Sat, Mar 09|
River Bend Golf and Country Club
Gala: An Evening at Monet's Garden
Join us for an elegant and fun-filled evening inspired by Monet's gardens in Giverny, France featuring a plated dinner followed by a live auction and dancing.
Time & Location
Mar 09, 2024, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
River Bend Golf and Country Club, 375 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066, USA
About The Event
Dust off your Spring dresses and suits to join us for a night of Monet-themed fun at The Arts of Great Falls gala on March 9th at River Bend Golf and Country Club. We hope you can join us at one of the most anticipated event of the year, filled with art, music, dancing, and unforgettable memories!
Funds raised at the gala will support the expansion of our youth arts program, which is based on the classic atelier learning structure developed during the Italian Renaissance and formalized in 19th century France. We have added a second classroom at The Historic Forestville Schoolhouse enabling us to double the number of students we serve.
The Arts of Great Falls (AGF) has nurtured artists of all ages and abilities for over 15 years through art classes, workshops and lectures. We currently serve over 400 participants per year, lease affordable studio space to 12 artists, manage an art gallery plus host community art events.
Our classic atelier youth program is based on a learning structure developed during the Italian Renaissance and formalized in 19th century France. Michela Mansuino, Lead Youth Instructor, studied at Studio Imone of the top art programs in the United States and she teaches this structured and atelier approach to The Arts of Great Falls youth program. Students artistic skills are nurtured through progressive levels of mastery, as a result, our youth students have gone on to attend some of the top art schools in the country, including The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Parsons School of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Art gives us all a way to express ourselves and decompress, in fact The Brookings Institution found learning art significantly improves students’ engagement, college aspirations, and their ability to empathize with others. Living in our stressful world, art programs are important now more than ever for youth and adult students.