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Open Easels

May 17 - Visual artists are invited sign up for an open easel and work from a live model. This is a great opportunity to meet other artists and have people see you at work! All artists are invited! Bring your own materials. Reserve your easel below!

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African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center

October 26, 2013 - Current - African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center is an exhibition in which works by renowned artists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Sam Gilliam are coupled with the work of exciting new visionaries, including C...

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Event Details

  • Special Events

32nd Annual Jazzy Holiday Luncheon
November 30, 2012, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Westin Charlotte Hotel
Costs: This event has sold out

Jazzy Holiday Luncheon is the Gantt Center’s major annual fundraiser. The luncheon is one of the longest running annual traditions in Charlotte and trumpets excellence in the arts, culture, history and community. The proceeds from the event benefit the Gantt Center Annual Fund which enables the Center to provide programming to present, preserve and celebrate the arts, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent.

IMPORTATNT EVENT DETAILS: The 2012 Jazzy Holiday Luncheon is being held at the Westin Charlotte Hotel. Registration will begin at 11:00 AM; all guests must check in at the registration table to receive table assignments; lunch follows at 11:30 am. Parking is available in the Westin Hotel parking deck for $8.00, payable upon entry into the deck. We ask that you allow sufficient time to travel, park and register as the program and luncheon will begin at 11:30 am.

We'll share the year’s highlights and key accomplishments and present 2012 Gantt Center Awards to three recipients who have made tremendous contributions to the Gantt Center and the broader Charlotte community. Join us in celebrating our 2012 award recipients!

2012 Gantt Center Award Recipients

Click images/names to view full bio of each award recipient.

  Jeanne M. Brayboy
Community Leader, Arts Patron and Retired Arts Educator
  Quentin "Q" Talley
Award-winning Theatre Professional and Poet
  Belk
Corporate Philanthropist

Purchase Event Tickets

We encourage you to join us for this important fundraiser and recognition event. You may purchase your seats to this event in advance. Individual seats are $125. Click the "Buy Tickets Now" button below to secure your seat at this year's luncheon and awards event. To purchase tables or for group accommodations, please call (704) 547-3762.

This event has sold out. Seat purchases have ended for the 32nd Jazzy Holiday Luncheon.

Presenting Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Corporate Event Sponsorship

Corporate event sponsorship is currently available for the Jazzy Holiday Luncheon. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please download the participation form at the end of this page or contact Tiffany Graham, Director of Advancement at tiffany@ganttcenter.org or (704) 547-3700. Thank you for your interest!

Lead 2012 Luncheon Sponsor - $25,000

  • 2 tables (8 seats/table) to Jazzy Holiday Luncheon
  • Table signage w/ company name and logo
  • Company name and logo included in luncheon program as Lead Luncheon Sponsor
  • Opportunity for executive leader or company representative to offer welcome message from the stage at the event
  • Acknowledgement from the luncheon stage, in paid advertising, and post-event communications  
  • Company name and logo placed on Gantt Center web site as Lead Luncheon Sponsor through December 2013
  • 25 employee/family annual memberships to the Gantt Center (expires December 2013)
  • 50 guest passes to ‘America I AM: The African-American Imprint’ exhibit (to be used by January 1, 2013)
  • Company use of Gantt Center facilities for two 4-hour employee and/or customer functions at no charge
  • An original sketch by David Wilson of his work, Divergent Threads, Lucent Memories for your corporate art collection

Gold Level - $10,000

  • 1 table (8 seats/table) to Jazzy Holiday Luncheon
  • Table signage w/ company name and logo
  • Company name and logo included in luncheon program
  • Company name and logo placed on Gantt Center web site through June 2013
  • 10 employee/family annual memberships to the Gantt Center (expires December 2013)
  • 20 guest passes to ‘America I AM: The African-American Imprint’ exhibit (to be used by January 1, 2013)
  • Company use of Gantt Center facilities for one 4-hour employee and/or customer function at no charge
  • A framed Jonathan Green lithograph, Farm Woman, for your corporate art collection

Silver Level - $5,000

  • 1 table (8 seats/table) to Jazzy Holiday Luncheon
  • Table signage w/ company name and logo
  • Company name and logo included in luncheon program
  • Company name and logo placed on Gantt Center web site through March 2013
  • 5 employee/family annual memberships to the Gantt Center (expires December 2013)
  • 10 guest passes to ‘America I AM: The African-American Imprint’ exhibit (to be used by January 1, 2013)

Bronze Level - $2,500

  • 1 table (8 seats/table) to Jazzy Holiday Luncheon
  • Table signage w/ company name and logo
  • Company name and logo included in luncheon program

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