Valletta Contemporary to Host MET[A] Gala

Valletta Contemporary, Valletta’s iconic arts space will hold the red-carpet event of the year this December, inspired by the New York MET Gala

In a unique take on the incredible New York MET Gala, Valletta Contemporary will host a one-night-only exclusive fundraising event on 14 December, the MET[A] Gala.

For the contemporary art events and exhibition space in Malta’s capital city, the evening will mark the largest fundraiser it has pioneered to date. Teaming up with artist Charlie Cauchi, Malta’s culinary ambassador Marvin Gauci, and couture designer Luke Azzopardi, the MET[A] Gala will transform Valletta Contemporary with live music, delicious food, custom cocktails, and an afterparty, all covered by the most coveted local publishing houses and media outlets.

“The MET[A] Gala is a great opportunity to experience the brilliance and innovation of the New York MET Gala for the first time here in Malta,” says Norbert Francis Attard, founder of Valletta Contemporary and META Foundation. “Besides having a front-row seat to some fun high-fashion innovations and enjoying the elegant surroundings, it is also your chance to become a patron of the arts, and support one of Malta’s most important up-and-coming contemporary arts venues.”

As a space run by the non-profit organisation the META Foundation, Valletta Contemporary is an independent exhibition space and art gallery through which both local and international contemporary artists and the general public can express themselves and be inspired. Since opening its doors in April 2018 within a 400-year-old former warehouse, Valletta Contemporary has already elevated the Maltese contemporary art scene with numerous gala events and exclusive exhibitions.

Very limited tickets are available to attend the one-of-a-kind MET[A] Gala on 14 December, so book yours today against a donation to Valletta Contemporary by visiting Single tickets are priced at €200, while doubles are at €300 for the pair. A company ticket priced at €1,000 will entitle you to invite six employees and two artists – so why not consider the MET[A] Gala for the ultimate, glamorous Christmas party for you and your friends, all in aid of a worthy cause!

The MET[A] Gala will be held at Valletta Contemporary, 15, 16, 17 Triq Lvant, Valletta on Saturday 14 December 2019. Tickets and further information may be found online at, or by contacting the META Foundation events department by phone on 99985131 or via email on

Paula Fleri-Soler

Paula has a pedigree in TV and stage production (children's and family entertainment) and a passion for the arts. She's taken the reins on The Artists' Directory - Malta and the relevant content for the site.

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