Caroga Arts Gala

2024 Caroga Arts Collective Gala

The Caroga Arts Collective presents the
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 7th Annual Caroga Arts Gala on July 20th, 2024

Individual tickets are SOLD OUT!

Interested in Underwriting and Sponsorship? See below.

Hosted by former SNL Cast Member Alex Moffat, this year’s gala promises to be an evening of fantasy, fun, and fairies as we enter the enchanted forest and revel in the magic of music.

Musical entertainment for the evening will feature Cara Samantha, of American Idol, and her band Highline, New York’s top dance band for luxury weddings and events. Cara has been a prominent artist at Caroga Lake Music Festival since 2014.

The 2024 Ruth and George Abdella Award Recipient: Joyce Barrett aka “Grandma”

We will proudly be presenting the Ruth and George Abdella Award to this year’s recipient, Joyce Barrett (aka Grandma), in honor of her instrumental role in nurturing the roots of the organization over the past twelve years by providing meals and housing for our musicians, as well as inspiration, guidance, and countless hours in writing thousands of treasured hand-written thank you notes to our donors and patrons through all the years (as she continues to do to this day).

We hope you will join us for this magical evening. We promise you an evening unlike any other! This year’s gala is being chaired by the mother/daughter team of Judy and Mia Simon. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the Gala Committee or donate an item for the evening’s auction, please contact Judy Simon at judy@carogaarts.org.

The Caroga Arts Collective Gala is the largest fundraising event of the year, providing vital support for the daily operations of the organization. All Gala contributions help support Caroga Arts Collective’s mission to reimagine the Caroga experience through the power of the arts.


2024 Table Underwriting & Sponsorship Opportunities

American Beech – $10,000
– One premier reserved table for 10 guests
– Reserved parking for the event
– Premium wine at your table
– Recognition in the invitation
– Verbal recognition at the event
– Recognition in the evening’s program
– Recognition in the season’s program
– Recognition on the Caroga Arts website
– Recognition in the newsletter of the Caroga Arts Collective

Rustic Birch – $5,000
– One premier reserved table for 8 guests
– Premium wine at your table
– Recognition in the invitation
– Verbal recognition at the event
– Recognition in the evening’s program
– Recognition in the season’s program
– Recognition on the Caroga Arts website
– Recognition in the newsletter of the Caroga Arts Collective

Eastern Hemlock – $3,000
– One premier reserved table for 8 guests
– Recognition in the invitation
– Verbal recognition at the event
– Recognition in the evening’s program
– Recognition in the season’s program
– Recognition on the Caroga Arts website
– Recognition in the Caroga Arts newsletter

All funds given or pledged at the Gala will go directly to Caroga Arts programming. Your gift is doing much more than paying for food and entertainment, you are making an investment in our work to reimagine Caroga through the power of the arts. Each opportunity includes the following benefits:

– Recognition on all printed and electronic media materials and signage at the event
– Verbal recognition at the event

Vittles: The Dinner – $10,000

Fiddleheads: Entertainment – $5,000

Satyres: Libations – $4,000

Feather Quills: Invitations – $1,500

Shakespeare’s Apprentice: Programs – $1,200

Painted Trilliums: Decorations – $1,000

Foxgloves: Centerpieces – $500

The Hollow: Photo Area – $300SOLD!

Lady Slippers: Favors – $100

Caroga Arts Collective