We’ve been waiting to officially unveil our plans for the 2019 VCA Gala.  And now we’re ready. This is our biggest fund-raising event of the year . . . last year we raised $90,000 for scholarships and a similar amount for our general operating funds. We’d be honored, thrilled, and grateful for your support this year.

The Theme: Following the path we took last year, we’re staying with the Masquerade theme, this time in time and in tune with Shakespeare’s ode to love and life, Midsummer’s Night Dream. Bonus points for anyone who can go the entire evening in costume and speaking Early-Modern English.

The Time: Follow one path, divert from another. After many auction seasons, we have decided to re-pot ours from a two-day affair to both a single live auction (yes, one night only!) but also a three week long silent auction! What?!  It’s true. The date you should pop on your calendar is Saturday, September 21st .

Silently Live Auction: We will open our Silently Live auction to members on August 30th.  You’ll be able to bid in person or by phone. There will be an opportunity to “buy-it-now” or you can take your chances and wait for the closing bell.

The Evening: We’ll open the actual gala around 5:30 on the 21st with libations, little bites, an edited final silent auction, probably a wine grab, and most definitely a “golden ticket” sale.  The live auction will be held in our theater and will feature 12 experiences and 12 pieces of art. Dinner will be served after in our atrium.

Live Auction Call: We are looking for a dozen pieces of art to showcase in our live auction, and 50 more for our rolling silent auction.  It could be a piece you’ve already created, a piece you plan to create especially for the event, or even a commission or “experience” where you and the lucky bidder can create something together.

Doors open at 5:30pm | Silent Auction Closes at 6:45pm
Live Auction Begins at 7pm | Gala Dinner at 8:30pm
Auction Tickets $50 | Auction & Gala Dinner $175

Submissions due by August 15