ARTS by George!

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Returning Saturday, September 24, 2022

Save the date for the annual ARTS by George! on Saturday, September 24, 2022! This annual benefit event supports student scholarships at George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Mason Community Arts AcademyGreen Machine Ensembles, and the Great Performances at Mason season at the Center for the Arts.

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth

ARTS by George! has raised more than $2 million since it began in 2006. The evening begins by showcasing the remarkable talents of Mason students amid an array of spectacular food and beverages, and culminates with a performance by Kristin Chenoweth in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Buy tickets and sponsorships.

See a map and timeline of the student showcases.

Browse some of the fund a student live auction items.

ARTS by George! Sponsors

as of June 16, 2022

Presenting Sponsor

Sandy Spring Bank

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Executive Producer

Carolyn Peterson
Phoebe and Rick Peterson


Anne and John Bolger
The Carney Foundation 
Lavern Chatman
The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
Andrew & Jennifer Flagel
Steven Golsch and Jim Nedohon
McAleese & Associates, P.C.
Perfect Home Real Estate Scout
Robert K. Purks
Woodleigh Chase

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Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area


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Perfect Home logo


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Art Fraud Insights
Blankingship & Keith P.C.
Rick Davis and Julie Thompson
The George Mason University Foundation
Hardy Insurance Agency, Inc.
Mark Hardy and So Lim
Pamela and Tom Maskey
Val McWhorter and Michael Molina
Matthew Morris and Shelby Olson
Staccato Stationery
Soil Consultants Engineering 
Van Metre Foundation

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Linda Beckman
José M. Cortina and Kimberly K. Eby
Dianne and Gerard Blais & Mack and Paulette Miller 
Mike Brown and Buffy Price
Pat and Pat Carroll & Ida and Robert Portland 
Chris and Julia Eppard
George Mason Athletics
Gardner and Stevie Gillespie
George Grayson/Brown Advisory
Joyce Grimes
Molly Grimsley
Art and Linda Hamerschlag
Linda and Harlan Harber
Shirley Joyce
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kanyan
Linda M. Lewis and William B. Lewis
Limelight Insights by Shugoll
Lockton Companies
Kathy McKay, Owner, Jim McKay Chevrolet
John and Margaret McMichael
Don and Sonja Palomaki & Bob and Pat Warakomsky
John Paul Phaup and Paula Martino
Quantum Search Partners
Roberta Roumel
Dr. Victoria N. Salmon and Mr. John J. Salmon
Peter N. Stearns and Donna L. Kidd
Eloise Stinger
Annabelle and David Stone
Leslie Thornton
Nina Toups
Mikki Van Wyk
Ed and Maura Weiner

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Watch a virtual presentation of ARTS by George! in 2020

Below: Highlights from the 14th annual ARTS by George!

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Patrons enjoying a break at the Kustard Bar
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Live Auction at Arts by George 2019
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Guests explore the silent auction offerings.
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Tempting food displays in the George's tent
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Audra McDonald and CVPA Dean, Rick Davis, at champagne reception
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School of Theater students perform excerpts from "Rags."
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Jazz vocal students entertain the guests.
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Mason Doctoral student
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School of Art students showcase screen printing techniques.
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Display by School of Dance freshmen
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Performance by Mason Community Arts Academy musicians