The fun starts at 6:30pm with dancing until midnight!

Tickets are $75 per person

Arts Gala 2020 begins with the opening of the silent auction, cash bar, and served hors d’oeuvres. Musicians will be playing music during the first hour as guests peruse the auction items donated by area artists and businesses. Following the performance is the oral auction of larger items ranging from art work to trips followed by dinner. 

Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite Gala attire from the forty years of The Art Center in honor of our 40th anniversary year. Outfits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s are encouraged.

Proceeds from The Annual Arts Gala are earmarked to support school and community education in the arts. AACA has been a vital presence in McMinn County since 1979, presenting thousands of performances, exhibitions, artist residencies, art classes and more by international, regional, and local artists of all types and genres. It has created and sustained many arts groups throughout the years, including the Athens Community Theatre, Athens Area Children’s Choir, Unity Gospel Choir, and has contributed technical assistance to many more groups and individuals.