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42nd Anniversary VAE Gala

  • Dates: February 26, 2022
  • Presenting Organization: Sponsored by PNC Bank
  • Venue: VAE
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Phone: 919.828.7834
  • Times: 6:30-11pm
  • Admission: General admission, $150


We are extremely excited to host our 2022 gala! After hosting a smashing party two years ago and a record-breaking Mutual Aid Art Auction that helped hundreds of artists make ends meet last year, we are looking forward to gathering our creative community to celebrate the arts and our new visionary leader (to be announced soon)! This will be the community’s first large-scale opportunity to hear the vision our next Executive Director has for VAE, the arts, and our broader community!

The evening will feature great art, great food, great drink, and great company—wrapped in the glass surround of Dorton Arena! We will be taking precautions to ensure the safety of our community, but we are excited to safely gather with each and every one of you and visualize a bright, creative, and new tomorrow! If you are a visionary, this gala is for you!