ARTS by George!

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Returning Saturday, September 30, 2023

Save the date for the annual ARTS by George! on Saturday, September 30, 2023! This annual benefit event supports student scholarships at George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Mason Community Arts AcademyGreen 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 an exciting headliner performance in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Buy tickets and sponsorships.

ARTS by George! Sponsors

as of March 13, 2023

Presenting Sponsor

Sandy Spring Bank

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Executive Producer

Carolyn Peterson and the Peterson Family Foundation


Steven Golsch and Jim Nedohon


Matthew Morris and Shelby Olson


Linda Beckman
Lockton Companies

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Roberta Roumel

Watch a virtual presentation of ARTS by George! in 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