April 17, 2021
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 21-year history, ArtsGala has raised over $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
  • 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.

Artsgala news

Wright State University graduates co-chair ArtsGala 2020

David and Nancy Smith hope to attract a younger audience to the annual fundraiser

Making magic

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

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Morris Furniture Company Presenting Sponsors

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Emerson sponsor

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