A celebration in honor of the AAME Arts Achievement Awards winners is held Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m., at the Holiday Inn in Bristol, Virginia.
This year's gala honors Deanna Cole-Roberts, Charles Goolsby, Val Lyle, Rick Rose and Laura AnnWarner.
The winners were chosen from diverse and talented group of individualsfrom across the region. Each of the winners has made a significant contribution to the arts in our community,not just as artists, but also as inspirations and mentors to other artists.
They spent countless hours perfecting their craft and then sharing their expertise and passion with young artists. AAME is proud to honor their achievements and hopes that you will join us in our celebration.
The fundraiser supports the growing services the alliance offers the community, such as its Art Swap, Arts Achievement Awards, A! Magazine for the Arts and the AAME Speaker Series.
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 eighttickets to the gala. Tickets may be purchased by sending a check, payable to AAME, to P. O. Box 94Bristol, TN 37621, online at www.aame.info/ gala, or at the door.
For more information call 276-494-9925.
Profiles of the winners follow: First, Deanna Cole-Roberts.