DAILY: Gala roundup

It’s that time of year again – when we need to dig deep and support our favorite local arts organizations.

First up this season is Atomic, the Becthler‘s Gala, on Friday, April 8. If you haven’t already bought your ticket for their 7th annual black tie fundraiser, you’re too late. As of yesterday, the event was SOLD OUT! For those of you lucky enough to attend, the general ticket price ($175/$140 Young Visionaries) includes food, drinks, live entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the museum, including upcoming exhibitions, programs, and educational programs. Next year, mark your calendar and get your ticket early!

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On Saturday, April 16, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation will host Studio Party 16. The McColl Center’s event is unlike any other fundraiser in town, in that you will have the opportunity to explore artist studios and hallways, all filled with contemporary art for sale (with 50% proceeds benefiting the artists directly and 50% benefiting the Center’s exhibitions and programs), while also enjoying performances, installations, music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. The McColl Center is encouraging guests to great creative with their outfits – clashing patterns and prints – so bust out your polka dot skirt and plaid shirt. Did we mention the McColl definitely had the coolest invitation this season? (it was a lenticular!). Tickets are still available for this event ($125/members, $150 general), so don’t miss out on supporting one of our favorite organizations in town. Read more about the event on our blog, including Carolina Art Crush interviews with some of the participating artists: Allison Luce, Raymond Grubb, Ivan Toth Depeña, Ashley Lathe, Erik Waterkotte, Anne Lemanski, Isaac Payne, Barbara Schreiber, Shaun Cassidy, Matthew Steele, Nathaniel Lancaster, and JoAnn Sieburg-Baker.

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On April 30, The Mint Museum hosts their 3rd Annual Spring fundraiser, Coveted Couture, an event that highlights the museum’s recent focus on fashion. The ticket price for this event is quite a bit more than the aforementioned events ($500 per person), but all proceeds benefit the Mint Annual Fund and support the museum’s programs, exhibitions, arts education, and more. If you want to support YOUR art museum, get your ticket today.

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