First Friday in May Gala at the Gallery

First Friday in May - Gala at the Gallery 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Join us for our third annual Gala, an art party featuring creative bites from Stratford's favourite chefs and restaurants, live music by Brad Canning and the GrooVes, a live art auction with host Steve Rae, a silent auction and creative art activities.  Gala at the Gallery supports our exhibition and art education programs.


For tickets, contact Christine Lee at or,

Click here to purchase tickets or make a donation.

  • Tunes by Brad Canning and the GrooVes
  • Doors open at 7 PM
  • Creative Bites from Stratford's best Culinary Artists
  • Live art auction at 8 PM
  • Silent auction throughout the evening ending at 10:30 PM
  • Art Activities 
  • Dancing from 9 till late

$75    Members who also attended the 2018 Gala*  Special price

$85    Member  

$100  Non-Members 


Check out our on-line auction - more items being added every week!

Click HERE for our online auction




The success of our events is due to the dedication of our amazing volunteers.  If you love parties we would love your help.  We are always looking for volunteers willing to share their skills.




2018 Gala information:

Friday, May 4, 2018, 7pm - midnight

Support Gallery Stratford’s Exhibition and Art Education Programs by Celebrating With a Creative Evening of Live Music, Local Bites, Cash Bar, Silent & Live Auction, and Dancing.

Live Music by Stratford's own Thorn & Roses

Honorary Co-Chairs: John Wolfe & Kristin Sainsbury

Hosts and Auctioneers: Rick Orr & Pete Thomas

Pre-bid now on both live and silent auction items. Online pre-bidding closes at 12pm on Friday, May 4th:

The top bid online at this time becomes the opening bid at the gala. Be sure to buy your tickets now, so you don't miss out on any of these great items!

Purchase 2018 Tickets:

$95 for Non-Gallery Members      

$85 for Gallery Members

Party with your Friends and purchase our $300 Early Bird Party Pack 
(Only available to Gallery Stratford members. Includes admission for you and three friends)

Not a Gallery Stratford Member? Purchase your membership HERE.

For more information on the First Friday in May - Gala at the Gallery, please contact the Gallery at 519-271-5271 x221.


Special thanks to our Gala at the Gallery Supporters:

Sponsored by:

Barlow Smisek Dentistry - BDO Stratford - Classic Art - Home & Company Real Estate - International Graphics - KMP & Associates Creative & Communications Services - Tim & Alexandra Macdonald - James & Connie Macdougall - Barb McMahon & Alan Mailloux - Monteith Ritsma Phillips LLP - Orr Insurance & Investment - Punch & Judy Inc - Rambri Management Inc - Re/max a-b Realty Ltd Brokerage - Stratford Blooms - Stratford Chefs School - Turner Plumbing & Heating - Marcel & Edith Van Hulle - Village Studios - Wayne & Joanne Young


Creative Bites and Beverages provided by:

Black Swan Brewing Co. - Brenda’s Place & Bakery - The Bruce Hotel - The Butcher, The Baker - A Cuppa Sugar - Downie Street Bakehouse - Edison’s Café Bar - ESKA Natural Spring Water - The Farm Juice Co. - Food at Your Fingertips - Foster’s Inn - Junction 56 Distillery - Kandy Cakes - The Milky Whey  - Monforte Dairy - Moss Berry Farm - Pazzo Taverna + Pizzeria - Perfect Pastry - revel - Revival House - Rheo Thompson Candies - Sirkel Foods - Soup Surreal