Sometimes, you just need to let loose and dance the night away for a good cause. Thankfully, the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley has you covered! The nonprofit’s 2019 Celebrate the Arts night will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Brazos County Expo Center, and the theme is Thursday Night Fever, commemorating the Council’s founding in 1971 when disco was all the rage and bell-bottoms were groovy.
“Celebrate the Arts is our annual fundraising gala and awards ceremony,” said Arts Council interim director Amy Salvaggio. “We also celebrate a lot of our supporters and patrons of the arts in the area, including businesses and individuals.”
The Arts Council uses those funds to give back to the community through their many programs, such as awarding scholarships to high school youth and using art to connect with and empower kids in juvenile detention. The various sponsorship levels for Celebrate the Arts range all the way up to $15,000 and are cleverly named after hit songs that helped define the 1970s, such as “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “We Are the Champions” by Queen.
As far as the party goes, Celebrate the Arts 2019 will feature dinner, an auction, a cash bar and music by Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production. In keeping with the theme, Salvaggio says guests can come in disco attire or cocktail attire, “whichever they prefer.” On top of the festivities, the Arts Council will also announce the 2019 winners of several awards: Artist of the Year, the Jane Wolfe Distinguished Arts Leadership Award, Volunteer of the Year, Business Arts Patron, and Art Champion.
So don those 70s duds and come out to support BCS arts!
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