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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

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 May 13, 2019)

Presenting Sponsor

Sandy Spring Bank logo

Executive Producer

Carolyn and Milt Peterson


Drs. Ángel and Beth Cabrera
The Carney Foundation
Mark and Sharon Gottlieb
The Honorable J. Chapman Petersen and Mrs. Sharon Kim Petersen
Robert K. Purks
Smith Pachter McWhorter logo


Richard W. Averill Foundation
Rick Davis and Julie Thompson
Mary Duckett
George Mason University Foundation Inc logo
Mark P. Hardy and So Lim
McAleese and Associates
Nina Toups
Mikki Van Wyk


The Beck Foundation
Linda Beckman
Anne and John Bolger
Jack Bowden and Patty Lovett
Agnes Brown
Michael Brown and Elizabeth Price
Anne Caputo
Pat and Pat Carroll & Ida and Rob Portland
Joe and Carol Catalano
Ron and Debby Clark
ComforTrac logo
Robert and Evonne Connolly
Donald and Tota Conwell & Mack and Paulette Miller
christopher consultants logo
J.J. and Jeff Davis
Dr. Bernadette Dunham and Dr. Raymond Petryshn
Kimberly K. Eby PhD and Jose M. Cortina PhD
Harry and Barbara Gerber

Steven Golsch and Jim Nedohon
Joyce and Gary Grimes
Arthur and Linda Hamerschlag
Betty and Grayson Hanes
Bill, Alison, and Rachelle Jackson
Charles and Shirley Joyce
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Kanyan
Mark and Dodie Lacy
Mary Donn Liles

Thomas and Pamela Maskey
John and Jeanette Mason
Rita and Dennis Meyer

Donald and Sonja Palomaki & John and Mary Rephlo
Judith E. Poe
Ron and Margie Register
Roberta Roumel
Dr. Victoria N. Salmon and Mr. John J. Salmon
J. Knox Singleton and Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons
Shugoll Research logo

Dr Peter N Stearns and Ms Donna L Kidd
Annabelle and David Stone
Soil Consultants Inc.
Pat and Bob Warakomsky
Weiner Spivey and Miller logo
Dr. David Wu and Mrs. Sheau Ping Wu
Alan and Lisa Zuccari

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