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Rockwall Alliance for Arts annual gala, art auction Sept. 24

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall County Alliance for the Arts will present its 2011 annual celebrity gala and art auction entitled “The Heart of Jazz,” Sept. 24, from 5:30-11 pm.

Sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Rockwall Hospital, the event will feature an evening of jazz, entertainment, dancing to the sounds of the Texas Gypsies, “celeb” dancing, celeb art auction, plus a People’s Choice award-winning competition among North Texas artists.

A donation of $75 per person is required.

The non-profit organization is sponsoring live performances, Latin dancing and more each evening from Sept. 15 through Sept. 22, and all day, Saturday, Sept. 17.

The Alliance for the Arts also opened the Rockwall Arts Centre at The Harbor District Sept. 7th with members of the Rockwall Art League hanging the first exhibit.

The fine art exhibit features oils, acrylics, watercolors, sculpture and pottery and is available for sale to the public.  All work has been produced by both professional and amateur members of the the Rockwall Art League.

The Arts Centre is open daily Monday – Thursday, 1 – 7 pm; Friday and Saturday 11 am – 8:30 pm; and Sundays, Noon – 7 pm.

The Arts Centre is located by the small fountain, next to Willis Jewelers and close to Gloria’s.

For info see  www.rockwallarts.org or  http://www.theharboratrockwall.com/calendar.

By J.J. Smith

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