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Raise funds for the arts at a colorful dinner party

05/07/2019 10:51AM ● By J. Chambless

“Celebration of Color,” the Oxford Arts Alliance Annual Fundraiser this year, will feature dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, a table decorating contest and giving tree items.

The proceeds from the June 1 fundraiser benefit children’s programs and overhead costs at the Arts Alliance. The party will be held at the home of Wlson King and Vicki Vinton in Oxford. Tickets are $75 ($525 for a table of eight).

Returning this year will be the table decorating contest, for which teams can get as creative as they like around the theme, “Celebration of Color.” The interpretation is open ended, but the organizers suggest you might be inspired by one color, a rainbow, destination, animal, or a famous art movement. Come dressed in your boldest colors to match or clash with your creative table display. Bring tableware, cutlery, table cloths, napkins, and decorations that fit with your theme.

Sixty-inch round tables are provided. Participants can arrive as early as 5:30 to decorate tables. The doors will officially open at 6:15 for the 6:30 p.m. event.

 A themed “colorful” dinner will be provided, along with wine and beer.

Auction items this year include a gift certificate for dinner for two at Portabello’s of Kennett Square, a weekend getaway at Bethany Bay Resort in a three-bedroom condo with space to sleep eight people, a voucher for a portrait session with Debra E. Kail Photography, a private chocolate tasting for six to eight people with chocolate sommelier Estelle Tracy, two meet-and-greet tickets for Blind Melon, headlining at the Connective Art & Music Festival this summer in Oxford, and many more.

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