Gala to celebrate the cinema of the art center

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The Salina Art Center is hosting an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the art center cinema.

According to the organization, this year’s annual gala will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the cinema, the last cinema in downtown Salina. For 25 years, the Cinema has been showing films worth talking about and offering special programming to advance conversations around difficult and sensitive topics.

The Art Center’s annual gala helps support engaging and innovative programming for all. Nearly 3,000 children and adults attend classes, workshops, and special programs each year through the Salina Art Center and Salina Art Center Cinema. One of the most exciting new programs is Reel Makers, a series of storytelling and film lessons for children. Studies show that arts programming improves the health and well-being of an entire community and the overall academic performance of its youngest citizens.

The Oscar-themed gala will feature the cuisine of Chef Izaak Winter of YaYa’s Euro Bistro, who has created an exclusive movie-themed menu. Live painting performances, music and a world premiere theatrical short are all part of the planned fun.

The Gala will take place on Saturday, February 5 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.SalinaArtCenter.org.

Following this year’s gala, an exclusive Gala After Party at Paramount Bar will feature live music by Tony Bowell. Tony covers lead vocals and rhythm guitar for the Sunset Sinners and has a unique bluesy vocal style. Tickets for the After Party are limited and are on sale now.

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Photo by: Hannah Crickman

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