A collaboration of artists, “nonartists”, singers, musicians, and patrons of the museum produces Art by the Starts, an annual gala benefit for the museum.

This unique evening features an exhibition and auction of works of art by a roster of “nonartists” known as STARS, made up of business leaders, educators and elected officials. The STARS create works of art with the help of some of the community’s most outstanding artists. Complementing this unique visual arts event are live musical performances.