Fundraising Events

Celebrate Connecting our Community for 40 Years. Join us for two virtual events:

Date Night with LBC

Make a love connection while supporting the arts! Enjoy a musical performance, incredible food, and everything you need for a romantic evening for two.


A performance by internationally renowned jazz artist Jonathan Butler. Butler pours his heart into selections from his immense catalogue, including a tribute album to Burt Bacharach and other love songs to make you want to slow dance in your living room.

The culinary talents of the chefs from Dry Creek Kitchen, Valette, Campo Fina, Healdsburg Bar & Grill, PizzaLeah, and Salt & Stone, preparing a 3-course romantic meal for two for pick-up. Paired with the premium wines of Mauritson, Arista Winery, Comstock Wines, Rodney Strong Vineyards and En Garde, and Abbot’s Passage Winery.

Co-hosts LBC Board Chair Susan Preston and Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore.

Entertainment free with dinner purchase, or by donation.

Full event details here

Virtual Art of Dessert

Join us ONLINE for our 18th annual Art of Dessert and support our biggest fundraiser of the year. Art of Dessert has raised more than $4.5 million over the years to help support our community’s home for the arts and helped provide enrichment in the arts to 480,000+ children.

This beloved event includes a silent auction with incredible wine options, a virtual live auction with auctioneer Greg Quiroga, and more. The evening will be hosted by Board Chair Susan Preston and friends.

The event is free to attend, with registration required. Food and dessert options will be available for purchase.

Register here!

Proceeds raised through both Date Night and  Art of Dessert benefit the Center’s Education and Community Engagement programs throughout the year, including new online tools and educational experiences for students, teachers, and parents, free and discounted tickets for low-income and at-risk students to educational matinees, musical instruments loaned free of charge to those who can’t afford to buy or rent them, arts-integrated classroom instruction by LBC teaching artists, and professional development courses for teachers.

Integrating the arts with classroom lessons gives students broader and deeper learning experiences—experiences that impact how children learn to think, as well as how they feel, behave and grow into accomplished adults. In short, the arts have the power to inspire and change lives and make our community a better place to live.

Congratulations to our
Confection Connection Challenge winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in LBC’s Art of Dessert: Confection Connection Challenge!  Your votes determined the winners for each of the three categories: Young Baker, Most Original, and Best Presentation. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Below: Winners for Most Original, Best Presentation, and Young Baker

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – For more information contact Robin Seltzer at or 707.800.7525


Thank you to our local partners who have provided endless support and partnership, adding to the success of Date Night with LBC and Art of Dessert.

Abbot’s Passage
Arista Winery
Campo Fina & Chef Ari Rosen
Comstock Wines
Costeaux French Bakery
Davis Bynum Vineyards
Dry Creek Kitchen & Chef Charlie Palmer & Chef Michael Lewis
En Garde
Healdsburg Bar and Grill & Chef John Hallgrimson
Patisserie Angelica
Park Avenue Catering
PizzaLeah & Chef Leah Scurto
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Salt & Stone & Owner Diane La Monica
Sonoma Cake Creations & Sonoma Sauces
Valette & Chef Dustin Valette
Willow Tree Bakery

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