Philanthropists and art lovers alike joined together for an evening to Unmask a World of Art, Culture & Beauty at Patrons of the Prado’s 2018 Masterpiece Gala.
THE PARTY One of the most enchanting events of the year, Patrons of the Prado’s Masquerade in the Park brought in a flood of San Diego’s most notable socialites. To celebrate 21 philanthropical years of benefiting Balboa Park’s arts and culture organizations, Spreckels Organ Pavilion was transformed into an alluring dreamscape for masked guests. THE GUESTS Dazzling attendees, including glamorous gala chairs Merridee Book, Stephanie Brown and Roxi Link, along with the president of Patrons of the Prado, Clarice Perkins, celebrated with sunset cocktails, live entertainment and a sumptuous dinner created by Pamplemousse Grille’s chef, Jeffrey Strauss. THE HIGHLIGHTS After the special presentations, live auction and a series of performaces—which included the San Diego Opera Chorus and San Diego Ballet—guests turned to NRG for danceworthy tunes, ending the sultry summer night on a high note. -Lexi Sunberg
Photos by Gilda Adler