Set amid ocean breezes and the sound of crashing waves, an evening of beautiful art, fine food and drink and coastal conservation will combine in an upscale affair when Surfrider host their Eighth Annual Art Gala at The Powerhouse in Del Mar on Thursday May 8th from 6-10pm.

The environmentally inspired event will include silent and live auctions of ocean and surf themed artwork from renowned local and national artists including Andy Davis, Michael Cassidy, Wade Koniakowsky, Leroy Grannis, Jeff Yeomans, Neil Bociek, Wyland, Ned Evans, John Sterling, Seth Thompson, Stephen King, photography from Rob Machado, Aaron Chang and many more.

Attendees can also bid on one-of-a-kind surfboards from the likes of Rich Pavel and Holeman Surf Designs along with other unique items. Gourmet dinner will be prepared by Events by Christopher, Stone Brewing Co. will provide San Diego's best beer and there will be a selection of fine wines and non-alcoholic drinks.

The evening's program will include an awards ceremony recognizing San Diego County individuals' and businesses' contributions to protecting the coastal environment, speeches by local environmental leaders and the live auction.

Tickets cost $80 for one or $150 for a pair. Proceeds from the ticket sales and auctions fund local Surfrider campaigns including education outreach, beach cleanups, pollution monitoring, Rise Above Plastics!, advocacy efforts and more.