At this Saturday’s Beaux Arts Ball, the Arkansas Arts Center and the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas are proud to introduce a new arts patron recognition event—Portrait of a Patron (POP!). The addition of the Portrait of a Patron (POP!) Awards is a way for the AAC to pay homage to those who have contributed both to the Arts Center’s continued success and its existence. The event which begins with an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, will honor Jeane Hamilton, Winthrop Rockefeller and the Windgate Charitable Foundation.
The Windgate Charitable Foundation will receive the Portrait of a Patron Award for Philanthropy. “The Windgate Charitable Foundation has been, and continues to be, a champion of the arts within Arkansas and throughout the country,” said Todd Herman, AAC executive director. “They have supported—at a significant level—a number of educational and art initiatives at the Arts Center with the belief that the arts can positively change lives.”
Founded in 1993 in Siloam Springs, Ark., by the Bill and Deede Hutcheson family, Windgate has supported countless organizations across the country, but local groups like the Arkansas Arts Center, UALR and Thea Foundation have also benefited from their generosity.
At the AAC, Windgate gifts have supported a multitude of efforts including the AAC Foundation endowment, the Museum School, acquisitions and sponsorship of major exhibitions like Kenwood House.
Join us Saturday, May 21 as we extend our appreciation to the Windgate Charitable Foundation at the POP! Beaux Arts Ball. Music will be provided by the Arkansas Symphony Big Band, accompanied by a DJ.
Tickets to the event are $150 per person and all members and friends of the Arkansas Arts Center are invited. For tickets or more information, please call 501-396-0345 or visit arkansasartscenter.org/beauxartsball.
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