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Guilford Art Center ~ Black & White Gala


“Black and White Gala”


Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its Black & White Gala event on Friday, May 8 from 6:30 pm – 10 pm at the Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club in Branford, CT. The honorary co-chairs for the event are Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr., and Dr. Kiki Kennedy. Inspired by Truman Capote’s iconic “Party of the Century” at the Plaza Hotel in 1966, the Black & White Gala celebrates elegance and style with signature cocktails, dinner and dancing, live music and an auction.

“This is a great opportunity for people to come out for a special evening, full of fun and surprises, while supporting all the work we do at the Guilford Art Center,” says Guilford Art Center Executive Director, Maureen Belden. “We’re planning a great party and we hope people will enjoy the theme. It’s sure to be one of the most talked-about events of the season.” The event will be emceed by Billy DiCrosta, Master Vocal Coach and Artistic Director and Founder of the New Haven Academy of Performing Arts.

All proceeds will benefit the Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information contact the Guilford Art Center at 203-453-5947



The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957. It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round. The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July, that features works by more than 180 of the country’s most distinguished artisans and is a much-anticipated annual event for the shoreline community.