Oh, What a Night!
On Saturday, June 02, Delta Arts Alliance held its third annual fundraiser, A Night in the Arts , which truly lived up to its name! The festivities started off at 6PM with wine tasting and The Players rocking the stage. Mouth-watering food was served from three food trucks from Memphis and Jackson. The auction earned a lot of attention with special finds, such as tickets to Hamilton in Chicago. The night was full of enjoyment as we saw old friends and made new ones. Thank you to all who made the evening fun.
We leave this year’s A Night In The Arts with an incredibly grateful heart. We would like to extend our thankfulness first to all of our wonderful sponsors that helped make the night possible.
Next, thank you to the magical performance by The Players - we definitely rocked out. Special shoutout to our three food trucks, Sushi Jimmi, Brunch Box, and Bedrock Eats & Sweets- the food was AMAZING! Next, we’d like to thank everyone who attended #ANightInTheArts ! We were delighted to spend time with the community who makes all our service worth it. And last, but not least, we’d love to extend our gratitude to everyone that volunteered, especially our valued board of directors and artists-in-residence; your service was much appreciated.
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In Our Own Words: HOME
What makes IN OUR OWN WORDS such an extraordinary event? The people, I say. The people.
The extraordinary cast members who share their incredibly personal stories - in their own words. No script, no memorized lines. Just their words, their essay...delivered by them. We celebrated a unique and magical night of storytelling, featuring the great talent of our neighbors and friends.
Take our first cast member, Ms. Suzette Matthews. Under the umbrella of this year's theme: HOME, Suzette has scribed a wildly intimate piece, documenting her journey through a cancer diagnosis. You can not miss this brave story, as told by one of the strongest, most courageous women in our community.
"I didn't realize how deep my home ran until disaster struck. I've always had multiple homes, so to speak, a childhood home in Texas, my home with the friends I made in college, and my Delta home. Now I have many more homes, that I would never wish anyone to have, but appreciate them all nonetheless. I have a home with cancer survivors near and far." -Suzette Matthews.
Or our second cast member, Mr. Jim Tims. Mr. Jim, with fierce wit and hilarity, will share with us the humble beginnings of a now deeply treasured family game called BOTT.
"This story will better explain how the Game of BOTT is played. It involves a couples' trip to New England and the Atlantic Provinces of Canada....It was decided early on that they play the game of BOTT while traveling, awarding and subtracting points by a person's name as their behavior warranted. The goal was not to have the most points by your name at the end of the trip and win the crown." -Jim Tims
It was truly a beautiful night of community and connection through open and honest sharing - the art of storytelling brings us all together.
A Night in the Arts was a Night to Remember!
Delta Arts Alliance scored big with its recent presentation of "A NIGHT IN THE ARTS," Saturday, June 17.
"We are so grateful to all that were with us," offered Fundraising Chair Heather Walker. "This event is unquestionably becoming Delta Arts' signature fundraising event and we are already underway with planning for 2018.
"A Night in the Arts is always such a fun evening, and the feedback we receive is very positive. It is gratifying to know our guests are leaving with full bellies having had a good time, purchased amazing art and learned even more about Delta Arts' outstanding work," Walker continued.
New to this year's line-up of events included Ellen Langford, painting live on location. "Ellen is so generous to Delta Arts and we are huge fans of her work. I know so many of guests were just floored by her talent, having been able to see it first hand, as the piece came together. I already have my fingers crossed, hoping our schedules sync again next year and she is able to be with us again," said Rori E. Herbison, DAA Executive Director.
All total, it appears the organization will net just north of $20,000.00 on the night.
"We still have some loose ends to tie up, but crossing that $20,000. mark seems realistic, and we thank everyone that helped, supported or sponsored the event so very much," Herbison concluded. "In a non-profit setting, every dollar makes a true difference, and A Night in the Arts' success will ensure our organization's good work continues to touch so many in our community."
A Huge Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors!
Quality Steel Corporation
Needle Specialty Products
Steve Tonore & Associates, LLC
Cleveland Lumber & Supply
Nehi Bottling Co.
Planters Bank & Trust
Povall & Jeffreys, P.A.
Cleveland State Bank
Statewide Credit Union
Keep Cleveland Boring
Ware Wine & Spirits
Robinson Electric Co. Inc.
Cindy & Butch Bassie
The Jefferson Bank
Caryn & Mike Brister
Cleveland Medical Clinic
The Image Specialist of MS
John Signs & Co. Inc.
Nehi Bottling Company
Jennifer & Turner Wood