Palate to Palette Sponsorship

Join us in bringing art to life at the Lyme Art Association

Enjoy a festive evening in support of a thriving arts community in Old Lyme. Support practicing artists and inspire a love of art!

We invite you to join us as a sponsor of Palate to Palette, our annual fundraising gala. Event sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity to increase your exposure within the community and while furthering your commitment to the arts.

Palate to Palette features sumptuous fine food from top regional restaurants and caterers, a silent auction of brand new artwork from our member artists, and a live auction of works by some of our most recognized artists. Attendance is approximately 250.

This year’s event will be on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 6 – 9 pm. 

Our guests come from towns along the Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline, including Old Lyme, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Westbrook, Madison, East Lyme, Waterford, Mystic, Stonington, and beyond. They include year-round residents, second-home owners, and visitors who are attracted to the town’s beautiful shoreline, historic character, and artistic heritage.

We are honored to have your support at whatever level is most comfortable for you. We provide recognition leading up to and at the event, opportunities for face-to-face interaction with potential customers, and strong social media presence promoting your support of this special event.

sponsor benefits for Palate to Palette

Ready to commit? You can make your contribution online, call us at 860-434-7802, or send a check to the Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371. 

For more information contact Elsbeth Dowd, Development Manager, at 860-434-7802 or 

The Lyme Art Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.   

  • A Century of Inspiration

    July 30 – Sept. 16, 2021

    A Century of Inspiration is an exhibit dedicated to celebrating the 100th anniversary of our beloved gallery. We are asking artists to look back at the work of the original art colony for inspiration. Bucolic landscapes with cows or sheep, woodland interiors, gardens beside a cottage, mountain laurels in bloom, bridges, porch scenes, moonlit nocturnes, portraits and so much more would be appropriate subject matter for this show. LAA is not looking for copies of the originals or asking artists to work in a style that is not their own, but to be inspired by the subject matter, color, and spirit of the founding members of LAA.

    All participants will be eligible for the following prizes, 1st $500, 2nd $250 and 3rd $125. 

    Open to all LAA member artists. Please download the prospectus for more details.

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