Denver Sister Cities International’s annual Gala is an opportunity to gather with internationally-minded people over good food, drink, and entertainment.
Art & Soul is AfricAid’s premier annual gala – an evening to celebrate empowered young women who change their own lives and transform their communities. The evening features art and music along with silent and live auctions at The Posner Center for International Development in Denver. This will be our biggest celebration yet as we celebrate AfricAid’s continued growth to reach 2,000 girls in 2017.
The gallery experience will feature artwork from dozens of visual artists, as well as live musical performances by Tom Hagerman (of DeVotchKa) Ensemble, Bluebook, and DJ sets by Jonny DeStefano and Christy Thacker. The unique evening of art, music, food, drink and community will debut a collection of original artwork inspired by this year’s theme “Faces of US” – a look into the qualities embodied by the people of our country. A celebration of how they are as unique as they are universal.
Come partake in an evening celebrating the melding of creativity and interdisciplinary ideas of designers from all parts of the globe! The evening will feature collaborative apparel designs by We Made This artisans and professional designers, as well as group art pieces and codesigned home goods made by We Made This program participants. In addition to music, a silent auction, food and drinks, the evening’s presentation will also include a live auction of the creations presented, highlights of the design learning process of the collaborators, and a launch of the new We Made This video.
Come and have an international meal from one of several food trucks and and booths including Ethiopian, Syrian, and Burmese food vendors. Your ticket price of $35 buys you a dinner ticket from one vendor, plus all the beer you can drink from 5pm to 8pm! Enjoy your dinner on our lovely patio with live international music, kids activities and a great community of people.
As part of our 25th-anniversary celebration, we will recreate the sights, sounds, and mouth-watering tastes of a busy Indian market. Be dazzled by jewelry and colorful fashions, while partaking of delicious Indian snacks, all backed by the shoulder-shimmying sounds of Bollywood hits. Come appreciate how your support has impacted the lives of the young women throughout India, who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to pursue their dreams.