Annual Gala


Gala 2018

Saturday, September 8
5:30-11:30 p.m.

This year it’s a Gala-bration! We’re turning the tables to get ready for a new era of the FAC.

Out with floor length gowns and tuxedos,
we’re nixing our numbered tables and oversized tent. In with party dresses and drums,
we’ll offer gourmet food stations and talent showcasing every corner of our creative campus.

This mix of passion, performance, and patron appreciation will sweep attendees through the FAC corridors and into what’s next for Colorado Springs’ premier cultural destination as we mark our 99th year!

This year’s Grand Honorees are
Ron and Una Brasch

This year’s event features an Art Show and Auction showcasing the talents of 73 well-known and up-and-coming regional artists. The Gala Art Exhibition and Auction is now open, both online and on exhibit for viewing and bidding leading up to and during the Gala. It closes Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 p.m. Art lovers rejoice and be inspired to add to your collection in support of the Fine Arts Center!

Art Show and Auction Details:
On Display: Aug. 24 – Sept. 8, 2018 at the Fine Arts Center
Online Auction site is available for viewing here.

Bidding is open to everyone!
Bidding CLOSES: Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m.


You’ll Walk. You’ll Talk. You’ll Move. You’ll Groove.
Join us as we showcase a multi-tiered cultural experience throughout the evening.

6:15 p.m. Remarks and Grand Honoree Presentation
6:45 p.m. Gourmet food stations and entertainment around the FAC

Featured Entertainment Includes:
FAC Theatre Company actors and musicians
Ellement, Colorado College a cappella group
Swing Connection, big band ensemble
Douglas Rouse, speed painter
Taiko Society, drummers
Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble
FAC Youth Repertory actors
And a few other surprises …

9-11:30 p.m. After Party in the Courtyard Time to Dance!
Featured band: Rawbert and the Fright (all your favorite covers)

Gala Ticket (includes After Party!)

5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

What’s included:

  • Jam-packed variety of arts entertainment from 6:00 – 11:30 (see schedule of events above/below)
  • Art Show & Auction
  • Hosted cocktail hour
  • Gourmet food stations
  • After Party entrance

Starting at $199


After Party Only Ticket

9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

What’s included:

  • Party in the Courtyard!
    Enjoy live music from Rawbert and the Fright, dancing, and dessert

Only $40!


The FAC invites you to be a Gala partner

The annual  Gala is the most significant fundraising event at the Fine Arts Center. It kicks off the upcoming year’s programming offerings that are the type of rich, cultural experiences audiences are restless for and excited about … experiences that entertain, engage, challenge, enlighten, and elevate our everyday lives. More

El Pomar Foundation Penrose-St. Francis CLASSIC-HOMES

The Celebration of Life Fund

Broadmoor Faricy Boys Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLC Nor'wood UCHealth US Bank

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Griffis Blessing

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