A Night in the Arts:
A Shining Success for Delta Arts
On Saturday, June 01, Delta Arts Alliance held its fourth annual fundraiser, A Night in the Arts , which truly lived up to its name! The festivities started off at 5:30PM with wine tasting and Delta String Band rocking the stage. Mouth-watering food was served from three food trucks, including Jimmy Sushi (Memphis), Fuel Food Truck (Memphis) & Sweetwater Bleu'z Creole & Cajun Cooking (Rosedale) and the reviews were nothing short of raving.

After a brief pause in the entertainment to recognize the contributions of three outstanding artists-in-residence for their stellar efforts inside the classroom ( Mary Katherine Honeycutt , Artist-in-Residence of Fall Semester; Latoya Edwards , Artist-in-Residence of Spring Semester and Leslie Turner , Artist-in-Residence of the Year) and the tireless work of long-time DAA volunteer, Hilda Povall , as this year's recipient of the organization's Gabion Award, local favorite Craig Adams and a special line-up of friends got things cranked back up for all 250-plus attendees to enjoy and dance the night away.

"Our hearts are full," said Executive Director Rori Eddie Herbison. "We are so grateful to everyone that came and rocked out with us—y’all are the stars of our Night in the Arts. The overwhelming support we are seeing tonight shows this community's dedication to bringing arts education to the Delta."

"We hear you loudly and very clearly tonight," she continued. "The arts are important to you and we thank you for allowing us to do the work that we do. We cannot continue to make the impacts we do without you."

Fundraising Chair Heather Walker offered deeply grateful acknowledgements to the night's sponsors and credited a record crowd, perfect weather and awesome entertainment with the organization's "shining success. Everything came together just as we wanted and we are proud to announce the organization raised over $23,000 in support of the arts. We are so very thankful to each and every contributing dollar of that success. We hope you mark your calendars and will be back with us, Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 6pm."

Hate that you couldn't be with us? We've got you covered. Check out of this fun rewind video below, produced by Robertson Scholar Lilly Clark .

Happy Summer!
Ida Gray Moore, above, is absolutely giddy with excitement because she knows where it's at - SUMMER ARTS! She's got her place reserved in her favorite summertime arts classes at Delta Arts Alliance. What about you?

Delta Arts Alliance offers art workshops to keep the creativity going in June and July. We will introduce students to the work of famous artists as well as a wide variety of mediums--fibers, pastels, isopropyl alcohol and ceramic tile, and more. This programming helps support (and produce!) local artists, and we offer new topics and different artists’ expertise every week!

Don’t miss out on the unique 2019 classes, running Tuesdays and Thursdays in the mornings and afternoons. Go to https://www.deltaartsalliance.org/summer-art to check out topics and register or call the office at 662 843 3344. We can make personalized recommendations for your aspiring artists.
DELTA ARTS ALLIANCE IS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY FUNDING FROM THE MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION , A STATE AGENCY, AND NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS , A FEDERAL AGENCY. 
DELTA ARTS ALLIANCE IS A 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION. 
GIFTS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.