Lexington’s Night Out gala set

GLOVERSVILLE — The Lexington Foundation’s annual Night Out gala will take place at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, on Sept. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m., according to a news release.

This year’s Night Out will honor Adirondack and rustic artists Barney and Susan Bellinger. The Night Out is open to the public and there are sponsorship opportunities available for individuals or businesses who are interested in supporting the event.

The Bellingers are artists-in-residence at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. They have worked extensively with students from Transitions, a postsecondary program supporting teens and young adults with autism and other learning differences that is co-located with the Nigra Arts Center, as well as with many other artists.

The Bellingers have also created several permanent installations that have turned the entire Nigra Arts Center campus into an incredible work of art in and of itself. The Night Out will also be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the students in the Transitions program and raise money for its Elmore Scholarship Fund.

Following the success of last year’s the Greatest Showman-themed Night Out, the 2019 gala will offer all manner of medieval merriment with a nod to HBO’s show Game of Thrones. The party will feature live music from the band Flame, themed food, specialty cocktails, raffles and silent auction items. Other activities and attractions will include fantasy decor, wandering costumed performers, jousting and duels.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, a community arts center open to the public. The Nigra Arts Center offers a range of art classes as well as family events, theater and musical performances, day camps for children and more. It also hosts several gallery exhibitions a year, featuring works from local artists as well as artists from across the country.

“Last year’s Night Out was one we’ll always remember, and we can’t wait to follow it up with another unforgettable night of unique fun and community networking,” said Shaloni Winston, CEO/executive director of Lexington and founder of Transitions.

“Every year a great group of people comes together at the gala and amazes us with their generosity in supporting our programs. We hope you will join us to celebrate everything we have accomplished in the past year and support us in everything we hope to accomplish in the near future.”

Individual tickets for the Night Out are $100. Young professionals younger than 40 can purchase tickets for $75. Tables for 10 and VIP packages are also available. Attendees are asked to dress in business attire or medieval garb.

For more information about the event, to purchase tickets, or to see available sponsorship opportunities visit https://thearclexingtonfoundation.org/2019-night-out or call the Nigra Arts Center at (518) 661-9932.

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