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    Maryland Hall’s Arts Alive fundraiser will feature auctions, food tasting stations, and jazz and swing tunes on September 11, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

Maryland Hall To Host Arts Alive 17

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September 10, 2015

“Swing with the Arts” is this year’s theme for Maryland Hall’s 17th annual fundraising event, Arts Alive, which will be held on Friday, September 11, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Each year, Arts Alive raises more than $100,000 for Maryland Hall’s year-round arts enrichment and education programs that serve nearly 100,000 people.

This year’s event, co-chaired by Maryland Hall board members Lisanna Gardiner and Barbara Jackson (BB&T Bank), will feature some changes to its format. The event will kick off at 6:00pm in several “tents under the stars” on Maryland Hall’s front driveway, where there will be an extensive silent auction of unique and rare items and experiences. Tasting stations featuring signature dishes and drinks from area restaurants, caterers and hotels will allow guests to sample delicious food from vendors including Annapolis Seafood, Baltimore Coffee and Tea, Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, Blackwall Hitch, Bowl of Cherries Catering & Events, Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen, Carroll's Creek, Galway Bay, Herrington On The Bay, Loews Annapolis Hotel, Luna Blu, Main Ingredient, O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel, Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, Paul's Homewood Café and Sweet Hearts Patisserie.

The second half of the event, set for after 8:00pm, will take place in the newly renovated Maryland Hall theater. Guests will bid on items during a live auction, and then they will swing to the sounds of jazz and swing tunes by the Craig Gildner Big Band while dancing in the theater’s new orchestra pit, open for the night.

Nearly 500 people are expected to attend Arts Alive 17, including government and community leaders, arts patrons, business leaders and Maryland Hall members. Tickets for the event are $150 per person, and event sponsorships are $1,500; $3,000; $5,000; and $10,000, which includes tickets for 10 people, reserved theater seating and numerous recognition opportunities.

“Arts Alive is the kick-off to the social season,” said Linnell Bowen, Maryland Hall president. “It’s a fun and very casual party that year after year brings new people to Maryland Hall and helps raise money to support our education classes, exhibits, performances and outreach programs. We look forward to another great event this year!”

For information about Arts Alive 17, contact Maryland Hall at 410-263-5544, ext. 10, or go to www.marylandhall.org.

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