Special thanks to Leona Johnson, Katja Farin, Jake Kessler, and Olivia Wood, and the entire Art Gala committee for organizing the event! A huge thank you to Savannah Stevens and Gabby Robinson. And of course, thank you to everyone who donated art or silent auction items, sold tickets, catered, helped set up, helped clean up, or attended the Art Gala. See you next year!
Spring is arriving which means that the East Valley Family YMCA’s annual art gala is quickly approaching too! Among the extensive list of programs the East Valley Y offers, there is a program for teens, Youth and Government. Y & G is a program that over 3,000 teens across California participate in. East Valley attains over 160 of those teens. However, in order to participate in the educationally-enriching program, a fee is mandatory in order to attend the statewide trips. East Valley doesn’t deny a teenager the right to have their voice heard and because of that, we throw an art gala; an effort to raise money for scholarships that provide teens (of all socio- economic backgrounds) an opportunity to be apart of youth and government.
The art gala’s mission is to promote young and upcoming artists creative abilities by displaying their art to the public. Which is why we urge anyone and everyone of the Los Angeles County to attend this glorious night filled with art, music, mingling, a raffle, a silent auction, food, and beverages! Tickets pre-sale are $10 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets at the door will be raised by $5 ($15 for students and $20 for adults). A variety of musicians will be playing this event, but we don’t want to give everything away just yet, so keep checking the page for the revealing of the events lineup and set times. As well as art and music, we will be having a raffle contest and silent auction filled with desirable prizes and gift baskets.
We are still collecting art! The deadline for art submissions is March 10th. We accept all mediums of art, open but not limited to: sculptures, zines, paintings, sketches, photography, etc. 100% of all profits will be going toward East Valley’s youth and government program, but please do not let that discourage you from donating, for this events purpose is to promote YOU; the artists of the Los Angeles County!