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ARTS by George!

ARTS by George!

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 5:00 PM
Center for the Arts, Fairfax Campus

ARTS by George! event at the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

ARTS by George! event at the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Each September, the seven academic disciplines in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Mason Community Arts Academy, and the Green Machine Ensembles join forces to present the annual ARTS by George! benefit to raise funds for student scholarships and community arts programs.

Students and faculty from each discipline collaborate in a series of behind-the-scenes showcase performances and exhibits in open studios and rehearsal halls of the deLaski Performing Arts Building. The event includes award-winning wine and restaurant stations from the top restaurants in the D.C. region, as well as a silent auction of arts-related items and experiences. The evening culminates in a gala performance by Tony, Grammy®, and Emmy® Award winner, Audra McDonald, in the Concert Hall, followed by an on-stage champagne and dessert reception with the guest artist. The annual event has collectively raised more than $1 million since it began in 2006. Learn more about ARTS by George! scholarship recipients.

For more information, email Susan Graziano ( Director of Development, Fairfax Programs, or call 703-993-4188.

Tickets and Sponsorships:

$300 General Tickets

$125 Mason Alumni Tickets

Sponsorships begin at $1,800

For more information, email Emily Rusch or call her at 703-993-3872.

Event Schedule

5:00 PM Student Showcases
  Silent Auction
  Grand buffet, restaurant stations, and bars
8:00 PM Live Auction and Fund-a-Student
8:30 PM Great Performances at Mason special guest artist, Audra McDonald
10:00 PM On-stage champagne reception with Audra McDonald


The students, faculty and staff of the College of Visual and Performing Arts gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors that have generously supported ARTS by George!:

(as of March 25, 2019)

Executive Producer

Carolyn and Milt Peterson


Drs. Ángel and Beth Cabrera
The Carney Foundation
Val McWhorter and Michael Molina & Smith Pachter McWhorter


Anne and John Bolger
Agnes Brown
Dr. Bernadette Dunham and Dr. Raymond Petryshn
Betty and Grayson Hanes
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Kanyan
Daniel J. Moore Design
Jim Nedohon and Steven Golsch
Roberta Roumel

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