2021 Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration!

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 invitation, 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 invitation, program, and website.

$2,000 Silver Sponsor
Preferred seating for four.
(For an additional $200, you may request a private table, or two individual two-tops.)
Acknowledgement on invitation, program, and website.

$1,000 Benefactor
– Preferred seating for two. (Private table available for $200 surcharge.)
– Acknowledgement on invitation, program, and website.

*Non-tax-deductible value is $100 per person; single tickets not available at this time due to limited capacity.

For sponsorship information, contact:

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

Last Year’s Co-Chairs, Sponsors, and Media Partners…

2020 Co-Chairs
Flora Major and Leslie Edwards


Steve and Dale Adler
Robyn and Charles Citrin
Marletta and Bob Darnall
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Charlotte and Charles Perret

Carol White Bold and Larry Bold
Christine Boone
Key Agency, Inc.
David and Linda Green
Flora Major
Addie Morrison


Dr. Susan M. Brainerd and Alan R. Quinby
 Henriette van Eck and Martin Poretsky
Ruth and Andy Maass
Tina and Dan Napoli
Janet & John McIntyre / Jackie & John Ruthman

Ellen Berman and Roy Cohen
Terry Brackett
Maryann Casey
Centennial Bank
Carole Crosby and Larry Wickless
Jan and Bill Farber
Peggy Hunt
Jeanette Hyde
Sherry and Tom Koski
Sarah and George Pappas
Mary Lou and Edward Winnick


*As of October 27, 2020


The health and safety of our guests, artists, and staff are top priorities. As one of the first events of the 2020 fall season, 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.