Champions of the Arts Gala at Embassy Suites
- When: Saturday, January 23, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Embassy Suites, Seaside
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
For enhancing the "quality of life in our region through the arts," the Arts Council for Monterey County, for the fifth year, honors local movers and shakers like Disney artist/illustrator Ron Dias for Lifetime Achievment, artist/author Belle Yang as Lumirary, and five others in the fields of education, nonprofits, philanthropy, professionalism and volunteering. It's a colorful gala, appointed with creative and dedicated luminaries from across the region, gourmet dinner, a silent auction, music by Andrea's Fault and others, and promised "surprises." It's a party, it's a tribute, it's a fundraiser for area schools. Reserve by Jan. 15 for discount. (See Art story.) [WR]
5pm cocktail reception and auction; 6:30pm dinner and music; 7:15pm video tribute; 7:45pm auction ends; 8pm awards; 9pm dancing. Embassy Suites, 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside. $85/person (discount before Jan. 15); $600/table of 8; $750/table of 10 . 622-9060. http://www.artsformontereycounty.org.