Chattanooga High School Center For Creative Arts Presents Dinner And The Arts Jan. 25

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Choo Choo Kids
Choo Choo Kids

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts will hold its Ninth Annual “Dinner and the Arts” Gala on Thursday, Jan. 25. This artful event will feature a silent and live auction, a gourmet meal by Beast & Barrel restaurant, and a live dinner performance. Auction items include Disney World and Dollywood tickets, local restaurant gift cards, and much more. 

CCA students major in eight areas of the arts including: acting, communications, dance,
instrumental music, musical theatre, technical theatre, visual art, and vocal music. Students
from each art department, including Project Motion Dancers and the Choo Choo Kids, will showcase their work during the evening. 

Principal Debbie Smith said, “Dinner and the Arts provides the opportunity for our emerging artists to share their craft with the community. This year we have made connections with several community organizations and will highlight each of them throughout our student performance. It will be a night to remember for all.” 

The auction will be from 5-6:30 p.m. and the dinner and show begin at 6:30 p.m. Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts is at 1301 Dallas Road.

Admission is $35 per person, tables and corporate sponsorship are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at tiny.cca/ccada or by calling CCA at 209-5929. The deadline for securing tickets is Tuesday. 

Proceeds from this annual event will be used to support CCA students and faculty in their academic and artistic programs. CCA is a public school; all donations are tax deductible.




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