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Spring 2012 Fundraisers for DC Arts Organizations

Here are some upcoming fundraisers for arts education organizations.  Have a fun time while supporting the arts for DC’s young people.   DC Collaborative Fundraiser at the Lincoln

What: DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative Patriotic Arts Fête
When: April 25, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where:  Lincoln (1110 Vermont Avenue, NW – Vermont and L Street)
Cost: $25 in advance ($30 at the door). Get tickets here.

 Enjoy a night celebrating arts education with music, wine and Lincoln’s signature hors d’oeuvres to support the DC  Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative.

The evening features:

  • Music soundscapes by DJ Jahsonic
  • Live student performances
  • One raffle ticket, two beverages, and passed hors d’oeuvres

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative is committed to providing all DC public and charter public school students with equal access to the region’s rich artistic and cultural opportunities. Working with member organizations, the DC Collaborative provides free arts and humanities events for 30,000 DC students at no cost to schools each year. 

Celebrating 35 Years of JOMDC
 What: Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Second Annual Dance Party Gala
When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Where: JOMDC Friendship Heights (5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW)
Cost: $75. Get tickets here.
Join Joy of Motion Dance Center for a sparkling and JOY-ful evening celebrating 35 years with your friends at JOMDC. Dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Jeffrey Platts, and enjoy a light buffet, heavenly desserts, beer and wine, a silent auction, and more with Honorary Chair Leon Harris, Anchor ABC7/WJLA.
Before the Gala, you can participate in a Gala Online Auction from Monday, April 16 to Thursday, April 26. Preview the auction here
All proceeds benefit Joy of Motion’s free programs offered through Project Motion Community Outreach.  
Dream in Color - Spring Celebration and Benefit
What: Sitar Arts Center’s Spring Celebration and Benefit
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Corcoran Gallery of Art (500 17th Street)
Cost: Starts at $250 ($100 for Sitar’s teaching artists and weekly volunteers). Get tickets here.
7:30 pm     Savor the Arts
                        Live Music & Silent Auction
                       Wine Reception
                       Inspired Fare from Occasions Caterers
8:00 pm    Experience the Color
                       Art + Music + Dance + Fashion
9:00 pm    Believe in the Dream
                        Exclusive Summer Musical Preview
9:30 pm    Silent Auction Winners Revealed            
 Sitar Arts Center provides multidisciplinary arts education to the children and youth of Washington, DC in a nurturing, creative community where young people discover their inherent talents and gifts. The Center fosters personal and artistic growth through the visual arts, music, drama, dance, fashion design, digital arts, creative writing and early childhood arts education. Sitar Arts Center  offers afterschool, weekend and summer classes to more than 700 students a year, 80 percent of whom come from low-income households.
Hi, Society! Benefit for 826DC
What: Hi, Society! Kentucky Derby-Themed Benefit for 826DC
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Blackbyrd (2005 14th Street, NW)
Cost: $75. Get tickets here.
Join 826DC sipping on mint juleps and cheering on the horses from the second floor of Blackbyrd.  Come join us for music, an auction and a best hat and pocket square contest.

826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.


What: DC SCORES Inspired Art Gala
When: Thursday, May 17, 2012  from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Carnegie Institution of Washington (1530 P Street, NW)
Cost: $150. Get tickets here.
The Gala features the following:
  • 30 pieces of inspired artwork to bid on
  • Cocktails and an array of hors d’oeuvres
  • The Inspiration Award is presented to two influential and visionary leaders
  • Individual and group poetic performances by poet-athletes who autograph the event programs afterward

For people who believe in a well-rounded childhood, DC SCORES is the quality, team-based approach providing youth with the arts, athletics, and academics that will engage, enrich, and improve their lives. DC SCORES builds teams through after school programs for over 800 low-income DC youth at 27 schools by instilling self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community. DC SCORES accomplishes this in an innovative model combining poetry and spoken word, soccer, and service-learning year-round.