Moonlight Gala 2022

The McMichael Moonlight Gala 2022 raised more than $800,000 in support of the art of Canada, including a generous $100,000 donation from our Honorary Patron and Mayor of the City of Vaughan, the Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C. Funds raised go directly towards supporting the McMichael’s community-based education programs and world-class exhibitions. THANK YOU to the donors, corporate sponsors, volunteers, and guests who made this event possible.

We look forward to seeing you next year Saturday, June 3, for the McMichael Moonlight Gala 2023!

Gala Highlights

The 2022 Moonlight Gala was a spectacular evening!

For pictures of the event, please visit our Facebook page

Moonlight Gala 2022

AN EVENING IN CELEBRATION OF CANADIAN ART

Celebrate in style at the greatest party under the stars. Enjoy an elegant spring soirée amid the soaring pines featuring culinary delights, live music, dancing and online auction.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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HONORARY CHAIRS
John and Katia Bianchini

HONORARY PATRON
Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C.
Mayor, City of Vaughan

CO-CHAIRS
Debra Fenwick and Laura Mirabella

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Save the Date!

NEW! ONLINE ART AUCTION *BIDDING NOW CLOSED*

A selection of artworks generously donated by Canadian artists:

Stephen ANDREWS
Robert BURLEY
Edward BURTYNSKY
Kim DORLAND
Steve DRISCOLL
John HARTMAN
Alexa HATANAKA
Wanda KOOP
Landon MACKENZIE
Kristine MORAN
Charles PACHTER
Jon SASAKI
Monica TAP
Margaux WILLIAMSON

Click on an image for a larger view and artwork details.

Now, more than ever, we are reimagining our commitment as a good neighbor, both out in the community and on our grounds. We believe that the McMichael is an incredibly dynamic place where people can come together, to see the world—and themselves—anew through art.

For every inspiring encounter I have with an educator, artist, parent or visitor to our museum, there are countless people making a difference in Vaughan whom we have yet to reach. It is our task and great honour to find new ways to serve our city—and all those who love it—through the transformative power of art. I look forward to continuing to update you on our shared progress.

Thank you for supporting the McMichael and helping continue to do this work as part of this community.

Ian A.C. Dejardin, Executive Director
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Welcome to the McMichael Moonlight Gala 2022. It is wonderful to be celebrating the very best of Canadian art and artists with the McMichael, a national treasure situated in the heart of Vaughan. Our communities have shown great resilience over the past two years, and we look to the healing power of art and nature to restore the spirit. I encourage everyone to spend time with friends and family at the McMichael – its lively exhibition and education programs, and spectacular grounds celebrate the richness of the arts, support the needs of our local communities, and are welcoming to all.  

My profound gratitude goes to our generous community supporters on whom the continued success of this important organization relies. 

Thank you.  

Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C.
Mayor, City of Vaughan

This year Katia and I are privileged and delighted to be hosting the Moonlight Gala. All of you know about and share our passion for Canadian art and understand the important role the McMichael plays in the development of Canadian artists and in celebrating the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and contemporary artists. We believe that the visual arts offer transformative experiences and will play a central role in our collective recovery. We are proud to be part of this dynamic cultural community and are always surprised and delighted at all the McMichael has to offer, here in Vaughan, and from coast to coast to coast. Thank you to all who support this important and inspiring institution, home to the art of Canada.

John and Katia Bianchini

Hatch is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. We believe that to be relevant in today’s world and to develop great ideas that have real impact, our engineers need to broaden their thinking. This includes redefining our relationship with the arts. We rely on creativity for the creation of everything we design and build. The traditional role of engineers as scientists, mathematicians, and builders is not enough to tackle the challenges of today’s society. We need to be renaissance engineers, and gather new ideas from a variety of influences, including the arts. It is the arts that stimulate us, encourage us, develop us, and support us in tackling today’s most vexing challenges.

Hatch is proud to be presenting the Moonlight Gala 2022 in support of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and their contribution to building a thriving creative community that benefits us all.

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It is our great honour to co-chair the McMichael Moonlight Gala 2022 and after two years of disruption, we are thrilled to welcome you back. This event is taking place as families in Vaughan and communities across the GTA are emerging from the effects of the pandemic, and we look to art as a source of inspiration, resilience and joy. Our sincere thanks to Honorary Co-Chairs John and Katia Bianchini, to Hatch for their outstanding support as Presenting Sponsor, and to our Honorary Patron, the Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C. Profound gratitude goes to the Moonlight Gala 2022 Committee, the McMichael Board of Trustees and the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, and most of all to the McMichael’s community of sponsors, donors, and members. Thank you for your ongoing support as we look forward to a bright year ahead and a strong future at the McMichael.

Debra Fenwick and Laura Mirabella
Co-Chairs, Moonlight Gala 2022

Debra Fenwick, Co-Chair
Laura Mirabella, Co-Chair
Elvira Caria
Nella Contardi
Sonia Contardi
Robert Dunigan
Andrew W. Dunn
Joyce Frustaglio
Phillip Gevik
Corban Hu
Debra Kwinter
Jacoline Loewen
Matthew Liberatore
Fiona O’Brien
Susan Reid
Glenn Sakaki
Mandy Siu
Shirley Zerfas
 

Rajib Ahsan
Amachris Corporation
Sara Angel
Andries Auret
Salah Bachir
Bruce Bailey
Rohan Barnett
John and Katia Bianchini
Eduardo Bello
David Bernardo
Joe Canavan
Norman Chen
Carly Crisp
Jeff Crosby
Canadian Fine Arts Gallery
Mohamed Dali
Paul Dinelle
Karen Downey
Tolga Ersahin
Michael Fedoroff
Jack and Penny Fenwick
Rob Francki
Antonia Gonzalez
Hal Gould
Walter Harapiak
Maral and Simon Hasserjian
Daniel Hasratian
Henry Ichiyen
Randy McMeekin
Kelly Murumets
David Mutombo
Marc-Antoine Parent
Josh Picov
Milena Price
Ali Rasouli
Stephane Raymond
Markus Rebmann
Mike Rencheck
Glenn Sakaki
Michael Schatz
Alim Somani
Michael Sutherland
Nils Voermann
Sylvia Wong

PLEASE NOTE: This list was current of May 25, 2022. Please refer to moonlightgala.mcmichael.com for a complete listing of donors