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Sueños de Dalí 2023

October 28 @ 8:00pm 11:00pm

Join us for Sueños de Dalí, the year’s most surreal soirée, where our spectacular building and gardens morph into a world of whimsical delight. Float through the galleries and grounds as you enjoy gourmet bites, themed open bars featuring specially curated cocktails, live entertainment and more—all to support the Museum’s vital mission as a nonprofit arts and education organization.

Chaired by Ryan and Marianne Griffin and supported by the Guild at The Dalí, this year’s theme, “Dalí’s Mortal Delusions,” is about embracing Salvador Dalí’s fascination with mortality, symbolism and existential themes related to the subconscious mind. We encourage guests to dress in their best black and white cocktail attire accented with surreal Dalínian symbols of mortality, such as ghosts, skulls, ants and more. While themed attire is recommended, all are welcome.

Museum Member Tickets: $130
(MEMBER CARD # necessary to purchase. Don’t see it on your card? Click here.)

General Admission Tickets: $140

Admission includes complimentary valet, access to our galleries + The Dalí Dome with themed surprises inside, curated bites, open bar and live entertainment.

Support The Dalí with a VIP Patron Ticket

VIP Tickets: $600
A portion of your VIP tickets are tax deductible as a gift to the Museum.

Experience the art you love with more exclusive access and special event perksVIP guests enjoy a pre-event reception at The Mandarin Hide, plus day-of early event access, complimentary valet, a custom welcome cocktail, private gallery viewing, access to The Dalí Dome with themed surprises inside, exclusive specialty bites courtesy of Sea Salt, open bar, live entertainment and two general admission tickets to the Museum (valid for one year).

Give to what you love – your VIP ticket purchase to an unforgettable evening helps support the Museum as we continue to honor and preserve Salvador Dalí’s legacy for future generations.

Get your tickets today—they always sell out quickly for this surreal soirée, Tampa Bay’s top charity fundraising event.

Interested in becoming a Sueños de Dalí sponsor? Learn more.

Can’t attend? Make a donation to support the Museum.

We encourage guests to take a cab or car service like Lyft or Uber, but complimentary valet parking is available if you wish to drive. This event is for guests 21 and over; children cannot be admitted. While we love animals, the event is not pet-friendly. The Sueños de Dalí benefit takes place rain or shine; tickets are nonrefundable.

Enjoy these photos from last year’s “Twelve Signs of The Zodiac” themed event. Check out these photos from our “Art of Fashion” themed event in 2021.

Learn more about fundraising events at The Dalí.

Event sponsors

Bones & Brushes Sponsor
Belleair Development Group

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Phantasmagoria Sponsors
Green & Henwood Wealth Management

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Tampa Bay Rays & Tampa Bay Rowdies

Skullscape Sponsors
The Beck Group
Sextant Marketing – Adrian & Yvonne Maurrllier 
DEX Imaging

Media Sponsors
Tampa Bay Times

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WUSF, 89.7-FM

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WSMR, 89.1-FM


Event Partners

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi
Café Gala
Estrella Galicia
Five-O-Donut Co.
Ghost Tequila
Graze Craze
The Hangar Restaurant
The Mandarin Hide
Nothing Bundt Cakes
The Production Crew
Sea Salt
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Trophy Fish

This year’s event is chaired by Ryan and Marianne Griffin. Native to Tampa Bay, the Griffins are members of The Dalí Museum Guild and have been proud supporters of the Museum’s fundraising events for many years. Marianne is a Marketing Executive at Smith+Nephew, a global medical technology company. Ryan is a commercial trial lawyer and partner at the Johnson Pope Law Firm. Additionally, they are the co-owners of local hospitality concepts: The Mandarin Hide (St. Pete), Mandarin Heights (Tampa), Trophy Fish (St. Pete and Tampa), El Cap (St. Pete), and Perry’s Porch at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, which is currently under construction. Both serve on several local charity boards, sharing a passion for investing their time to the future of St. Pete for generations to come.

Image credit: Dancer-Skull, c.1939, Private Collection, ©Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí (Artists Rights Society), 2023