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;
, Artist-in-Residence of Spring Semester and
, Artist-in-Residence of the Year) and the tireless work of long-time DAA volunteer,
, 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."
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."
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