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Springville Center for the Arts celebrates 20 years

SPRINGVILLE—The Springville Center for the Arts will celebrate 20 years of operation at its ninth annual Gala and Mini-Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9.

Twenty years ago, artists, volunteers and members of The Springville Players cut the ribbon on a rented storefront space to create Springville Center for the Arts. Since that time, the organization has expanded to include several buildings, in-school programs, visiting artist residencies, professional staff and programs encompassing workshops, theater productions, concerts and exhibits.

In celebration, the Center is hosting its annual Gala and Mini-Golf Tournament. The event includes food, drink, entertainment and a nine-hole mini-golf course crafted by local artists. The course is set up around the 1869 former church that houses the Center’s programs. The winning team is awarded the Coiltown Cup at the end of the evening.

Tickets include a food ticket and drinks. Craft brews will be provided by Steelbound Brewery and Distillery. Get sweet or savory, authentic crepes at Cruisin’ Crepes served up by Ed Gath. Barbecue and American cuisine will be served at Whole Hog, helmed by Kathleen Haggerty. Additional food tickets will be available for purchase.  

Ragweed brings the sounds of hammer dulcimer, double bass and mandolin under the basket raffle tent. Local donations and silent auction items are up for bid. All proceeds from the event support the Center’s summer programming.

The annual Milky Awards will honor outstanding volunteers. This year’s recipients are former Board member Carla Roetzer, actor Tammy Catalano and "Greenskeeper" volunteers Dave Stahley and Charlotte Dudley.

The Slyboots School of Music, Art and Dance will perform at 8:30 p.m., after the award ceremony. Showcasing a variety of ensembles focused on African dance and drumming, the Slyboots School has become a world-wide sensation having inspired tens of thousands of people all across the United States and Africa with authentic cultural entertainment.

Presale tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 592-9038, or online at Gala.SpringvilleArts.org. Tickets purchased at the door are $30 and kids 18 and under are free.  

The Gala and Mini-Golf Tournament takes place at Springville Center for the Arts, 37 N. Buffalo Street, Springville. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.  

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