Arts Achievement Awards Gala to be held

March 16, 2018

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire presents awards to its 2019 winners of its Arts Achievement Awards in May.

The Gala awards ceremony is held, Saturday, May 18 at the Holiday Inn in Bristol, Virginia, to honor the winners. The gala consists of a cocktail hour, dinner, music, a silent art auction and the awards ceremony. Tickets are $100 for individuals, and tables for eight can be purchased for $800.

For tickets, visit or send a check to AAME Gala, Box 94, Bristol, TN 37621. For more information about the event, call 423-646-3024.

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire is an arts council formed as a service organization for artists, arts organizations and other cultural endeavors throughout the Mountain Empire. The mission of AAME is to nurture, advocate and celebrate the arts. AAME fulfills its mission primarily as the publisher of A! Magazine for the Arts, and it has published an arts directory and sponsors a lecture series and workshops on arts-related topics. These awards come from these categories: Artist — achievement in theatre, music, dance, visual arts, or literary arts; Arts Educator — achievement in arts education in a college or university, primary or secondary school; Arts Administrators — achievement in the management of arts institutions; and Arts Advocates — achievement in sustaining the arts through volunteering or financial support.