DATE 3/21/14

Contact: Amanda Hall
Art Gala Coordinator
Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter
Phone: (307) 752-5071

Tickets are on Sale Now for Surfrider’s Annual Art Gala with Musical Guest Tristan Prettyman

San Diego, CA – Tickets are on sale now for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter’s 14th Annual Art Gala on Friday, May 9th, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Paradise Point Resort & Spa at 1404 Vacation Road San Diego, CA 92109.

 As second-time host of the event, Paradise Point offers a lavish waterfront setting where attendees can enjoy a silent auction of artwork, surf gear, vacation packages and other luxury items.  Guests can also participate in an interactive art piece and watch live demonstrations by featured artists Wade Koniakowsky, Sean Dietrich, and Rodney Rodrigo Mccoubrey.  For a sneak peak at some of the items up for bid this year, check out the Art Gala blog.

This year also welcomes musical performances by recording folk rock artist and San Diego native Tristan Prettyman, as well as the San Diego based Paul Cannon.  The evening will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the chapter’s successes over the past year and honor the organization’s supporters.

General Admission tickets are $60 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $125 with the added inclusions of a Surfrider Foundation membership and reusable bag, a meet and greet with Tristan Prettyman and an autographed poster.  All tickets include entry, food and drinks.  Tickets can be purchased online here.  This is a 21+ event.

The Art Gala remains one of the chapter’s largest fundraising events of the year, and provides support for the vital work the chapter is doing to protect our region’s oceans, waves and beaches.  Last year, over $25,000 was raised and 450 people were in attendance – the most successful turnout in the event’s history.  These funds are used to support volunteer programs like Beach Cleanups, Rise Above Plastics, Hold On To Your Butt, No Border Sewage, Ocean Friendly Gardens, Know Your H2O, and Beach Preservation.  The chapter’s 2013 accomplishments can be found online here.

Protecting the region’s oceans, waves, and beaches is made possible by the efforts of an extremely dedicated grassroots force of volunteers and the funds raised at events like the annual Art Gala – all in the name of keeping San Diego County’s 70 miles of coastline deserving of the name “America’s Finest.”

For more information on Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter’s 14th Annual Art Gala on May 9th, click here or contact Art Gala Coordinator, Amanda Hall at (307) 752-5071 or  The San Diego County Chapter Manager, Haley Haggerstone, can be reached at (619) 929-5350 or  For more on Surfrider Foundation’s San Diego County Chapter, visit

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