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Join us for a one-of-a-kind event commemorating RAL’s 75th anniversary of bringing art to the community and community to the arts. 

9.21.24 | 6 - 9PM


As one of the oldest non-profit visual arts organizations in the country, RAL will toast this milestone with an exciting celebration. We invite you to “Be Part of the Art” and active participants in a special celebratory gala.


As a part of the fun, guests will be encouraged to channel their inner artist and wear creative art-inspired cocktail attire, whether a scarf, hat or entire outfit. Think Met Gala meets the Northern Neck.

  • Live Music: Enjoy live jazz music from renowned vocalist Stephanie Nakasian, listed in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz as one of the world’s leading jazz singers. 

  • Wishing Tree: Jot down your hopes, dreams, pledges and well wishes for RAL and have a stilt walker hang your wish on our wishing tree, a largescale art installation and visual focal point of the event.  

  • Artists in Action: Observe artist Tommy Fox execute a triptych and other RAL artists execute paintings in different media. 

  • Be a Masterpiece: Be a part of the art, literally! Get your photo taken with whimsical interpretations of classic masterpieces. Actors from the Westmoreland Players will be circulating the frames encouraging guests to “be in a painting.”  



Surrounded by performing and visual artists, guests will be able to explore and engage with fun and immersive activities that honor and celebrate RAL and the visual arts.

  • Make a Masterpiece: Inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama’s polka dot-covered ‘Obliteration Room,’ guests are invited to participate and transform an all-white room into a work of avant-garde art with multi-colored RAL 75 stickers. 

  • Delicious Local Food & Bar: Bryan Oliff, owner of Angelo’s Seafood & Steamer Bar will be catering. A cocktail-style event, guests will enjoy a delicious array of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dishes and desserts.  

  • Signature Cocktail: Upon entry, guests will be given a signature Art 75 mocktail or cocktail to get the party started.



With your help, we aspire to to advance our mission of bringing art to the community and the community to the arts. Your support of the Be Part of the Art Gala will also help us increase RAL’s reach in the Northern Neck so we can provide services such as: 

  • A pottery studio 

  • A youth center 

  • A teen center 

  • More adult classrooms 

  • A multipurpose exhibition space 

  • Senior adult outreach 


Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

See you at the gala! 

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