Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC) celebrated their annual Gala & Auction-themed Mosaic: Around the World on November 19th from 6 – 10 pm. This year the event took place at The Douglasville Conference Center in downtown Douglasville. Guests enjoyed a tasteful dinner featuring food from around the world, a stylish cash bar, cultural performances for dancing, a charming silent auction, and so much more.
A grand time was had by all, funds were raised for the Arts Council’s ongoing arts programs throughout the year. The hand-made centerpieces, the auction that was picked bare by bidders, and the great dancing sound provided by Dana “DJ Dice” Daniels made for a memorable evening. Exciting energy filled the Douglasville Conference Center! Fueling this was cultural performances featuring Latin Dance by Phoenix Dance36, West African Drumming led by John Warrington, and Mobasher Sadi Sobhan. Plus, a violin performance by Camille Brown and vocals from Akua Taylor.
Thank you to the Mosaic: Around the World Gala Presenting Sponsor Greystone Power Corp. along with Virtual Auction sponsor Hughes Ray Company Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects, Photography Sponsor: Bowtie Photography, and Gold Sponsors Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia Power, Elevate Douglas, Connally Jordan & Associates, Kaiser Permanente and Douglas County School System. With entertainment sponsors including Southern States Insurance, Premier Association Management Inc., The Collaborative Firm, Red Ink Consulting Firm, Anchor Heating & Air Co., Sanitas Logic, and PO Solutions.
Guests were also anticipating the announcement of the first-ever Community Awards. The CAC Community Awards are meant to recognize members of the CAC family who have made great impacts in the arts around Douglasville/Douglas County. This year’s winners went to Beyond the Front Porch for the Culture Connects Award for engaging with underserved communities through an equity, inclusion and accessibility lens. The CAC Spirit Award went to Krystel Sanchez-Hartman who has committed an untiring effort and generously works toward the advancement of the Cultural Arts Council and the arts in the community. Douglasville/ Douglas County WSA won the CAC Arts in Community award. WSA has demonstrated exemplary dedication to inspiring and encouraging the arts in Douglasville and the Douglas County community. The Excellence in Arts in Education award was presented to Tammy Morris with the Douglas County School System. As a former art educator herself, Tammy understands the demands of being an art educator and makes outstanding contributions to the enhancement of arts education by consistently inspiring and encouraging arts in their students.
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions or more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770-949-2787.
The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts, broadening the spectrum of quality exhibits and performances available to the community, and fostering individual interactions with the arts through a wide range of satellite groups. The programs and activities of the Cultural Arts Council are supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.