AAME Gala honors Arts Achievement winners
By Leslie Grace | A! Magazine for the Arts | April 27, 2016A celebration in honor of the AAME Arts Achievement Awards winners is held Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m., at the Holiday Inn in Bristol, Virginia.
This year's Gala honors Amanda Aldridge, Nancy DeFriece, Michele Plescia, Bill and Diane Thomas and Betsy White.
The winners were chosen from a diverse and talented group of individuals from across the region. Each of the winners has made a significant contribution to the arts in our community, not just as artists, but also as inspirations and mentors to other artists.
They spent countless hours perfecting their craft and then sharing their expertise and passion with young artists. AAME is proud to honor their achievements and hopes that you will join us in our celebration.
The fundraiser supports the growing services the Alliance offers the community, such as its Art Swap, Arts Achievement Awards, A! Magazine for the Arts and the AAME Speaker Series.
The evening begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m., dinner follows at 7 p.m. David Champouillon and other jazz musicians entertain.
Tickets are $100 per person. Table sponsorships are $600 and include eight tickets to the gala. Tickets may be purchased by sending a check, payable to AAME, to P. O. Box 94, Bristol, TN 37621, online at www.aame.info/ gala, or at the door.
For more information call 423-652-7462.
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