The Academy Center of the Arts’ Board of Trustees and Staff invite you to the 2021 Academy Gala, featuring a full weekend of fundraising events, held September 17-19, 2021, in celebration of your local arts center. Join us on Saturday, September 18, 2021, for the annual Gala Dinner as we gather, dine, and celebrate the local arts in our community.
In celebration of the 2021 Gala, the Academy Center of the Arts will temporarily close the section of Main Street in front of the Historic Academy Theatre to host an exclusive dinner on the street. Enjoy food from Avenue Foods Catering, complimentary drinks, an auction, and entertainment by local performers throughout the evening. This event will celebrate the Academy, local arts, and support our mission of serving the community through arts & culture.
Limited tickets are available to this event. To discuss the purchase of a table, single, or paired reservations at the rate of $200/person contact Hannah Cohen, Development Associate, at (434) 528-3256 x116.
Please note that this is a combined indoor and outdoor event. Dress is semi-formal and comfortable. We are also sensitive to the impacts COVID-19 has on our community. Following CDC guidelines, guests are encouraged to wear masks indoors and will be allowed to sit anywhere they desire in the theatre, socially distancing themselves from other guests (the Gala is a 300 person capacity event in an 800+ seat venue).
For more information, contact Hannah Cohen, Development Associate, at (434) 528-3256 x116.
Guest Check-in and Auction Registration Opens
Cocktail hour featuring live music, a silent auction, and complimentary beverages begins. Enjoy (or participate!) in various arts activities on-site, featuring and highlighting the numerous arts-offerings the Academy offers to our community.
Dinner on Main Street, Featuring Avenue Foods Catering
Guests escorted to the Historic Theatre Lobby for Silent Auction
Guests escorted into the Historic Academy Theatre for performances and fundraising
Guests are invited to participate in our live auction and scholarship appeal, while enjoying performances by local artists and arts organizations
Don’t miss your chance to bid on one (or ALL) of our 9 exclusive auction items during the 2021 Academy Gala. Learn more about our live auction items by clicking the button below.
Limited tickets are available to this premier event. Individual tickets may be purchased at the rate of $200.00 per person.
All tickets include:
- Admission, food, and beverages to the outdoor dinner on Main Street
- Participation in the auction and scholarship appeal
- Seats in the Historic Academy Theatre for performances from local artists and organizations
To discuss the purchase of a table, single, or paired reservations at the rate of $200/person contact Hannah Cohen, Development Associate, at (434) 528-3256 x116.
Jean & Sam Meeks
Heather & George Zippel
The Fauber, Wood, Petty, Fitzgerald, & Davidson Families
The Taylor & McWane Families
Ula & Alan Kauppi
Nancy & Bill Kershner
Robin & Rick Loving
Mary Jane and Charlie Pryor
Pat & Reggie Pugh
Jane & Kenneth White
Cary & Robert Roberts
The Dawson & Sydnor Families
Bettye & Al Chambers
Leslie & Kim Payne