builders

Shoreline Eye Group

Brewster & Judith Perkins – Smith Brothers Insurance

Waterview Landscaping

Two-Color Sponsors:

Bogaert Construction, MJ DeRisio, Island Cove Marina, J. Polep Distribution Services, Joe Mayo & Kim Rivest, Brenna & Ron Sadowsky, Ted Schaaf – Citizens Securities, Inc., Paul Sellier, Tidal Counseling LLC


Advanced Family Dentistry of Old Lyme, Del & Kristen Bach, Bartlett Fine Art Ltd., Cari Blanchard, Robert Buda & Cynthia Carlson, Maura Cochran, Roger Crampton Plumbing & Heating, Ruth Eren, Goebel Family Dentistry LLC, Kathy and Daniel Goodman Family Fund, Jeff & Barb Koenig, Sarah Stifler Lucas, Middlesex Hospital, Novak Brothers Landscaping, Robert Meyer, Bobbie & John Padgett, Juner & Mark Patnode, Eleanor Perkins, John M. Picard – Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Judy Rasmuson, Steven & Frani Ross, William & Sandra Rueb, John and Marcella Schweizer Fund, Katherine Simmons, V.F. McNeil & Company, Fran Violante, John & Pandora Wohler

Additional Support Provided By:

Connected Systems

Connecticut Rental

Wholesale Frame Company

Scully Land Design

Essex Printing

Jerry's Artarama of CT

A special thank you to Andy and Cindy Lightner, our photographers!

Thank you so much to our event sponsors and patrons! Your support for the arts in Old Lyme means the world to us.

Interested in sponsoring this wonderful event? Contact Development Manager Elsbeth Dowd at 860-434-7802 or, or click here for more information. 

Plans subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and Ledge Light Health District.

© 2015 Lyme Art Association. Design by Lise Gazzillo.