Arts Emerging

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 
5 - 9 p.m. 

Holton Plaza and Center for the Arts 
George Mason University, Fairfax Campus 

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Welcome back to campus for a one-night only family-friendly extravaganza full of arts, food, and community to celebrate the return of the arts to campus and the 20th anniversary of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts! 

Proceeds support student scholarships in Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Mason Community Arts Academy, Green Machine Ensembles, and the Great Performances at Mason season at the Center for the Arts


5:00 to 7:30 pm: Student and alumni showcases and exhibitions on and around Holton Plaza, food and drink available for purchase 

8:00 to 9:00 pm: Main stage student and alumni performance in the Center for the Arts 

Sponsor Arts Emerging or purchase tickets today!

Sponsorship Information 

One hundred percent of Arts Emerging sponsorships will go towards student scholarships and community arts programs during a time when need is great. Many of our students have lost jobs in the past year, making scholarship funds more important than ever. 

As an added incentive to sponsor both Arts Emerging in 2021 and ARTS by George! in 2022, sponsors who commit to supporting both events will be invited to a special event on February 12, 2022, when the Center for the Arts welcomes Kristin Chenoweth to the stage! That evening will end with a VIP post-concert experience with Ms. Chenoweth! Please fill out this form or email Emily Rusch if you are interested in taking advantage of this special opportunity! 

Fans of ARTS by George!, please know that ARTS by George! will return on September 24, 2022 in its usual form. 

Learn more about the direct impact your contributions make on students’ lives: 

Tiffany Vu, Film and Video Studies, BA 2023 

I chose to come to Mason because I wanted to have a film education that was more well-rounded, and the directing concentration here allowed me to learn a little bit of everything. 

Tiffany Vu
Tiffany Vu
Tiffany Vu

Scholarships have tremendously impacted my life, especially during quarantine. My family’s business has been severely impacted by the pandemic, and this scholarship allowed me to still pursue internships related in my field rather than taking part time jobs to help pay for my tuition. I am currently an intern for the D.C. Asian American Film Festival which has always been a dream of mine.  

After graduation, I plan to find a job in marketing and social media in the D.C. area. I plan to save up for a few years before I move to LA. 

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Sandy Spring Bank

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Executive Producer

Mark and Sharon Gottlieb 


Carney Foundation
Christopher Companies

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Robert K. Purks 


Anne and John Bolger 
Rick Davis and Julie Thompson 
Steven Golsch and Jim Nedohon
McAleese & Associates, P.C.  


Helen and Bill Ackerman 
José M. Cortina & Kimberly K. Eby 
Glory Days Grill

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Arthur and Linda Hamerschlag
Maryam and Hamid Kasmai 
Linda M. and William B. Lewis 
JP Phaup and Paula Martino 
Matt and Shelby Morris 
Donald and Sonja Palomaki 
Dr. Victoria N. Salmon and Mr. John J. Salmon 
Peter N. Stearns and Donna L. Kidd
Eloise Stinger 
Annabelle and David Stone 


Mack and Paulette Miller