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United Arts Council

12th Annual Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? November 3-5, 2016

[Raleigh, NC]—On November 3-5, 2016, arts lovers will have a chance to share a fabulous meal with an artist with North Carolina ties. Each fall the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County hosts Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, where guests enjoy dinner with one of the state's accomplished artists whose identity remains a mystery until the night of the dinner.

The 10 individual dinners on the first two nights, November 3 and 4, will be in private homes or other intimate venues, each with a featured artist. The Art of Celebration will be on Saturday, November 5, at Burning Coal Theatre. On this night, guests will have a chance to mix and mingle with 20 mystery artists at a 180-person dinner at Burning Coal. For more information or to reserve your seat, go to www.unitedarts.org. Seating is limited. Proceeds benefit United Arts’ “Artists in the Schools” program. For more than 30 years, this signature program has provided arts education and creative opportunities for K-12 students in Wake County.

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” guest artists include:

Diana Bloomfield-photographer

Gabe Bratton-jewelry designer

Kerri Martinsen-costume director, Carolina Ballet

Tift Merrit-singer/songwriter

Carlota Santana-founder, Viva Flamenco

Thomas Sayre-sculptor

Mary Carter Taub-installation artist

Shana Tucker-cellist and singer/songwriter

Visit www.unitedarts.org for a complete list of artists. Contact kheinen@unitedarts.org or at 919-839-1498 x 211 for more information.

The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, based in Raleigh, NC, was incorporated in 1990. Our mission is to build better communities through the support and advocacy of the arts. For the 2015/16 school year United Arts will help bring in teaching artists to 142 schools in Wake County through its Artists in Schools program. The United Arts Council also offers grants to organizations, communities and individual artists and provides services to the community such as advocacy, resource development, professional/leadership development and special projects. The grants, programs and services of United Arts reach over 1.2 million people annually in Wake County. 



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