Enjoy an evening of art, music, and theatre
by Wright State students


Printable version of the ARTSGALA schedule (PDF)

photo from a student performance at artsgala

ARTSGALA—it’s considered to be one of the premier arts events in the Dayton area and the highlight of Wright State’s arts season!  Annually more than 900 patrons attend this event to enjoy top-notch entertainment and activities by our talented students in art, music, theatre, dance, and motion pictures, along with fine dining and a magnificent silent auction.  In the past 17 years this event has raised over $2.2 million in critical scholarship funding for our fine and performing arts students.

2017 Features include:

  • Live performances to accompany themed culinary delights in our five dining rooms
  • Wind Symphony, featuring Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Broadway production featuring 9 to 5
  • Live artistic creation by student artists
  • Music ensembles and solos
  • Student film festival
  • Dance performances
  • Opera Scenes
  • Cigars and bourbon tent
  • Wine and bourbon tastings
  • Martini lounge
  • Silent Auction with over 100 impressive items

Please note: main bar accepts credit cards;
all other bars are cash only.

Black-tie optional.

This Year's Featured Artwork

First Place

Alexis Lyman, Eva Lewis, and Dana Wiley -- The Wright Brothers’ Flying Imagination, oil on panels

Second Place

Josh Cigrang -- Lagues, color photo