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Aiken Center for the Arts will hold a masquerade fundraiser in October

September 23, 2018

The Aiken Center for the Arts will be hosting its first inaugural Beaux Arts Masquerade in October.

The masquerade will be held in place of the ACA’s traditional A Taste of Wine and Art event. It will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.

The masquerade is one of only two fundraising events that the ACA holds. Funds will go toward the ACA’s operating budget and programs like scholarships and outreach toward special needs children and dementia patients.

The masquerade will feature several activities such as music from Spirit Fiddle and local vocalists, a preview from the Aiken Civi Ballet’s fall production of Dracula, face painting and fortune teller.

There will also be an auction where people can bid on prizes such as dinner gatherings, event packages and destination getaways.

Costumes are optional but encouraged, from full costume regalia to simple accessories like a mask or a hat. A Best Costume winner will be voted on by attendees at the masquerade.

Anyone who wants to create a mask can participate in a workshop held by Ladonna Armstrong on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. at the arts center. Mask bases and embellishments will be provided in the workshop, and the cost of the workshop is $70 per person.

Tickets to the masquerade are $75 per person and will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the masquerade should contact execdir@aikencenterforthearts.org.

For more information about the Beaux Arts Masquerade, including sponsorship, email execdir@aikencenterforthearts.org or call Mary Coleman at 803-641-9094.

Aiken Center for the Arts is at 122 Laurens St. S.W.

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