2023 Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration!

Saturday, November 11, 2023
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Cellist and Hermitage Fellow Dorothy Lawson performing at our 2021 Artful Lobster; Composer, performer, and Hermitage Fellow Daniel Bernard Roumain performing at our 2019 Artful Lobster; and our special guest Artsy the Artful Lobster.

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.

To purchase Sponsorships/Tickets, please contact:
Amy Wallace

(941) 475-2098, Ext. 2.

$10,000 Premiere Sponsor
– Podium recognition.
– VIP table of ten.
– Champagne for your table.
– Table photo with Hermitage Fellow(s).
– Acknowledgment on program and website.

$5,000 Platinum Sponsor
– VIP table of eight.
– Champagne for your table.
– Table photo with Hermitage Fellow(s).
– Acknowledgment on program and website.

$3,500 Gold Sponsor
– Premiere table of six.
– Acknowledgment on program and website.

$2,500 Silver Sponsor
Seating for four.
Acknowledgement on program and website.

$1,250 Benefactor
– Seating for two.
– Acknowledgement on program and website.

*Anticipated non-tax-deductible value is $100 per person.

2023 Artful Lobster Co-Chairs

Terry Brackett and Suzette & Tim Flood


Carol White Bold & Larry Bold

Stave & Dale Adler
Gerald & Sondra Biller
Terry Brackett
Robyn & Charles Citrin
Carole Crosby & Larry Wickless
Susan Erhart
Suzette & Tim Flood
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Liz & Duncan Richardson
Jennifer Steans & Jim Kastenholz

Ellen Berman & Roy Cohen
Bulrush Foundation
Donald & Kate Harris
Stephanie & Gene Jones
Flora Major
Charlotte & Charles Perret
Nelda Thompson

Maryann Casey
Alice & David Court
Marletta Darnall
David & Linda Green
Key Agency, Inc.
Ed & Claudia Swan

Judy & Eladio Amores
Jim Bennett
B. Aline Blanchard & Arthur Siciliano
Patricia & Chris Caswell
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Debbie & Larry Haspel
Gigi & Ben Huberman
Richard Johnson & Deborah Kalb
Peter Offringa & Allison Gregory
Scott Osborne
Hobart & Janis Swan
Leon & Marysue Wechsler
Williams Parker Attorneys at Law
Mary Lou Winnick

Event Partners

Health & Safety

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.


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.