Gala galore

Wright State’s Creative Arts Center was transformed into a display of every type of art, from movies and music to acting and dancing for six hours on April 13.

The 20th annual ArtsGala drew hundreds of people to enjoy the arts and raise scholarship funds for fine and performing arts students.

Throughout the evening, student performances included a dance, Wind Symphony, opera, Collegiate Chorale and an excerpt from “A Little Night Music.”

ArtsGala is a way for students who receive ArtsGala scholarships to say thank you to donors as well as display their craft. In the 20 years Wright State has hosted the gala, it has raised nearly $3 million in scholarships for students.

Noah Carpenter, a sophomore organ performance major and recipient of an ArtsGala scholarship, said he is very thankful for the support.

“I am paying for my college education on my own so being able to have any help and support is absolutely wonderful,” said Carpenter.”

In the Stein Galleries, students displayed their photography and paintings. Patrons could also visit the galleries to participate in a silent auction featuring gift baskets in a variety of categories, such as food and drinks or entertainment. The money raised from the auction goes directly toward student scholarships.

ArtsGala’s presenting sponsors are Barnes & Noble at Wright State and Morris Furniture Company. Other major sponsors include Chartwells, Dayton Business Journal, Emerson, Heapy Engineering, HORAN, Zoe Dell Nutter, ThinkTV, Prime Time Party Rental and WHIO-TV.

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