This news release is from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.
SARASOTA, Jan. 11, 2017 - The
Education Foundation of Sarasota County announces the evolution of Evening of
Excellence. Re-branded as CreateSRQ, this multi-faceted initiative created to
elevate arts education has become the area’s preeminent high school arts
competition and exhibit. The arts exhibit has been enhanced to also include a
traveling art show in which the TOP 25 pieces will be displayed at 20 high
profile locations across Sarasota County including The Met Fashion House,
Sarasota Yacht Club, the Sarasota Opera, Selby Gardens, University Park Country
Club, Venetian River & Golf Club and the North Port Arts Center.
culmination of the CreateSRQ events, the Education Foundation will host a gala
at Michael’s on The Bay at Selby Gardens on Friday, February 24, 2017. This signature fundraising event has also
evolved to include a mobile auction of 20 of the TOP 25 artworks and a live
auction of the TOP 5 artworks will take place at the gala; two will be paired
with experiences such as tickets to the Broadway Show Hamilton and a trip to
Napa Valley. Tickets for the CreateSRQ Gala are $250 per person, attire is
cocktail and, due to the mobile bidding, smart phones are an encouraged
accessory. Tickets can be purchased at tinyurl.com/createsrq2017.
Art Show - Open to the public daily noon to 4 p.m., Roskamp
Exhibition Hall I Ringling College of Art + Design
Art Show, various locations across Sarasota County
Gala – 6 p.m. cocktails I 7p.m. Dinner and Dancing, Michael’s on
The Bay at Selby Gardens, $250 per
CreateSRQ Gala is presented by PNC Wealth Management and sponsored by numerous
individuals and organizations including Gulf Coast Community Foundation,
Ringling College of Art + Design, Swift Family Foundation, Charles &
Margery Barancik Foundation, Tom and Sherry Koski, McIntyre Elwell &
Strammer General Contractors, Tandem Construction and Willis Smith
About the Education Foundation of
Education Foundation of Sarasota County is a supporting partner that
exponentially enhances the educational experiences available to the children of
Sarasota County. Its mission is to strengthen the community by investing in
educational opportunities for the students, teachers, and schools. The Foundation
works to match donor’s passions with high-impact projects and initiatives that
help every child in Sarasota County rise to their full potential. It achieves
this mission through scholarships, access to advanced technology, supplies
needed for creativity to flourish, and funds for educators’ professional
development. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County and its philanthropic
investors are champions for students, teachers, and schools.
more information on the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, call
941.927.0965 or visit EdFoundationSRQ.org.