Young Audiences’ gala is back and better than ever! Taste the Arts X: Education Powered by the Arts will take place on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore.
Taste the Arts X: Education Powered by the Arts is a gala benefit to support arts experiences in Maryland schools and communities.
Guests will dine on small plates from nearly 30 of the area’s most sensational restaurants and browse auction items ranging from spectacular art to one-of-a-kind experiences. Performances from Young Audiences award-winning artists will allow guests to experience the awe and excitement that the arts can bring to any environment—from the classroom to the gala ballroom.
Best of all, proceeds from Taste the Arts directly benefit Maryland classrooms, providing our students the opportunity to imagine, to create, and to realize their full potential through the arts.
Friday, May 6, 2016
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
The Hippodrome Theatre
At the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
12 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Anything goes! From blue jeans to ball gowns.
On the Main Stage
Performance composed and directed by Wendel Patrick, YA Artist and 2015 Baker Artist Award Winner. Performed by Peabody Institute musicians Jahi Alexander, Blair Skinner, Louna Dekker-Vargas, and Yoshi Horiguchi and YA artists Max Bent, Wendel Patrick, and Jamaal Collier.
Throughout the Evening
Curtis Blues: Acoustic roots and blues music
NRITYA: Indian Classical dance
Synetic Theater: Pantomime Theatre
Interactive Art Stations
Light painting with FutureMakers: Use craft materials and LEDs to create a “light brush” and paint with light in long exposure photos.
Screen painting with John Iampieri: Practice the traditional Baltimore art of screen painting with a master of the craft John Iampieri.
Honoring the following arts-in-education leaders:
Nina Collier Arts Champion Award
Lois & Michael Mark
Josephine L. Kohn Leadership Award
Artist of the Year Award
Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School
Visionary School Award
Program presented by emcee Aaron Henkin, producer of “Out of the Blocks” and Director of New Local Programming for WYPR 88.1.
For the first time, Taste the Arts will feature a pre-event VIP Reception from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Hippodrome Theatre. The reception will include a specialty cocktail and passed hors d’oeuvres, mingling with the night’s honorees and other special guests, a silent auction preview, and the opportunity to create music with YA Artist of the Year Jamaal Collier. To attend the VIP Reception, please choose the VIP Ticket option at check-out.
Not only will you be supporting a great cause – the online auction is fun! Check out our selection of one-of-a-kind items and experiences.
Participating restaurants include: