Le Grand Bal

Le Grand Bal 16

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Celebrate the glamour and luxury of the Golden Age of Hollywood at Lamar Deco.

6 to 8 PM

Dishman Art Museum

Reception • Silent Art Auction

(Transportation from Montagne Center provided)

7 PM to Midnight

Montagne Center

Gourmet Dining • Libations • Dancing

Entertainment provided by Champagne Room and The Newsboyz Band.



Marsha and Lewis Hoffer

Presented by Lamar University’s Friends of the Arts, Le Grand Bal is the major annual fundraiser for the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

The gala evening will feature a silent art auction and reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dishman Art Museum, followed by a gourmet buffet, dancing and entertainment from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Montagne Center. 

Every year the Le Grand Bal committee selects on honoree to recognize for their contributions to the arts. This year's event will honor Marsha and Lewis Hoffer, two community leaders who have dedicated their lives to helping promote and secure the future of the arts at LU and throughout Southeast Texas. 

Tickets are $150 per person or $300 per couple, with underwriting opportunities available at levels ranging from $750 to $10,000. Call (409) 880-8137 to reserve your tickets today or purchase them online.

Dishman Museum Art Auction Art Auction Dancing at the Montagne Center Dancers at the Montagne Center

Goals of Le Grand Bal:

  • Raise needed funds for LU's creative art departments. These funds provide
    • opportunities for student travel and development
    • further community outreach
    • significant scholarships that allows the university to attract the best, brightest and most talented students
  • To present an event that brings the community and university together in order to enhance the promotion of the arts and augment the quality of life in the community.

Corporate support allows the evening to remain affordable to the community, enjoyable to all involved, and provides leadership for the community in the cultural arena.

For additional information, call the College of Fine Arts and Communication at (409) 880-8137.