Gala & Party

You are invited to The Walters Gala & Party
Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Walters Gala & Party offers a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other in Baltimore.

The Gala & Party provides crucial funds to sustain programs, exhibitions, and operations, and helps us promote literacy, arts, and intergenerational learning. In the coming year, we expect to welcome over 155,000 people at the museum, including 30,000+ preK-12 students and teachers who will take part in free school tours and outreach.

This year’s Gala & Party theme, Modern Nouveau, takes inspiration from a new major exhibition of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style opening at the museum in October. Guests will see a modern twist on art nouveau as we transform museum spaces for this spectacular event.

A special thank you to the event sponsors.

The Gala
6 p.m.–midnight

The evening begins with a cocktail reception on the Sculpture Court, followed by a three-course gourmet dinner served in the galleries. While dessert is finishing, the Party is just beginning. Guests will want to stay and dance the night away or enjoy a nightcap in one of the after-dinner lounges sponsored by Lewis Contractors and Wells Fargo.


The Party
9 p.m.–midnight

Party guests enjoy an open bar, light fare, desserts, and dancing on the Sculpture Court.



The 2018 Walters Gala & Party: Metamorphosis welcomed over 700 guests and helped raise more than $550,000 in support of the Walters, making it our most successful fundraising event to date.  To relive the evening or experience it for the first time, check out the photos and photo booth. We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Gala & Party!