Ticket deadline for Art Center Gala approaching

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces its Golden Gala and biennial art auction set for May 21, 2011, at 6 p.m. at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center. Tickets are available to the general public for the dinner, auction and program which will celebrate the Staunton Augusta Art Center’s 50th year of operation.

The price of admission is $75 and reservations are required by calling the Staunton Augusta Art Center at 540-885-2028 no later than Monday, May 16. All proceeds will support the Staunton Augusta Art Center’s activities and programs.

The auction phase of the evening is a biennial event which serves as an important fundraiser for the non-profit organization whose mission is to make the enjoyment and creation of visual art available to everyone and to support artists by providing them venues to teach and to exhibit and sell their work.

The Staunton Augusta Art Center has a long history of hosting gallery exhibitions to the public at no charge, orchestrating the annual Art in the Park (also at no admission charge), offering a unique holiday shopping opportunity through Art for Gifts every November and December, teaching a variety of art classes to adults and to children including the annual Summer Studio, and advocating for arts and tourism.

Sen. Mark Warner is serving as honorary co-chair of the Golden Gala and Sen. Emmett Hanger will be in attendance to present a very special Joint Resolution by the General Assembly in commemoration of the Art Center’s 50th year and service to the community. A long tradition of the Staunton Augusta Art Center, the biennial silent and live auctions showcase excellence in the visual arts, culinary arts, literary arts, home décor, jewelry, and entertainment.


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