The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire holds its annual gala May 16 at 6 p.m., at the Holiday Inn in Bristol, Virginia.
The fundraiser supports the growing services the alliance offers the community, such as its Art Swap and the AAME
speaker series. This year's gala honors the winners of the AAME Arts Achievement Awards.
They are Deanna Cole-Roberts, Charles Goolsby, Val Lyle, Rick Rose and Laura
The evening begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m., dinner follows at 7 p.m. Entertainment follows the awards presentation; plans are being made for classic American jazz to be provided for entertainment.
Tickets are $100 per person. Table sponsorships are $600 and include eight tickets to the gala.
The May issue of A! Magazine for the Arts will include further details about the evening and profiles of the winners.