Annual Fundraising Gala

Save the Date!

Pull out your poodle skirts and leather jackets, channel your inner Danny Zeko and Sandy Olsson and join us for this year’s Fundraising Gala “Sock Hop- 100 Years of Rockin’ the Block”! 
During this bash we encourage everyone to dress up in 1950’s threads and meet us at the diner to rock the celebration of our main building’s 100 year anniversary! 
This made in the shade night includes a diner serving delicious food, a “drive-in” game room,  and a cash bar serving signature cocktails, beer, and wine.  Plan on joining  the most fun costume contest you will ever experience.
We are offering Sock Hop dance classes ahead of time, so you can learn some basic 1950’s dance moves to show off at the Gala, if you dig it. We are also offering sew your own poodle skirt classes if you would like to make your own garb. 
Don’t be a square and join us for a tubular time!


Saturday, April 22, 2023

Past Galas

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Cocktail Attire | Flappers & Gangsters Welcome!

You’re invited to join us for a roaring good time at our Annual Fundraising Gala, The Great Artsby. This year is a fun twist on the ’20s: Roaring into the Arts! We are jazzing things up this year with focusing on a party atmosphere- music & dancing! We hope you will get dressed up and “Roar into the Arts” with us as we raise funds to support our programming and outreach for the upcoming year!

We are offering Learn to Jive Dance classes from May 10- June 7. Check out our “Learn” tab to register.


Entertainment Includes:
Jazz Swing Music by Willard Gayheart & Scott Freeman
Catered Hors D’oeurves
Coffee Bar by Start Bien
Cash Bar at the Speakeasy
Wine Roulette
Photo Booths

A huge Thank You to our Gala Sponsor: Skyline National Bank

2019 Recap | 10-iversary: Bank on the Arts
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts’ Board of Directors cordially invites you to our  2019 Anniversary Gala . This annual celebration and fundraiser supports our programming and operations throughout the year. CCSA continues to grow with support from our community.
Bring out your bling for this fantastic night celebrating our past 10 years as Chestnut Creek School of the Arts. The theme is “Bank on the Arts” inspired by the original building being the First National Bank of Galax. The decor is a play on the 10th anniversary gift- tin. We encourage metallic and sparkly cocktail attire. There will be food, drink, music, a silent art auction,  good company and fundraising to continue on another great 10 years!


Join us for an evening celebrating 10 years!
Live music
Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and coffee bar
Cash bar with wine and beer
Photo Booth
Art and Bench Silent Auction
-Buy it Now Option 6-7pm-

2018 Recap | Arti-Gras: Celebrate the Arts
Chestnut Creek School of the Arts’ Board of Directors had a fantastic time celebrating the Arts with you on April 28th during our annual Gala.

The 2018 Gala theme was “Arti-Gras: Celebrate the Arts” CCSA grows through continued support from our community. Thank you for all those that contributed! If you have any photos to share please email them to

2017 Recap | How does your Garden Grow?

Looking at flourishing roots into beautiful blooms, we wanted to focus on how YOU can become involved in our thriving garden!

2016  | Might Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Focusing on setting roots up for the Woodworking Studio to grow!