The 9th Annual Viola Awards Gala is set for Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Featuring nominees across eight categories, exciting performances, scrumptious dinner, and the opportunity to hobnob with Flagstaff’s talented artistic powerhouses – dressed to the nines – the Viola Awards are the Party of the Year! This year’s dinner selections below.

Your host this year will be Garrison Garcia, who is the founder of the Flagstaff Foundry and well-known for his antics in improv comedy around Flagstaff. There will be a spell-binding feature performance from the artists at Dark Sky Aerial. The Awards ceremony will unveil each of the eight winners of the Viola Awards. And of course, there will be live music, a silent auction, and a three-course dinner, all hosted at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.

Nominee performances by:

  • Dark Sky Aerial (OPIA)
  • Mother Road Trio
  • False North
  • Kristopher Kohl
Tickets & Tables

At this year’s Gala, we honor and celebrate two individuals for their long-term impact on the arts in Flagstaff. The Viola Legacy Award goes to individuals for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts and Sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona. This year there will be two recipients: Nando Schellen (far right) and Robert Breunig (right).

Dinner Selections

Steak option:
Petite Smokey Paprika and Tarragon encrusted Filet w/ Hunter Demi and Crimini Bleu Cheese Reduction 
Roasted Mixed Fingerling Potatoes and Bacon Seared Brussel Sprouts

Salmon option:
Seared Atlantic Salmon w/Citrus Dill Crème
Sweet Potato, Yam, and Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

Vegetarian/Vegan option:
Vegan Roasted Vegetable Wellington (Roasted Vegetables, Herbed Vegan Mozzarella, Spices, in a Vegan Butter Flaky Crust w/ Fire Roasted Red Pepper Puree, Asparagus Garnish)

Ticket Sales

  • Purchase a table
    Benefits of a table sponsorship include seating closer to the stage, a listing in the program, listing on email promotions, and a logo/link on the Viola website – please sign on no later than February 17, 2017.
  • Purchase a ticket
    Individual tickets are also on sale now. Tickets must be purchased in advance – there will be no sales at the door the night of the event. The deadline to purchase individual tickets before the price increase is Monday, February 20, 2017.
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Arts Council staff will contact table sponsors for guest names and meal preferences.

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