The Art Association of Harrisburg presents numerous special events throughout the year, providing artistic enjoyment for our  patrons and art-lovers in the community  as well as generating funds in support of our cultural programs. AAH special events include such varied offerings as our major annual Gala, Summer Soirees, the annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk, a holiday Soiree, concerts, art history lectures, art demonstrations and Psychic Galleries with William Stillman.

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The Art Association’s major annual fundraiser will be THE DERBY DAY GALA, set for Saturday, May 6, at the Country Club of Harrisburg, coinciding with the famous Kentucky Derby itself that evening.

The Gala, scheduled for 5 to 9 PM, will commence with a cocktail hour from 5 to 6 PM, with the Race as the centerpiece of the event at 6:24 PM. Arriving guests will be greeted with complementary authentic mint juleps in official Kentucky Derby glasses, and will enjoy the lively music of Kayla Keating’s Two-Beat Dames.

A themed silent auction and wine pull will be part of the cocktail hour, with a seated dinner afterwards at 6:45 PM. The silent auction will continue until 8:30 PM, with a hat and costume competition at 8 PM. Grand Marshalls for the Gala are David Skerpon and Chris Baldrige, and they will also serve as the costume judges.

DJ Jonathan Frazier will provide music throughout the evening, appropriate to the Kentucky Derby theme. And of course – HATS are encouraged for attendees – lavish or modest both accepted!​

Online reservations now available below!


Expect the unexpected on Saturday, April 8, 2023 as psychic William Stillman (left) returns for another evening of entertainment from 6-8:30 pm.

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