MOCA 2022 Gala

Saturday, April 23rd


Return to glam for an evening honoring the work of Tucson-based, globally-recognized designers Rick Joy and Claudia Kappl Joy at MOCA Tucson’s repurposed firehouse.

6:00 pm: Cocktails & silent auction
8:00 pm: Dinner & program
9:00 pm: Dancing under the stars

All proceeds from the Gala directly support one year of MOCA’s dynamic programming—creating ideas, sparking dialogue, and fostering community in Tucson and beyond. 

Tickets: $300 per person; $3,000 per table of ten; $5,000 Sponsor Table with champagne service.



Rick Joy and Claudia Kappl Joy are visionaries in their field, known for architectural projects that profoundly connect site and natural surroundings and that deeply respect culture of place. The two are longtime supporters of the Museum’s mission and are now leaders in the effort to revitalize MOCA Tucson’s exhibition and gathering spaces, which serve as a vital and growing platform for contemporary art in the Sonoran Desert region.

MOCA’s Gala is produced in partnership with Cloth & Flame.
For information on Gala sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kevin Burns at


Gala Committee
Samuel Ireland, Co-Chair*
Lauren Pew, Co-Chair*
Evie Stefenson-Marquart, Auction Chair*
Laura Copelin
Darbi Davis
Kira Dixon-Weinstein*
Randi Dorman**
Kristopher Kerry
Pablo Kyriakis*
Anne Ranek
Hope Hennessey
Alexis Smith
Danny Vinik*

*MOCA Board of Directors Member