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Event Details

Join us for our Annual Gala and Afterparty on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at the Contemporary Arts Center.

The 2022 Gala is themed around the recent CAC Exhibition, The Regional, which "celebrates the artistic and cultural complexity of the Midwest, offering audiences a more comprehensive understanding of this time in this place." - Forbes

The event features curated food and drink by Fausto at the CAC, an exclusive in-person-only benefit art auction, dynamic and unforgettable performances and live music, portrait photography, an engaging seated program, and more.

Individual and VIP tickets on sale now!

Reserve your tickets

Individual ticket includes:

  • Valet parking (accessed in front of Nada on 6th Street)
  • Complimentary food and drink by Fausto at the CAC
  • Admission to 2022 CAC benefit art auction
  • Admission to seated program featuring guest speaker, Mayor Aftab Pureval
  • Automatic admission to Gala Afterparty in CAC Black Box (optional)

VIP ticket includes all benefits listed above, plus:

  • Access to exclusive VIP Lounge & Terrace (including private bar)
  • Priority seating during progarm and live auction
  • Early auction viewing (PDF)

Reserve your tickets

Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within 24-48 hours required to enter.

Event Sponsorship

Event sponsors receive all-inclusive VIP tickets for you and your guests, multimedia brand/name recognition, and other benefits.

To learn more, please contact Autumn Stiles at or (513) 345-8411.

Guest Speaker:

Mayor Aftab Pureval, Former CAC Trustee

Gala Chairs:

City Councilmember Reginald Harris and his husband Aaron Shield, both Members of The 50

2022 Regional Gala Honorees:

Sara & Michelle Vance Waddell (Arts philanthropists, Members of The WOMXN)

Toilynn O'Neal Turner (Artist, curator, activist, businesswoman)

2022 Regional Gala Committee:

Ron Bates Vice President, CAC Board of Trustees; 1919 Investment Counsel

Kate Bonansinga Director, School of Art, DAAP

Theodore Erasmus CAC Board of Trustees

Pam Kravetz Artist, Arts Advocate

George Kurz Jr. CAC Board of Trustees

Lee Lindner CAC Board of Trustees

Linda F. Miller CAC Trustee Emeritus

Rosemary Schlachter Chair, CAC Board of Trustees

Linda Schwartz Owner and Gallerist, Alternate Projects

About The Regional exhibition:

The Regional is the first major multi-museum survey dedicated to contemporary artists living and working in the Midwest, and features works across painting, photography, installation, and performance. The artists come from a variety of backgrounds and are currently based in Detroit, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Minneapolis, and Saint Louis, among other locales throughout the Midwest.

Celebrating the artistic and cultural complexity of the region, the exhibition provides a platform for a generation of artists who are shaping the current and future discourses of contemporary art and culture.

The Regional is co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City.

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