Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History presents its sixth annual Wright Gala Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. This year’s event takes place at the museum, located at 315 E. Warren Avenue in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center.
The 2016 Wright Gala’s theme is “Music On My Mind.” Attendees will experience and enjoy the transformative power of music with an array of outstanding musical entertainment including two-time Emmy Award-winning violinist Damien Escobar, an accomplished solo artist who seamlessly combines classical, jazz, pop, R&B, and hip hop into his performances; and Detroit-based Collective Peace featuring Grammy-nominated saxophonist, LaDarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson.
The annual Wright Gala is one of the most anticipated events of the year, with a clear purpose to highlight and support The Wright’s service to the community. Proceeds from the Gala directly support the museum’s ongoing educational programming such as Camp Africa, a free summer camp for children from families that might not otherwise have the resources to enroll their children in summer programs. The camp engages children, ages 7 – 12, in S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) activities that contribute towards their holistic educational advancement.
Tickets for the gala start at $375 and sponsorships are still available. For more information visit TheWrightGala.com or call (209) 425-2574.
The 2016 Wright Gala: “Music on My Mind” is sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund, Lear Corporation, Bank of America, DTE Energy Foundation, Delphi Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., MGM Grand Detroit, PNC Bank, St. John Providence Health System, Yazaki North America Inc., AAA, Ally Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Coca-Cola, Comerica, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), FirstMerit Bank, Henry Ford Health System, UAW GM, Siebert Brandford & Shank with Dr. Linda Gillum and Rod Gillum, Flagstar, Quicken Loans, Marcia & Reginald Turner and The TEN Modern Nail Bar.
Founded in 1965 and located in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center, The Wright Museum is the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. For more information, please visit TheWright.org.