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Insight's Paintings & Pairings Gala

October 4, 2024


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Event Details

Join us for a fantastic evening of celebrating Insight's work in the community! Guests will enjoy great food, live and virtual auctions, networking, and a wonderful program highlighting dementia care in our community.

Silent auction, live music, networking, passed hors d’oeuvres and paired wines

Seasonal salad, delicious meal and dessert to enjoy at your table

Sponsor Recognition, Excellence In Memory Care Awards, and Live Auction

Cocktail attire preferred.

All proceeds from the event benefit Insight Memory Care Center, a nonprofit adult day health and resource center. Help us achieve our vision of a community where those affected by memory impairments can achieve the highest quality of life.

14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151

The lovely Westfields Marriott is conveniently located near Dulles Airport at Route 28 and Route 50. There is ample complimentary parking on-site.

Want to reserve a room for the night? Discounted room rate of $189 (plus tax) is available! Book online before September 15.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2024 event! Insight is a nonprofit adult day health and resource center, and we rely on the generosity of others like you to support our vision of a community where those affected by memory and cognitive impairments can achieve the highest quality of life. Help us meet our mission, while also gaining great exposure for your organization as an event sponsor! Please contact Ben Werner for more information.


Excellence in Memory Care Award

Insight Memory Care Center’s Excellence in Memory Care Award recognizes programs and services that are models of excellence and are positively impacting memory care in our community. The 9th Annual Award will be presented at the event on October 4th.


Nomination Process Details

The deadline to submit nominations is July 31 by 5:00 pm. Nominees can self-nominate.

  • Insight’s Development Committee will review all nominations and select the award recipient, to be announced at Paintings & Pairings. Nominations are judged on their own merit and not compared to other entries.
  • Up to five (5) finalists will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to attend Paintings & Pairings.
  • At Paintings & Pairings (October 4) up to five (5) finalists will be honored, and the winner will be announced and awarded the Excellence in Memory Care Award!

View previous award winners here!


About the Event

Paintings & Pairings began in 2012 as a smaller gathering of Insight supporters who came together to enjoy the creative pursuits of our day center participants. Our art therapy program had just begun, and we saw the event as a wonderful way to highlight our participant’s talents. All of the paintings were for sale, along with a few tempting raffle item packages. And of course, what would an evening be without a little food or drink? We welcomed our guests with delicious hors d’oeuvres that were paired with chef recommended wine selections for an extra treat. And thus Paintings & Pairings was born, as we celebrated Insight through art and wine.

The event has grown each year, from 100 attendees in 2012 to nearly 400 at our last in-person event in 2019. With the pandemic, the event went virtual in 2020 and 2021, but still allowed for all the fun on our virtual event platform. We were fortunate to be able to gather again in-person in 2022, and welcomed nearly 400 again to celebrate in 2023! Over the years we've remained true to our roots with original elements of the event. Paintings include participant artwork, along with the works of local artists who are connected to our center and our cause. We have also expanded the raffle into a full silent and live auction, providing even more fun – and friendly competition! – during the event.

What hasn't changed each year is that all the proceeds from the event ensure families and our community are getting the support and care they need when faced with a dementia diagnosis. Thank you to so many that have celebrated with us from the beginning, those that have celebrated virtually, and of course those who attend Paintings & Pairings for the first time this year!



Want to learn more about the event? Please contact Ben Werner at

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