Artful Lobster

Saturday, November 9, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

See photos from the festive 2019 Artful Lobster:
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Observer

Where can you savor … a luscious lobster feast … an inspirational performance … great fun and dear friends … at a historic beachfront retreat? The Artful Lobster, of course!

The highly popular Artful Lobster is our signature fundraising event, and the only one to take place on our Manasota Key Gulf-front campus. With luscious lobster, a complete gourmet buffet, live entertainment by Hermitage fellow Daniel Bernard Roumain, and an anticipated auction, the Artful Lobster kicks off the season for friends across our community.

Co-chaired by Susan Brainerd and Susan McLeod, all proceeds support the Hermitage mission: inspiring the artists of our time

$5,000 Platinum Sponsor – Premier table for 10, reserved parking, program and podium recognition
$3,000 Gold Sponsor – Premier table for 10, program listing
$1,750 Silver Sponsor – Preferred table seating for five, program listing
$1,000 Benefactor – Premier seating for two, program listing
$350 Patron – Preferred seating for one
$190 Guest – Single ticket

Non-tax-deductible value of each ticket is $90.

Take a free, round-trip trolley to the Artful Lobster!

Enjoy a complimentary, air-conditioned trolley ride to and from the Artful Lobster – complete with cold beverages! You will arrive at the Hermitage at 11:00 am.

Pick up location #1: Bay Plaza Condominium, 1276 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota
Prompt departure: 10:00 am
Valet parking provided. Please arrive 15 minutes early to park and check in with trolley host.

Pick up location #2: Westfield Siesta Shopping Center, South Siesta Drive Entrance, Sarasota
Prompt departure: 10:15 am
Park near Lucky’s Market at the north side of the mall. Please arrive 15 minutes early to park and check in with trolley host.

11:00 am
• Registration and silent auction – bidding closes 12:00 pm
• Specialty drinks and island music
12:15 pm
• Performance by Hermitage Artist Daniel Bernard Roumain
• Followed by lobster buffet
1:30 pm
• Live auction and paddle raise – auctioneer Brent Greeno
2:00 pm
• Closing remarks

Susan Brainerd and Susan McLeod, Co-Chairs
Kate Alexander, Marjorie Broughton, Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Joan Golub, Barbara May, Julia McClung, Sheila Moore, Joy Norwood, Charlotte Perret, Michéle Des Verney Redwine, Lisa Rubinstein


Dale and Steve Adler
Marletta and Bob Darnall
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Larry Bold and Carol White Bold
Dr. Susan M. Brainerd and Alan R. Quinby
Robyn and Chuck Citrin
Carole Crosby and Larry Wickless
Leslie Edwards and David Dignam
Don and Kate Harris
Peggy Hunt
Key Agency, Inc.
Charlotte and Charles Perret
David and Linda Green
Ruth and Andy Maass
Joy Norwood
Michéle Des Verney Redwine
Susan McLeod
Carolyn Michel and Howard Millman
Herald-Tribune Media Group, Corporate Media Sponsor
Sarasota Magazine, Magazine Sponsor
WSLR, Radio Sponsor

Enjoy these smiling faces from previous Artful Lobsters …