Annual Gala

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Gala 2018

Saturday, September 8
5:30-midnight

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 will feature an Art Show and Auction showcasing the talents of 75 well-known and up-and-coming regional artists. The Gala Art Exhibition and Auction will open on Friday, Aug. 24, both online and on exhibit for viewing and bidding leading up to and during the Gala, and will close officially as part of the Gala festivities. 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 will be available for viewing on Friday, August 24
Bidding 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)

Tickets

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

Sponsors
Penrose-St. Francis CLASSIC-HOMES

The Celebration of Life Fund

Community Banks of Colorado

Broadmoor Faricy Boys Nor'wood

UCHealth

US Bank

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Griffis Blessing

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