By Timarie Harrigan, Manager of Development & External Relations
This is a busy time of year for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, but a good busy. We’re getting ready to celebrate this year’s class of creative teens, our 90th Anniversary Year, and a bright and growing future for the Awards. (Did you know we hit a record number of 230,000 submissions this year?) This year is big, and we’re looking forward to doing it up in a big way at our 90th Anniversary Benefit on May 31.
Here are the basic deets:
90th Anniversary Benefit & Silent Auction
The Edison Ballroom
May 31, 2013
7:00pm – Cocktails & Silent Auction
8:00pm – Dinner & Program
9:30pm – After Party (yay!)
With so many influential, creative Scholastic Awards alums, our Silent Auction will be featuring alumni work exclusively. Fun, right? There will be pieces by alums like John Baldessari, Tom Otterness, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Ed Sorel, Joyce Carol Oates and young alums like Winston Chmielinski, Justin Nissley, and Valerie Crosswhite. It’s going to be pretty fabulous. My fingers will be crossed for a winning bid!
Adam Driver from HBO’s GIRLS will also be giving a special performance of Award-winning student work. I’m a huge fan of his work on Lena Dunham’s (another alum!) GIRLS and can’t wait to see him at The Edison.
We really hope you can make it. So buy your tickets today, whether it’s for the whole night or even just the After Party. Let’s celebrate the work of the Awards together!
PLUS, there’s a special ticket price for alums under 35, so please take advantage of that! And the after party will have sweets and an open bar.