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NEWS & PHOTOS: East End Arts ARTworks Gala Kickoff Party – A Great Success! (posted November 9, 2015)

NEWS & PHOTOS: East End Arts ARTworks Gala Kickoff Party – A Great Success! (posted November 9, 2015)

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press contact: Stephanie Israel
631-727-0900
sisrael@eastendarts.org
Link to photos below;
high res photos available upon request

NEWS & PHOTOS
East End Arts ARTworks Gala Kickoff Party – A Great Success!
Held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Hotel Indigo East End

(RIVERHEAD, NY, November 9, 2015) –– East End Arts is thrilled to announce the great success of its ARTworks Gala Kickoff Party, which was held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Hotel Indigo East End in Riverhead, NY. Friends and supporters of East End Arts were invited to share in the excitement of this special evening as the ARTworks Gala Committee, along with our special guest Bob Isaksen, Long Island President, Bank of America, officially kicked-off East End Arts ARTworks Spring Gala 2016, honoring Bank of America, to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at East Wind in Wading River, NY. Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails, delectable local bites and live entertainment at Hotel Indigo's elegant fireside patio on the beautiful October evening, with a special performance by East End Arts School alum vocalist Sheree Elder accompanied by Arthur Pitts, and a special announcement that Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers will serve as the honorary chair of the May 2016 fundraising event. Special thanks goes to Bank of America, the 2016 ARTworks Gala lead sponsor, and to Hotel Indigo East End, the Kickoff Party Sponsor.

Photos from the event can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/eastendarts.

ARTworks 2016 Spring Gala sponsors to date include:
• Lead Sponsor – Bank of America
• Master Artist Sponsor – Hotel Indigo
• Producer – Long Island Game Farm
• Director Sponsor – Riverhead Building Supply; Mona and Jim Lennon
• Soloist – Eileen McGuire and John McLane; Juan Micieli-Martinez
• Auction Donor – Gaia Hotel & Reserve Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (donated by Thomas Joseph Farrell)

East End Arts is thrilled to announce its ARTworks 2015 Spring Gala, to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, at East Wind in Wading River, NY. The celebratory evening will honor East End Arts supporters Bank of America and will be a dazzling evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; dinner and dancing; live and silent auctions with Nicholas Dawes of Heritage Auctions and frequent appraiser on Antiques Roadshow. Additionally, East End Arts is thrilled to announce that Nile Rodgers, Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, and co-founder/chairman of We Are Family Foundation will serve as the honorary chair of the event. Proceeds from East End Arts ARTworks Spring Gala help provide art and music lesson scholarships to area children, as well as support East End Arts mission to build and enrich our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration. Tickets are now available on our website at http://www.eastendarts.org/programs/events/gala.html.

For more information, visit http://www.eastendarts.org/programs/events/gala.html.

Thank you to all ARTworks Gala 2016 Committee Members: Lorraine Aycock (co-chair), Robert Ward (co-chair), Jonathan Berdinka, Cia Comnas, Jim Lennon, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Eileen McGuire, Melinda Novak, Kristen Reyes, Rob Salvatico, Tom Sullivan, Mario Ticas.

For more information, contact East End Arts at 631-727-0900 or agomberg@eastendarts.org.
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East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.