AGH Dream: A Virtual Gala

One day we will all look back at 2020 and wonder, "was it all a dream?" Until then, in an effort to keep our community safe and healthy, we are bringing the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Annual Gala to you virtually this year with the AGH Dream: A Virtual Gala Experience. 

Now more than ever, your support of this major annual fundraiser will make a critical impact on the future vibrancy of the Gallery and the communities we support. The AGH Dream: A Virtual Gala Experience is a demonstration of our collective spirit and ability to come together in new ways. As one of the most influential events of the season, we're pleased to welcome you to enjoy behind-the-scenes gallery footage, video performances by Terra Lightfoot, Logan Staats, and the Hamilton City Ballet, along with access to our ever-popular auction - all celebrated virtually from the comforts of your home. Enhance your experience by adding a specialty, locally sourced culinary package, available by delivery to your home or curbside pickup at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. 


All proceeds from the AGH Dream: A Virtual Gala Experience will go toward building and serving communities through AGH exhibitions and public programs.


Featuring Special Guests & Performances

Max Francis

Master of Ceremonies

Terra Lightfoot


Hamilton City Ballet


Logan Staats


Layla Black


Sylvia Nickerson


Online Auction

Artists, individuals and organizations from across Ontario have generously contributed items to this unique auction. All proceeds will go toward building and serving communities through AGH exhibitions, services, and public programming. Thank you for your much needed support.

Auction opens: Tuesday, November 10 at 12:00 pm

Auction closes: Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 pm

Email for assistance.

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7 bids
Current Bid
Bob & Maggie Carr Wine Lot
Wine Lovers Unite for a "lot" of wine curated espe...
3 bids
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Morning Thunderclouds and Waves
E. Robert Ross, "Morning Thunderclouds and Waves",...
6 bids
Current Bid
AGH Private Vault Tour
Private AGH Vault Tour for 6 with Senior Curator T...
2 bids
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Pears in A Glass
Pears in a Glass by Thomas Miller, 30 x 30 inches
6 bids
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Anne Marie Chagnon Revo Necklace
Revo is the perfect statement piece from Montreal...
2 bids
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Spring Poppy
Darlene Bolahood, Spring Poppy, acryllic on canvas...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Virtual Gala?

A virtual gala brings all the entertainment, food and beverages, auction, and inspiration right to your home. This means you will purchase tickets, bid on auction items, and take part in the celebration – all online.

Is there a deadline to register/buy tickets?

General access tickets will be available right up until the event starts on Saturday, November 28, 7:00 pm. If you wish to include food and beverage services with your registration, you must purchase your tickets by Monday November 23, 5:00pm. 

Do I have to commit to a delivery address when I register/buy tickets?

Yes. If you select the delivery option, you will need to provide a committed delivery address. Scheduled delivery times will be communicated the week leading up to the Gala. This service is limited to the Greater Hamilton Regions and the City of Burlington. Please ensure that someone aged 19+ is available to receive your delivery.

How can I communicate my dietary requirements?

You can indicate this when registering online. Follow up for food sensitivities and allergies can also be made by contacting us at by November 23, 5:00 pm.

How far do you deliver? 

Dining delivery will be available for the Greater Hamilton Region as well as the City of Burlington. Curbside pick-up options are also available. Please note, should you like to order tickets that include food & beverage services, you will need to register by Monday, November 23, 5:00 pm.

How can I become a sponsor?  

Sponsorships are available at the $5,000 and $10,000 level. You can treat up to 12 guests with a gourmet food and beverage package depending on your sponsorship level. Sponsors will be recognized through digital logo placements and social media recognition. Please email for more information.  

How long will the auction run?

The online auction bidding and ticket registration will open on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Bidding will continue until Saturday, November 28, 10:00 pm.

How do I pay for and collect my win(s)?

Email notifications will be sent to bid winners on Monday, November 30. All transactions will be made through credit card. Curbside pick-up for auction wins will be arranged upon payment.

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Art Gallery of Hamilton
The Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) is a provincially chartered non-profit organization and a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization, with the mandate to collect (in trust), preserve, exhibit, and interpret works of art for the community of Hamilton and beyond. Dedicated to engaging, stimulating, and enriching its audiences through art, the AGH is a public resource that conserves and communicates Canada’s artistic and cultural heritage, and explores contemporary and historical art within a local, national, and international context in a fiscally responsible way.
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