2021 Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration!

To inquire about the waitlist, please call Amy Wallace at (941) 475-2098, Ext. 2.

Saturday, November 13, 2021
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Composer, performer, and Hermitage Fellow Daniel Bernard Roumain (left) wowing the crowd at our 2019 Artful Lobster. Hermitage Fellow Ralph Farris (right), founding member and artistic director of ETHEL, performed at our 2020 Artful Lobster. 

See photos from the festive 2020 Artful Lobster
The Observer


The highly popular Artful Lobster is our signature fundraising event, and the only benefit to take place on our historic Gulf front campus on Manasota Key. With a luscious lobster feast catered by Michael’s On East and live entertainment featuring Hermitage Fellows, the Artful Lobster is anticipated as the season kick-off for many across our community.

$5,000 Platinum Sponsor
– VIP table of eight.
(For an additional $200, your table may be broken into smaller groups upon request.)
– Champagne for your table.
– Acknowledgment on program and website.
– Table photo with Hermitage Fellow(s).

$3,000 Gold Sponsor
– Premiere table of six.
(For an additional $200, your table may be broken into smaller groups upon request.)
– Acknowledgment on program and website.

$2,000 Silver Sponsor
Preferred seating for four.
(For an additional $200, your party may be broken into smaller groups upon request.)
Acknowledgement on program and website.

$1,000 Benefactor
– Preferred seating for two.
(For an additional $200, you may have a socially distanced table for two upon request.)
– Acknowledgement on program and website.

$350 Single Ticket
Extremely limited availability; maximum two single tickets.

*Non-tax-deductible value is $100 per person.

For sponsorship information, contact:

Amy Wallace
(941) 475-2098, Ext. 2.

2021 Co-Chairs
Charlie Huisking and Charlotte Perret


Carol White Bold and Larry Bold
Robyn and Charles Citrin
Marletta and Bob Darnall
Jan and Bill Farber
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
In Honor of Dr. George Pappas
Charlotte and Charles Perret
Jane and Mike Tellor

Ellen Berman and Roy Cohen
Christine Boone
Bulrush Foundation
Terry Brackett
Carole Crosby and Larry Wickless
Susan Erhart
David and Linda Green
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harris
Charlie Huisking
Key Agency, Inc.
Ed and Claudia Swan
Nelda Thompson


Steve and Dale Adler
Gerald and Sondra Biller
The Denton Family
John and Loralee Fisher
The Kamin Foundation
Liz and Duncan Richardson


Judy and Eladio Amores
Maryann Casey
Chris and Patricia Caswell
Centennial Bank
Lucie and David Lapovsky
Ruth and Andy Maass
Linda and Reid MacCluggage
Tina and Dan Napoli
Michael and Marie Pender
Bene and Joyce White
Mary Lou and Edward Winnick


*As of August 31, 2021


The health and safety of our guests, artists, and staff are top priorities. We are taking extra precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable outdoor celebration.


To read more about some of the additional measures we are taking this year, please CLICK HERE.


We understand your comfort level to attend the Artful Lobster is a personal choice, and we respect whatever decision you make. Please know we are taking significant measures to ensure that this event is as safe as any trip to the grocery store or outdoor dining experience. If you are unable to attend (or not comfortable to do so), we hope you will still consider supporting the Hermitage in this season as we work to provide a safe and inspiring atmosphere for artists who are creating the work that will enrich our lives for many years to come.