The Arts for All Gala has long been a staple in the Lawton arts community for years, and now the group is pulling out all the stops for this year's event. On Friday, November 3rd, the Lawton community will come together at the 21st annual Arts for All Gala, to show their support for local artisans, and to help combat the ever-shrinking support for arts programs in our local schools.

Each fall, the annual event aims to promote art in the Lawton community, celebrating the arts economic and social benefits. Proceeds go toward six community organizations that allow Lawtonians to immerse themselves into creating music, and other artistic endeavors. The annual gala looks to raise money for organizations such as the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lawton Community Theatre, while also supporting arts classes in our local public school system, programs that are usually the first affected when budget cuts are made.

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Tickets for the event are $40, and are available from the Arts for All offices by calling 580 248-5384, from any AFA Council member, the supported agencies, or at the door on the night of the gala. Event sponsorship packages are also available, and range in price from $100 to $5000, and feature from 1 to 8 tickets depending on the sponsorship level. The evening will feature auctions,

The Arts For All Gala will take place on Friday, November 3rd at the Great Plains Coliseum, starting at 7:00 pm. Recently, Clem Wehner of the Arts for All Council stopped by the KLAW101 studios to chat about the upcoming event.

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