The Arts for Autism Runway Show & Gala is an unforgettable night of beauty, fashion, and fun benefiting the Autism Society of Northern Virginia.
The 2017 Arts for Autism Gala will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at The Westin in Alexandria
Tickets must be purchased in advance by Clicking Here. Valet parking will be available.
The gala opens with remarks and performances by people in the Northern Virginia autism community, followed by a New York-style runway fashion show featuring model-fundraisers – local students, community leaders, and professional and aspiring models decked out in fine apparel provided by local designers and boutiques. Throughout the evening, attendees also enjoy fine food and beverages, artistic creations on display by autistic citizens of all ages, and an exciting live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items.
The Arts for Autism planning committee and the Autism Society of Northern Virginia welcome anyone with an interest in fashion, art or autism (or all of the above!) to get involved. We welcome anyone with a passion for making a difference and having fun to join us as a model-fundraiser by clicking here to sign up. Designers, boutiques, retailers and other sponsors can gain visibility in front of an affluent, fashion-conscious audience by lending your support through a variety of sponsorship packages. Autistic performers and artists are invited to display your work and talents at the gala. You’re also welcome to join us by buying a table, a ticket, or just making an online donation.
Please email our Event Coordinator Elizabeth Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or inquiries.
APPROXIMATE EVENING PROGRAM
6:00pm – Gala Ticket Holders Arrive For Cocktails & Live Auction Preview
7:00pm – Dinner Served
7:00pm - Runway Ticket Holders Arrive For Cocktails & Live Auction Preview
8:00pm - Live Auction
9:00pm - Runway Show
Open bar until 10:30pm
This year, we'll have TV personality Topper Shutt and actress Natalie Tucker joining us as emcees. Lynne Zink will be hosting a thrilling live auction that you won't want to miss. Stay tuned for updates about the other exciting special guests who will be joining us!
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Ticket prices will increase October 5, 2017 so buy your tickets today!
$1,500 for a Gala Table seating 10 followed by the runway show (includes dinner and cocktails)
$175 for a single Gala Dinner Ticket followed by the runway show (includes dinner and cocktails)
$100 for a Runway Ticket (includes cocktails)
Donations can be made to the event as a whole or by donating to your favorite model-fundraiser.
Media wishing to cover the event live should email Elizabeth Roy at email@example.com and check in at the registration desk for a press badge on the day of the event. Media MUST be approved prior to the event.
Arts for Autism is a magical evening honoring the impressive talents of individuals with magnificent minds. All proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Northern Virginia.
Since ASNV held the first Arts for Autism in 2011, the gala and runway fashion show has become one of our chapter's signature fundraising and social events. The event sells out every year, and attracts a number of local celebrities, business leaders and elected officials.
The eighth annual Arts for Autism Gala will be held on November 4, 2017 at the Westin Alexandria. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! Please join us for a stunning display of creativity, beauty, and hope in celebration of the autism experience.
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE AND TICKET SALES END OCTOBER 25th! Don't delay - you don't want to miss out on this incredible evening.
If you would like to sponsor, walk the runway or join our planning committee, please contact Elizabeth Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Don Shipley, Committee Chair, at email@example.com
The Arts for Autism Committee would like to thank volunteer photographers Marcus Bennett and Kipp Burgoyne for the photographs featured on this site.