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100% of proceeds benefit Children & Families First

Alegria de la Vida

A unique, highly-creative celebration of life's most vibrant moments, A TASTE FOR ART  - Children & Families First's premiere annual fundraiser - is abundant in one-of-a-kind art, themed culinary delights, flowing libations, and live entertainment - and this year's theme is Fiesta


Open to all, the 2023 Host Committee in partnership with our generous sponsors, proudly invite you to join us for an evening of passion and purpose that is certain to be a feast for the senses, you simply cannot miss! 

Saturday, April 29th, 2023 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Riverfront Events at the Hyatt, 760 Justison Streeet, Wilmington, DE

Event Features

NEW! Venue Riverfront Events:  Delight in the beautiful spacious ballroom that flows naturally into an outdoor space, complete with firepits and scenic riverfront views of the Christina River.

NEW! Tapas Throwdown VIP Reception: Watch as our two renowned chefs battle each other in a tapas throwdown right before your eyes. Who will our judges declare the victor? Either way guests will taste both offerings, along with specially crafted sangria tastings.

20+ Local Artisans: Offering original pieces in a variety of mediums ranging from watercolors to acrylics, jewelry to ceramics and more with 25% of on-site sales being donated to Children & Families First. 

MORE! Talented Student Chefs: Featuring four schools this year, students will prepare and serve exquisite tastings featuring the many flavors of Spanish cuisine at culinary stations around the main event.

NEW! Live Art: Get immersed in the vibrant culture of Spanish life with entertainment ranging from dancers to musicians, poets to portrait perfect backdrops, and more!

Open Bar: Sip from a variety of wines, craft beers, and custom themed cocktails.

EXPANDED! Silent Auction: Bid to win 20+ unique high-end items and experiences.

Tapas Throwdown

Tapas Throwdow

We're pulling together the perfect ingredients for a truly one-of-a-kind VIP experience! 

Details to be revealed very soon!

The Artists


Our list of participating artists is in creative development!

Check back for the official reveal in the coming weeks!

The Student Chefs

Student Chefs

DelCastle Technical High School

Hodgson High School

Howard High School

William Penn High School

The Host Committee

Host Committee

Katy Connolly, Event Chairperson

Melissa Bilek

Mary Bowler

Sherry Brilliant

Angela Case

Mary Jo Chandler

Becca Gulino

Rachel Harad

Stacy Horowitz

Susan Kelley

Jennie Lowe

Nicole Magnusson

Shauna McIntosh

Molly Goeller Moretti

Sarah Rogatz

Deborah Ross

Gina Schoenberg

Janice Tigani

Kristin Wagner

Muchas Gracias

to our generous sponsors



...and Silent Auction Donors

Silent Auction


Questions?    Steff DiMartine, Event Coordinator     302-750-0159

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