Black tie ball to support arts community in Cobb
by Sally Litchfield
October 02, 2013 12:27 AM | 1589 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sally Macaulay, president of the United Art of Cobb and director of the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, and Cobb Arts Ball Chairman Ron Francis, check out a couple of the donated items for the 2013 Cobb Arts Ball. The event will raise funds to support the MCMA, Georgia Ballet, Cobb Wind Symphony and others. The painting, a Thomas Arvid of Marietta giclee — donated by Vinings Gallery — and a piece of pottery by Marietta artist Philip Houlthrop are just two of the art pieces that will be available.
Sally Macaulay, president of the United Art of Cobb and director of the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, and Cobb Arts Ball Chairman Ron Francis, check out a couple of the donated items for the 2013 Cobb Arts Ball. The event will raise funds to support the MCMA, Georgia Ballet, Cobb Wind Symphony and others. The painting, a Thomas Arvid of Marietta giclee — donated by Vinings Gallery — and a piece of pottery by Marietta artist Philip Houlthrop are just two of the art pieces that will be available.
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The paparazzi are standing by for the 2013 Cobb Arts Ball on Oct. 26 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center. The black-tie event celebrates Old Hollywood Glamour and benefits United Arts of Cobb, a nonprofit committed to enriching the quality of life in Cobb County through the arts.

The night begins at 6 p.m. and includes dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, casino gaming and more.

“The mission of the United Arts of Cobb is to create and administer a permanent Endowment Fund which will support and enrich the artistic endeavors of the UAC members. The UAC provides opportunities for community, business and parental involvement with arts and humanities organizations,” said Sally Macaulay, president of the United Arts of Cobb.

“I firmly support the UAC mission and vision to create a stable and thriving art community which enriches all Cobb citizens’ lives. The Arts are vital to the growth and economic development of Cobb County,” said Macaulay, who became involved with United Arts of Cobb in 2008 when she became executive director of Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.

The arts foster civic engagement, stimulate economic activity and help sustain thriving communities.

“Every resident deserves access to a variety of arts and cultural experiences. Arts education is central to the development of all children and to ongoing creative engagement for people of all ages. I believe that the arts are crucial to the economic development of a community and the arts offer a social environment that encourages excellence,” said Macaulay of Kennesaw.

Event proceeds will go toward a $10 million endowment fund whose interest will be delivered to United Arts of Cobb members through a grant process. Some of the founding partners of United Arts of Cobb are the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (formerly Cobb Symphony Orchestra), The Georgia Ballet, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Pandean Players, The TellTale Theatre and Theatre in the Square.

“These grants help member organizations continue their work of inspiring our youth through education outreach programs, and offering affordable artistic experience to all members of the community,” Macaulay said.

The Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center is at 2450 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta.

Tickets are $180 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.unitedartsofcobb.org or contact Ron Francis at rfrancis@firstlandmarkonline.com, or Bethany Thomas at (770) 799-3064.

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