Moonlight Gala 2020

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Moonlight Gala 2020

Celebrate at the Home to the Art of Canada

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven in style at the greatest party under the stars. Indulge in gourmet food, signature cocktails, 1920s glamour and nonstop dancing with the incredible sounds of the Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra!

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Amidst these unprecedented times we have, with regret, decided that the safest course of action is to postpone the Moonlight Gala scheduled for June 6th. A new date of October 1st, 2020 has been confirmed with our lead sponsor Hatch who has given us their complete support in this difficult decision.

We have confirmed the availability of our primary vendors and partners and will continue to contact all event sponsors, supporters, and volunteers to keep everyone up to date.

We will also continue to press forward to make the Gala even more spectacular among the fall colours! The unique combination of art, culture and nature that the McMichael brings to the community seems even more important in today’s world and we look forward to celebrating after the challenges we are currently facing have passed.

Thank you so much to everyone for your continued dedication and support! I hope that you and your families are all well and safe.

Please reach out to either myself, Leslie, or Lisa if you have any questions, suggestions, or want clarification on any points.

All the very best!

Debra Fenwick, Chair
Moonlight Gala 2020

In 2020, we will be celebrating the achievement of the Group of Seven on the centenary of their first exhibition with a special installation of work from our permanent collection called “A Like Vision”: The Group of Seven at 100. This beautiful exhibition will be the landmark showcase of these artists in this centenary year, and what could be more fitting?

While the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a place of pilgrimage for those who love the Group of Seven, it is also the home of the art of Canada in its many diverse manifestations. Also on this year is an exhibition of new work by John Hartman (a fascinating showcase of portraits of Canadian writers), and over the summer what is sure to be a revelatory exhibition of 30 Canadian women artists who were contemporaries of the Group of Seven.

The Moonlight Gala is an opportunity for us all to appreciate and support the art of Canada, as well as being a fantastic party! If you haven’t been yet, you are missing out on a wonderful evening in a magical place.

Join us in celebrating in 2020!

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

Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra

Back by popular demand!
One of Canada’s most successful, dynamic and unique entertainment groups, Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra is known for its big sound and the energetic stage-presence of its 14-piece orchestra. We are excited for them to take the stage and crank up the party!

Humber College Musicians

The McMichael is thrilled to present live music provided by students and recent graduates from the renowned music program at Humber College. Humber’s four-year Bachelor of Music degree program is unlike any other in North America. By combining the latest recording technologies and entrepreneurial business strategies with high-level performance, production, songwriting and composition in jazz, pop, R&B, Latin, and world music, Humber graduates are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in today’s music world. Thank you to Humber College’s School of Creative & Performing Arts for connecting us with the great musicians you hear this evening.

More entertainers to be announced soon!

Without our sponsors and partners, the McMichael Moonlight Gala would not be possible. Their generosity is more than appreciated and does not go unnoticed.

Presenting Sponsor


Education Sponsors


Automotive Partner


Community Partners


Corporate Patrons


Media Partners


Catering Partner


Creative Partners


Official Travel Partner


Every year, the Live and Silent Auctions are always a big part of the Moonlight Gala. Our generous art-minded donors have contributed some incredible items. Stay tuned for a look at the 2020 items!

A Blast from the Past

The 2019 Moonlight Gala was a spectacular event! See for yourself.

View 2019 photo album

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