ARTS by George!

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Returning Saturday, September 24, 2022

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth

Save the date for the 15th annual ARTS by George! on Saturday, September 24, 2022! This annual benefit event supports student scholarships at George Mason University’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. ARTS by George! has raised more than $2  million since it began in 2006. The evening begins by showcasing the remarkable talents of Mason students amid an array of spectacular food and beverages, and culminates with a performance by Kristin Chenoweth in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Buy tickets and sponsorships.

15th Annual ARTS by George! Sponsors

As of May 2, 2022 

Presenting Sponsor

Sandy Spring Bank

Executive Producer

Carolyn Peterson


The Carney Foundation 

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Robert K. Purks


Anne and John Bolger
Lavern Chatman
Rick Davis and Julie Thompson

GMU Foundation Inc logo

Steven Golsch and Jim Nedohon
Mark Hardy and So Lim
Pamela and Tom Maskey
Matthew Morris and Shelby Olson


Richard Averill Foundation
Linda Beckman
Dianne and Gerard Blais & Mack and Paulette Miller 
Mike Brown and Buffy Price
Pat and Pat Carroll & Ida and Robert Portland 
Joyce Grimes
Art and Linda Hamerschlag
Linda and Harlan Harber
Shirley Joyce
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kanyan
Linda M. Lewis and William B. Lewis

Lockton logo

Don and Sonja Palomaki & Col. and Mrs. John and Mary Rephlo

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Roberta Roumel
Dr. Victoria N. Salmon and Mr. John J. Salmon

Shugoll Limelight logo

Peter N. Stearns and Donna L. Kidd
Eloise Stinger
Annabelle and David Stone

Watch a recording of A Celebration of ARTS by George!, below, from Saturday, September 26, 2020

Below: Highlights from the 14th annual ARTS by George!

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Patrons enjoying a break at the Kustard Bar
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Live Auction at Arts by George 2019
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Guests explore the silent auction offerings.
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Tempting food displays in the George's tent
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Audra McDonald and CVPA Dean, Rick Davis, at champagne reception
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School of Theater students perform excerpts from "Rags."
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Jazz vocal students entertain the guests.
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Mason Doctoral student
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School of Art students showcase screen printing techniques.
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Display by School of Dance freshmen
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Performance by Mason Community Arts Academy musicians