Why Support ArtsGala?

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. Everyone benefits from this unique event. An investment in ArtsGala is an investment in the future of the fine and performing arts all around the world! Many past ArtsGala students are now working their way through Broadway, in Hollywood, and traveling the country and the sea as part of some of today's hottest shows!

We invite you to join many of your fellow community members to enjoy a spectacular evening featuring the best Wright State has to offer in art, music, theatre, dance, and motion pictures, and the students that benefit from the scholarships raised.

For students in the fine and performing arts, scholarship money is crucial to their success. Scholarships help our programs attract and retain top-notch, talented students and maintain our high-caliber programs. The arts programs are rigorous and very demanding of students' time. Many students are in class, training, and rehearsals all day long and have little time for outside employment. ArtsGala scholarships allow them to focus on studying and honing their craft rather than worrying about working to fully fund their education. This, in turn, lessens their cost burden and prepares them for employment success upon graduation.

Student and Alumni Success Stories

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Setting the stage

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Living her dreams

ArtsGala scholarship helps Andrea Gutierrez study musical theatre at Wright State
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Making magic

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

Late hours helped Wright State senior Caroline Lawson develop her painting skills
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Music of the night

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