Patrons of the Prado 2018 Masterpiece Gala


Patrons of the Prado celebrated 21 years of giving July 7 with its annual Masterpiece Gala. The Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park was transformed into an enchanting backdrop, with this year’s themed “Masquerade in the Park.” The event included culture, arts and an elegant dinner by Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille. The evening also featured performances by the San Diego Opera, San Diego Ballet, and moonlight dancing to the magical sounds of NRG.

Since 1997, “the Patrons of the Prado has been committed to raising funds to support 10 arts, science and cultural institutions on the Prado in Balboa Park, and for programs that provide under-served school children educational access to the world-class treasures of Balboa Park, inspiring cultural fluency for future generations.” Visit