Looking for the perfect Date Night? Mason’s annual Arts By George fundraising gala event, which provides student scholarships and support to the College of Visual and Performing Arts – including its community arts programs – will take place Saturday, September 29th. This year’s activities will include performances by some of the Academy’s very own music and acting students!
WHAT: Arts By George Fundraising Event
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018 – starting at 5 PM
WHERE: de Laski Performing Arts Building at Mason in Fairfax See Map
COST: $275 per person
PARKING: Free parking in Lot K, or paid parking in Mason Pond Parking Deck
If you have never attended an Arts by George event before, there is a reason why they have dubbed it “An Evening Like No Other”. Attendees can stroll through the Performing Arts Building to interact with multiple sets of performances from Mason students (including one special performance from our Academy students!), enjoy fine buffet-style dining, and more – all starting at 5pm and going through to the featured concert performance at 8:30 PM in the Center for the Arts.
- 10 open studios and rehearsal halls showcasing more than 100 talented Mason students (plus a special performance by Academy students!)
- 3 of the region’s finest restaurants with an elegant buffet
- 60+ exclusive silent and live auction items including theater, sports, cuisine, and travel
- 1 dazzling performance by Grammy Award winner The Manhattan Transfer featuring Mason’s own American Festival Pops Orchestra and Mason Vocal Jazz Ensemble, followed by an on-stage champagne toast with The Manhattan Transfer (pictured below)!
Proceeds support Mason student scholarships in Art, Dance, Music, Theater, Arts Management, Computer Game Design, and Film and Video Studies, as well as the Great Performances at Mason season, The Green Machine Ensembles, and Mason Community Arts Academy. (Guests can allocate their support specifically for the Academy!)
Need a reason to bring out that fancy dress? Time to dust off that tux? Be a part of the arts at Arts By George. It’s a date!