SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Ticket sales are open for West Nebraska Arts Center’s annual fundraiser, “Uncork Your Winter Blues: The Grape Gatsby.”
This adults-only wine and food pairing event will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Main Gallery from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Supporters of the fundraiser will enjoy a fabulous evening of wine tastings, delicious hors d’oeuvres, jazz music and more. Main Street Market will be serving champagne. There will be a silent auction featuring unique, themed baskets from area businesses to bid on, as well as reserve wine tastings for an additional donation. Roaring 20’s inspired costumes and attire are encouraged, but totally optional.
“This special evening in the gallery is our way of saying thank you for member and community support. At the Arts Center, we believe in sharing a community venue for promoting appreciation and education of the arts; encouraging diversity, creativity and cultural enrichment; and inspiring and awakening artistic expression in all backgrounds and ages. With the help of everyone who supports our fundraiser, the Arts Center continues to provide a variety of high quality cultural programs and art exhibits within our community. I am especially excited about this year’s theme. The WNAC staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors always do a fabulous job with this event, but this year will be especially exciting, says Donna Thompson, WNAC Executive Director.
“Our theme this year focused on the roaring 20’s. Colors we will be using are black, silver, and ivory. The fashion was zoot suits and flapper dresses. The times were marked by major advances in technology with many of the inventions still in use today. The growth of the movie industry, start of the mass production of cars, use of radios in the home, and more mark this decade as a time of radical change, discoveries, and inventions. Mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss this party,” Thompson says.
Advanced ticket sales only. Tickets are not sold at the door the evening of the fundraiser. Sales end Jan. 17. The 2018 Wine Tasting Fundraiser is an adults-only event. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. To purchase tickets, visit www.thewnac.com, call West Nebraska Arts Center at (308) 632-2226, or visit the gallery Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or weekends 1 to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 for WNAC Members, $60 regular price. All proceeds benefit the West Nebraska Arts Center. Tickets are limited and early purchase is strongly advised.
West Nebraska Arts Center is a cultural non-profit organization committed to education, awareness and excellence in the arts, serving the North Platte Valley Region. WNAC is located at 106 East 18th Street in Scottsbluff. Visit the Arts Center’s website, www.thewnac.com, and like us on Facebook to learn more.
The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this program through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.