March 28, 2020
6 p.m. to midnight
Creative Arts Center

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ArtsGala is one of the premier arts events in the region—and the only one to showcase the amazing talents of students from Wright State University’s theatre, dance, art, music, and motion pictures programs. In its 20-year history, ArtsGala has raised nearly $3 million for scholarships for students in the fine and performing arts.

Each year, over 400 students showcase their talents for more than 800 patrons who find themselves in awe by the talents of performers, artists, musicians, and filmmakers. Unlike any other gala in town, ArtsGala gives patrons to the opportunity to roam the Creative Arts Center visiting various rooms with live performances and food for patrons to enjoy.

On this magical night, guests enjoy:

  • 11 different live performances from dance, to opera, to the best of Broadway
  • Student artists showcasing their creative abilities throughout the building
  • 6 dining experiences
  • NCAA cigar tent
  • 6 bars featuring wine, craft beer, and cocktails
  • Silent auction featuring experiences in food, cigars, wine, and the fine and performing arts

Net proceeds from ArtsGala go to support scholarships for our shining stars.


With 11 performances representing over 400 students, there’s bound to be something for everyone!


Featuring the culinary talents of local chefs and catering companies, ArtsGala is the perfect event for any food connoisseur.


Focusing on experiences, the silent auction at ArtsGala is filled with items you can’t find at any other gala in town!

Scholarship Recipient Success Stories

In its 20-year history, ArtsGala has raised close to $3 million to fund hundreds of scholarships for students in the fine and performing arts at Wright State University.

Making magic

Wright State alumni artists help Dayton’s Front Street Studio Gallery spread its wings

Night moves

Late hours helped Wright State senior Caroline Lawson develop her painting skills

Music of the night

Wright State graduate Kate Mueller performs in the North American tour of “The Phantom of the Opera”

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Presenting Sponsors

Morris Furniture Company Presenting Sponsors

Barnes and Noble


Gold sponsors


Zoe Dell Nutter

Emerson sponsor

Dayton Business Journal sponsor

Prime Time party rental sponsor

Wright State University chartwells sponsor

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