Norton Museum of Art Gala
Gala 2023

The Norton Museum of Art’s annual Gala celebrated their featured exhibit, A Personal View on High Fashion & Street Style: Photographs from the Nicola Erni Collection, 1930s to Now.

Harbor produced the Norton Museum of Art Gala as a full service, one stop shop to ensure every detail was a success. Working with the development and special events team at the museum, in conjunction with the City of West Palm Beach, Harbor created a strategic site plan optimizing both the site and flow for 750+ guests. This year’s 15,000+ square foot venue was created by constructing a clear span tent within the grounds of museum property, and included full power and HVAC for the structure, along with two kitchens for seamless dinner service.

To celebrate the exhibit, inspiration was drawn from the buildings housing the Nicola Erni Collection in Switzerland and the collection of images on display at the Norton. Our color scheme pulled from the exhibit, soft pinks and blues, with grounding accents of gold and earthy browns. Influenced by the pleats in one of these images, we created larger than life origami sculptures in the ceiling. The room was then brought to life with giant projection panels, featuring images from the collection on rotation throughout the evening. 

Photo Credit: MDS Images, CAPEHART


Client: Norton Museum of Art

Location:West Palm Beach, FL

Services:Event Design, Event Production, Site Planning, Vendor Management, Budget Management, Event Coordination, Talent Procurement, Set Design and Construction, AV Elements, Day of Logistics and Management, Décor