Project Description

The Showpros, Orange County’s premier event production company, got the call to help Laguna Art Museum (LAM) produce their annual art auction followed by a “California Underground Club” themed after-party. The event showcased works of art from over 100 premier California artists such as Charles Arnoldi, Tony DeLap, Laddie John Dill, Manny Farber, Joe Goode, Helen Lundeberg, and Kim McConnel. The three-part event included a silent auction, a live auction and post-auction party.

Ahead of the event we worked with LAM to create the imagery to showcase the art during the live auction, and design a sound, lighting and visual package that would work for all three segments of the evening. Once on-site we provided:

  • Visual: Two 80″ + one 65″ truss mounted LED screens, controlled via “Watchout” playback system for live auction and special effects, projected special effects in museum entry/registration.
  • Lighting: High-intensity architectural lighting inside and out, wireless par can lighting for the underground club, and stage and podium feature lighting.
  • Sound: Sound reinforcement to four silent auction galleries plus the live auction main gallery/underground club, podium and wireless mic’s, digital mixer and sound engineer.

Following the event we heard from Sarah Strozza, Director of Special Events, Laguna Art Museum. She wrote, “I heard nothing but wonderful things about the services you provided and your very professional staff. People were raving about the decor, the lights on the building, and the overall set up. As always, you killed it and it was a pleasure working with you! . . . I’m pleased to report that the event was a huge success and we thank you for playing a crucial role in that accomplishment! This year was a record-breaking year making it Laguna Art Museum’s most successful Auction in its 31-year history.

VENUE: Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
DATE: February, 2013