La Bella Notte: Corporators Ball 2018

Worcester Art Museum

6PM   Cocktail reception, auction, and dinner

9PM   La Dolce Vita - Drinks, desserts, and dancing


5/1/2018 UPDATE: We're pleased to announce that La Bella Notte was WAM's most successful fundraiser to date.

We're grateful to all who participated.


Click here to view photos from the event.


Save the Date for next year's Ball on Saturday, May 4, 2019!

Join us for a sumptuous and elegant Italian-themed evening! Inspired by The Mystery of Worcester's Leonardo, come sip Italian-themed cocktails, bid on unique packages in an auction led by Robin Starr of Skinner Auctioneers, and savor a magnificent Italian feast among old and new friends. After dinner, enjoy Italian desserts and specialty drinks, and dance the night away.


Dinner seats are currently sold out. To be added to the waiting list, contact or 508.793.4438. Dinner reservations start at $250 per person ($125 per person is tax deductible).

NOTE FOR DINNER GUESTS: Please arrive promptly by 6pm at the Lancaster Street entrance!


Due to popular demand, reservations are now available for La Dolce Vita starting at 9pm!

La Dolce Vita reservations are $100 per person ($50 per person is a tax deductible) and include:

★ Italian cocktails with Joy Flanagan plus limoncello, and full bar ★

★ Espresso and coffee bar ★

★ Gelato cart by Froze Zone 

★ Cannoli station and Italian cookies by Gerardo's Italian Bakery 

★ Tiramisu cupcakes by The Queen's Cups ★

★ Ciao party favor by Crust Artisan Bakeshop

The Mystery of Worcester's Leonardo exhibition viewing ★

★ Dancing with DJ Tom of AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting

Elegant attire ★ Lancaster Street red carpet entrance ★ Valet parking


Proceeds from this fundraiser provide vital support for the Museum's exhibits and programming. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Please note no tickets are issued; reservations will be held at the door.



The auction consists of 8 unique and exciting packages which you may view by clicking the "Catalog" tab at the top of this webpage. Online bidding will be open Monday, April 16th at 10am through Friday, April 20th at 5pm.


Thank you to our sponsors



with in-kind support from



Event Host Committee

Lisa H. McDonough, Co-Chair
Susan M. Palatucci, Co-Chair
Antonella Doucette
Maureen L. Glowik
Stephen J. Javaras
Patricia S. Lotuff
Janice E. Seymour
Suzanne Wetton


Contact Information

Corporate sponsorship - or 508.793.4326

General inquiries – or 508.793.4438

To purchase an ad in the event program book - fill out the form here

Additional information at

Event Info

April 21, 2018
6:00 PM (EDT)

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609

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