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The arts and heritage programs of Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council are made possible in part by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

The Gulf Seafood Gala will feature a silent auction! Generous local businesses and talented artists have donated their services and artwork to be auctioned. Take home a one of a kind piece of art, learn a new skill, or go on a new adventure all while helping a good cause. The auction will include the following:

"One on One" Encaustic Painting Workshop with Artist Julie Snidle

A private one-day encaustics workshop at Julie's studio at Fairhope. Date TBD.

"Date Night" Pottery Wheel Class for 2 with Professional Pottery Instructor LeaAyn Shurley

A two-person pottery wheel class with LeaAyn Shurley at her studio in Mobile. Date TBD.

"Butterfly" by Artist Mary "Ching" Walters

Original 5x7 watercolor matted and framed in gold-toned wood frame to 14x16.

Gala proceeds will be used to make modifications to DIHAC's Art Studio building to make it accessible, including construction of an accessibility ramp.  This is a threshold project for DIHAC to move forward with its art classes for adults with disabilities and senior citizens through the "Dauphin Island Art for All" collaborative with Mobile Arts Council, Full Life Ahead Foundation, and other entities.

If you are unable to attend the Gala, or wish to provide additional support for this effort, please click the button below to make an online donation.  Help us help others!  Thanks for all your support since 2013!

“Cocktails and Canvases” Painting Class with Artist Barbara Teare

Private six-person paint party in DIHAC studio. Each person will paint their very own Laverne the Mermaid (on canvas) from Barbara’s whimsical “Imagination Ocean” collection. All materials and wine/beer included. Date TBD.

Additional art by other Dauphin Island Gallery Artists will be available for bid in the Silent Auction including works by:
Gail Bramer • Peggy Carroll • Jean Cockrell • Steve Myers • Melissa Root • Susan Rouillier • Janie Zetsch

Fifth Annual Gulf Seafood Gala

Guided Inshore Fishing Trip by Gray Gulf Charters

Enjoy inshore fishing at its finest with your seasoned and knowledgeable fishing guide

Capt. Charlie Gray. Date TBD.

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 6 pm - 9 pm
at the iconic Isle Dauphine Club
100 Orleans Drive
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

$100 per person

Table reservations for you and your family and friends will be required. 

Social distancing and face coverings are preferred.

To reserve a table for 2, 4, 6, or 8,

please email

or send a text to 251-490-0294.

Presenting Sponsors:

Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission
Pirate's Bar & Grill at the Isle Dauphine Club

Mobile County Commission

Gold Sponsors:
Gray Gulf Charters
Micro-Comm Telecommunications
Dauphin Island Property Owners Association
Dauphin Island Gallery Artists
Bay Business News

This year's Gala showcases the best of Alabama Gulf seafood traditions with a nostalgic evening celebrating the coastal chic of the Isle Dauphine Club in its heyday!

Chef Philip Patronas is planning an elegant four course sit-down dinner with these delicious selections:

Appetizer Plate – Sampler plate

  • Herb-Infused Chargrilled Oysters on the half-shell
  • Coconut Shrimp with sweet and sour Thai sauce
  • Fried Calamari with a fried pepper medley tossed in an herb seasoning mix

Salads (select one)

  • Spring mix salad (blue cheese, bacon, pecans,and diced apples, with tangerine-pomegranate vinaigrette dressing)
  • Caesar salad

Entrees (select one)

  • Redfish atop polenta, served with brown butter crab sauce and bacon green beans
  • Scallops and Royal Reds with a winter vegetable medley in a Redfish seafood stock
  • Creole Crispy Duck Breast  over a winter squash puree, served with a sweet apricot sauce and chargrilled asparagus

Dessert (select one)

  • Berry Tres Leches cake
  • Satsuma Crème Brulee
  •  Callebaut Chocolate Mousse with strawberries


  • Your choice of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Full cash bar with selected wines and mixed drinks


  • Classical guitar music by Master Guitarist Mark Habib and other musical guests
  • Live streaming TV will be available on Level One for your entertainment

All food and beverages will be served at your table.