The Charles H. Wright 2014 Gala: The Ball

Benefit on Saturday, October 11 will feature Art Deco Glam, Celebrity Guests, Red Carpet, Broadway Magic and a Studio 54 Disco
DETROIT - Oct. 3, 2014 - PRLog -- There are Galas and then there are – galas. Only in its fourth year, the Charles H. Wright Museum Gala is the most highly anticipated benefit to hit the Detroit scene in years. This spectacular and always stunning annual event is the museum’s largest fundraiser, drawing hundreds of leading figures from corporate, government, media and cultural sectors.

This jaw-dropping, out-the-box, black-tie extravaganza, the Wright Ball, will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren, Detroit, Saturday,  October 11, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The theme this year is inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, A Theatre of Color: Costume’s for the Black Theatre by Myrna Colley Lee.  Guests will experience the excitement and dazzle of Broadway and the magic of New York —featuring art deco glam, wild theatre costumes, high fashion, celebrity guests, eclectic dining and “Studio 54” disco dancing into the night.

Highlights include:

·       Indulgent libations in a monumental tent that will take over the museum grounds until the sun begins to set

·       Guests are then escorted via Red Carpet into a VIP reception in the transformed rotunda which features more cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Playbills of the evenings’ “Theatre of Color” Broadway-style show

·       Served in a supper- club-like atmosphere, guests will enjoy decadent dinner cuisine, a short recognition program and toast to a “surprise” Tony Award-winning guest

·       The evening culminates with all guests gathering for dessert in a dance-til-you-drop party in a simulated set of “Studio 54”

·       Silent auction with works by some of  Detroit’s most preeminent artists, get-away packages and tickets to some of the coveted Detroit sporting and entertainment events

"Our organization's annual black-tie gala is a key fundraising initiative for programs and exhibits at the Wright," said Juanita Moore, president/CEO for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. "The Gala affair helps us raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help us achieve our mission to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture,” said Moore.


Tickets for the Wright’s Gala on Saturday, October 11, start at $350 includes dinner and complimentary valet parking. Tickets are available online at or in person at the museum's information desk. Patrons who would like more information may also call (313) 494-5800.

“We are forever grateful to the members of The Gala Host Committee who donated their time, influence and kindness to help the Wright,” said Moore.  “Our committee of dedicated volunteers, as well as our sponsors, represents a wide array of the Detroit community, and it’s great to see so much support for art, literacy and culture.”

Gala Host Committee:

Rumia Ambrose Burbank, Yvette Bing, Rosalind Brewer, Betty Brooks, Lauren Campbell-Sanders, Julianne Carroll, Janice Cosby-Bridges, Eva Cunningham, Brenda Davis, Retha Douglas, Eleanor Ford, Linda Forte, Mary Anne Gargaro, Linda Gillum, Ph.D., Gretchen Gonzales Davidson, Barbara Hughes Smith, Ph.D., Roberta Hughes Wright, Ph.D., Denise Ilitch, Sharon James, Marion Jones, Florine Mark, Terri Moon, Vivian Pickard, Glenda Price, Ph.D., Suzanne Shank, Barbara Whittaker and Jacqueline Wilson

The Wright Gala Sponsors:

·       Bank of America

·       Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

·       Cadillac

·       Ford Motor Company

·       GM Foundation

·       General Motors Company

·       MGM Grand Detroit Casino

·       St. John Health Providence Health System


6:30   p.m.        VIP Reception

7:15   p.m.        Gala Cocktail Reception

8:00   p.m.        The Ball

10:00 p.m.        Studio 54 Party

About the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Founded in 1965 and located at 315 East Warren Avenue in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. For more information please visit or call (313) 494-5800. Follow the Wright on social media: Twitter @thewrightmuseum Instagram @thewrightmuseum  Facebook @thewrightmuseum Youtube:

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