Wright State University’s ArtsGala, one of the Dayton region’s most festive and unique arts events, returned to the Creative Arts Center on April 1 with an impressive program that featured student performances in theatre, dance, motion pictures, music and visual arts.
ArtsGala celebrated its 24th year with many special events designed to commemorate the occasion, including more than 400 student performers in 12 unique performances.
“This is a premier event in Dayton,” said Gary Schmidt, Ph.D., dean of the Wright State College of Liberal Arts. “Our students are really talented. They come from the region and from around the country.”
ArtsGala has raised over $3 million in scholarships for Wright State’s fine and performing arts students over the past two decades.
Hillary Allison, a senior dance major and an ArtsGala Scholarship recipient, said the scholarship demonstrates how generous the community is to the arts. She believes ArtsGala patrons will leave with an appreciation for the talented students at Wright State.
“I hope they’re reminded of the young artists that are truly here to create beauty for the world,” said Allison.