The David Lawrence Center and Foundation’s 2016 Live Life in Color! Gala will be an imaginative experience of colorful expression like no other. This year, rather than a faraway land, we turn our attention to life, lived right here, in Paradise. White sands, blue skies, golden sunsets, lush greenery, colors explode all around us and entangle us in a web of vibrant beauty. Despite this beauty, far too many people in our community spend their days wandering in a hazy fog, their vision clouded by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and addiction. With help from the David Lawrence Center, these men, women and children are learning to wipe away the gray and begin to live life in color.
Live Life in Color! will feature nationally known performance artist, entertainer and speaker Michael Israel who pairs his renowned paint performance with heart-pounding live music that captivates his audience. This is an interactive event that leaves onlookers feeling exhilarated and fulfilled. His art will be auctioned off after the dinner in support of the David Lawrence Center. To learn more about Michael’s unique art, please visit MichaelIsrael.com
Michael will create five 6’ canvases which will be auctioned off later in the night. Half of these proceeds will go to the David Lawrence Center. There will also be a silent auction during the evening.
The event will include hors d’oeuvres, a three course plated dinner, dessert course with full bar and table wine service.
The evening’s suggested attire is cocktail attire.
Previous years’ events have been named the Best Themed Event by Gulfshore Life magazine, one of the Spring Season’s most memorable fundraising parties by Naples Illustrated magazine and Best Event Theme by The Journal.
Proceeds will benefit the mission, operations and expansion of the David Lawrence Center’s innovative, comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience behavioral, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges.
Polly Keller and William and Kathy O’Neill
Branch Banking & Trust (BBT)
Brown & Brown Insurance/Florida Blue
Cummings & Lockwood, LLC
Gulf Coast Construction
Investor’s Security Trust
Naples Daily News
Robyn Pfister Griffin, PA
The Stephens Group – UBS Private Wealth Management
Truly Nolen of America, Inc.