The Big Dinner is an annual fundraiser to support Laumeier Sculpture Park’s exhibition, education and outreach programs. Artwork by neon artist and sign historian, David Hutson, will literally and figuratively “light up the night”. Enjoy a preview of Hutson’s exhibition, Memory & Desire: A Personal Exploration of Neon Art, Past and Present featured in the 2018 Kranzberg Exhibition Series, showcasing the artist’s personal collection of neon signs from historic St. Louis businesses. Hutson’s newest installation, commissioned for Laumeier, will be on display in the outdoor Gallery.

Join Laumeier on Saturday, September 22, for cocktails, dinner, live entertainment and an artistic evening under the stars as we unveil our new exhibition and kick off the upcoming Laumeier After Dark series. 

Ages 21 and up only. Reservations are $250–$500 per person; no physical tickets.

6:00 p.m. / Meet and Greet with Artist David Hutson
6:30 p.m. / Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres
7:30 p.m. / Outdoor Seated Dinner

Honorary Chairs

Alison Ferring

Matt Harvey

Mary Ann Srenco

Susan Werremeyer


Megan and Brian Clinton

Greg Lukeman and Justin Scarbrough

Jessica and Andy Millner


Alison and John Ferring

Nancy and Ken Kranzberg

Carol and Michael Staenberg

supporting SPONSORS

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Jen & David Kaslow
Ashley & John Kemper
Sara Klise & Scott Ireland
James Kolker
Nancy & Ken Kranzberg
Helen Lee & Peter Tao
Harry Lunt
Ramsey Maune
Margaret McDonald
Genie McKee
Joy & Rob Millner
Scott Moore
Ranjana & Jeff Morgan
Molly Mulvihill
Marian Nunn & Tom Wendel
Kiku Obata
Sujani & Anand Palagiri
Leslie & Jake Reby
Patricia & David Schlafly
Julie & William Shearburn
Susan & David Sherman
Amy & Rob Soper
Andy Srenco
Kate & Howard Stephens
Eliot & Richard Tao
Jennifer & Nick Tompras
Pam & Greg Trapp
Kellie & Andy Trivers
Elizabeth & Tim Trotter
Susan & Henry Warshaw
Phoebe Dent Weil
Rob Werremeyer
Pat Whitaker & Dick Miles
Sherry & Gary Wolff

James Aronson
Jonathon Aronson
Geraldine (Geri) Binion
Matuschka & Malcolm Briggs
Risa & Craig Brown
Kathy Rainey Bussmann
Susan & Carmon Colangelo
Kellie & David Cramer
Ellen & Durb Curlee
Suzy Davis & Elizabeth (Beth) Stone
Pamela Dern
Alyssa & Barry Duel
Laura & Bob Deutsch
Rachael & David Eidelman
Tara & Scott Evans
John Ferring
Susan & Bill Fiala
Shereen & Mike Fischer
Barb & Ray Flunker
Nancy B. Fox
Margie & Bill Freivogel
Joel Fuoss
Barbara Gervais
Barbara Bushman-Goodman
Diedre & Michael Gray
Sheila Greenbaum & Gary Wasserman
Cillah Hall & Donald Broughton
Katherine Hoester
Sheila & James Hoffmeister
Cynthia & Ven Houts
Ranu & Steve Hubbard
Jimmy Jamieson
Tania Beasley-Jolly & William Jolly
Debbie & Craig Kaminer