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Arts & Culture Alliance celebrating successful $55,000 fundraising event

KNOXVILLE — The Arts & Culture Alliance announced impressive totals from the encore Dinner on the Bridge fundraising event on October 15, 2017. The fundraiser benefitted the Arts & Heritage Fund. The 190 attendees, sponsors, and volunteers made this fundraiser possible. The Alliance’s inaugural fundraiser welcomed 11 sponsors and sold $928 in silent auction items, resulting in over $55,000 thousand dollars of proceeds. The live auction of the signature piece by artist Ryan Blair sold for $1,100.

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Dinner on the Bridge raised $55,000 for the Arts & Heritage Fund. Image courtesy of Jon Gustin

“We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect night to celebrate the Anniversary of our beautiful city,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance. “It truly was a smashing success, especially with the delicious and exciting chaos brought on by the rain storm that served as a finale.”

Dinner on the Bridge included hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert by All Occasion Catering, cocktails by The Pour Guys, and entertainment provided by musicians of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero gave remarks.

Event sponsors included All Occasion Catering, Cherokee Distributing, City of Knoxville – Madeline Rogero Mayor, Cornerstone Foundation, East Tennessee PBS, First Tennessee Bank, Noble Vines, Visit Knoxville, Ann and Steve Bailey, Mark and Sandra Cramolini, and John and Dottie Habel.

Managed by the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, the Arts & Heritage Fund raises money to support a wide range of arts organizations, historical sites, and cultural organizations throughout the area. The Arts & Heritage Fund grants: provide stable sources of financial support for the arts and heritage community; broaden access to high-quality arts and heritage experiences; and foster excellence in the local arts and heritage field and its administration.

Published February 3, 2017

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