Celebrate A! Magazine for the Arts' 20th anniversary at a gala fundraiser
April 30, 2014This year marks the 20th annivesary of A! Magazine for the Arts.
Saturday, May 31, a gala fundraiser for Arts Alliance Mountain Empire, the non-profit that operates A! Magazine for the Arts, will be held at 6:30 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom at the Holiday Inn in Bristol, Va.
The evening features cocktails, dinner and dancing with entertainment provided by M. J. Beck & Company which plays dance music from the "60s to the present.
Tickets are $75 per person and include one drink. A cash bar will be available.
Proceeds will benefit production of the magazine and the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire's outreach efforts.
The first issue of A! Magazine for the Arts was published in November 1994. From the beginning, a committee of volunteers has performed editorial duties. These volunteers come from various areas of the arts in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. They generally do not represent particular institutions or organizations. Instead, they approach the task of producing the magazine in a manner intended to benefit the entire community, rather than serving themselves or their particular organizations.
In March 2003, A! Magazine for the Arts received the Tennessee Governor's Award for Arts Leadership. This award was presented by Governor Bredesen to Ann Holler, then chairperson of the editorial committee. In 2007, Arts Alliance Mountain Empire received a prestigious Pinnacle tourism award for A! Magazine for the winning combination of a print edition, online edition and e-mail digest.