Speed Art Museum Gala

The 2017 Speed Art Museum Gala will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Guests are invited to explore the entire Museum, to discover the galleries, exhibitions, and site-specific commissions that make the Speed Art Museum one of the flagship arts and cultural institutions of the region. This premier event supports the Museum’s mission, exhibitions, programming, and vision — one that embraces the Speed’s responsibility as a hub of creativity and culture. The event will showcase the rich arts, music, and culinary scene of Louisville and the region, with food, drink, live music, and engaging programming throughout the Museum’s stunning spaces.

Food and Drinks by Wiltshire at the Speed

Featuring live music by: 

Carly Johnson & Craig Wagner

Big Bling and the Funk Machine

DJ Michael Antonia

Plus an exclusive collaborative performance by Teddy Abrams, Louisville Ballet, and Kentucky Opera! 


Click here for more information and to purchase tickets or a gathering table package.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a tax-deductible donation click here.


The Speed Gala is the most significant fundraiser for the Speed Art Museum and is critical for its current and future success. With the opening of the new Museum in March 2016, the Speed Opening Gala was the inaugural celebration for the new Speed Art Museum, having been closed since 2012 for a $60-million dollar renovation and expansion.


Click here to see photos from the 2016 Speed Opening Gala!

Supporting Sponsors


Media Sponsor 

Contributing Sponsor

Late Night Sponsor

Sponsored By

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Blue Grass Motorsport
Commonwealth Bank and Trust Co.
Creation Gardens
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
Hilliard Lyons
Kindred Healthcare
Northern Trust
Sterling G. Thompson Co. Insurance
Yum! Brands, Inc.


Group Benefactors 
Brooke Brown Barzun and Matthew Barzun
Christina Brown
Victoire and Owsley Brown III
Merry & Patrick Dougherty and Cheri Collis White & James White
Augusta and Gill Holland
JP Morgan
Louisville Paving & Construction
Stoll Keenon Ogden


Image: Bill Wine/Voice-Tribune