GARNER Arts Center hosts online gala titled “Open the Doors”


Open the Doors | Virtual Gala

Help GARNER Arts Center transform Building 35 into the Hudson Valley’s newest public art space.

DATE: Thursday, May 6th

TIME: 7:30pm to 8:30pm

TICKET PRICE: $25 per household or $250 per Virtual Table (for ten free gala guests)



Fundraising Campaign:

Open the Doors relaunches GARNER Arts Center’s capital campaign to open its new art gallery, regional visitor’s center and permanent base of operations in Building 35, a former factory space, located within the GARNER Historic District. By opening Building 35, GARNER is putting the arts and culture at the center of creating economic and social opportunity in North Rockland County and the Hudson Valley. GARNER’s fundraising goal of $80,000 unlocks the balance of a matching grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Mid-Size Capital Project Fund to complete this historic building’s 21st century transformation.

Virtual Gala Event:

Join GARNER Arts Center for a fun, unconventional, engaging and thought-provoking event, unlike any other online gala you have ever experienced. Open the Doors will celebrate the makers and creators of our region who are transforming their communities into more vibrant, livable and thriving places. Open the Doors will proudly honor Jeff O'Neil of Industrial Arts Brewing Company, presenting him with GARNER’s inaugural "Hudson Valley Maker Award" for distinct accomplishments in creative entrepreneurship.

GARNER Arts Center’s Open the Doors Virtual Gala will include exclusive performances, stimulating live panel discussions, art-making demos, studio visits and so much more!

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Tony Award-winning Actor and Comedian, Bill Irwin | Avant-garde Cellist, Ashley Bathgate

Award-winning Jazz duo, Shirley Crabbe & David Budway | Musical Artist and Composer, Hervé Alexandre

And a world-premiere ensemble performance by:

Travis Stever (Coheed and Cambria), Chondra Sanchez (Chonny and Clyde), Tucker Rule (Thursday), Soren Richter

(Singer/Songwriter), Ryan Kelly (Snoopy and The Who?)

Live Panel Guests
Founder of Industrial Arts Brewing Company, Jeff O’Neil | Managing Partner, MPACT Collective, Ryan Porter Founder of 1stdibs and Valley Rock Inn, Michael Bruno | New York State Senator, James Skoufis

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Arch Production & Design NYC Inc.

Celebrity Endorsements, Discussions with Elected Officials, Live Art-Making Demos and Virtual Studio Visits

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