SRAC pivots to yearlong fundraiser after COVID-forces cancellation of Christmas in the Sky

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Christmas in the Sky has become the latest major local event to be canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Shreveport Regional Arts Council has come up with a creative way to still celebrate and support the arts in the community by turning the one-night gala into a year-long event.

Despite COVID cancellations and funding cuts, SRAC has continued to produce exhibitions, arts in education programs, support artists, and present free programs in Caddo Common Park. As the arts council’s primary fundraiser, Christmas in the Sky has been critical to continuing that work.

The internationally award-winning gala has been held every other year since 1982, featuring massive, themed auctions and entertainment experiences. When it became clear that COVID-19 would make it impossible to safely produce and hold the event this year, SRAC came up with a whole new kind of extravaganza: a year-long auction dubbed Club 365.

The prize-a-day drawing will offer Club 365 members a chance to win all year long. The daily prize drawing will be broadcast on KTAL NBC 6. Memberships are a dollar a day, totaling $365, for a chance to win from among more than $365,000 in prizes.

SRAC says more than $200,000 in prizes are curated from the former “SKY” live and silent auction items, including “Extravagant Trips for groups of 8 or more – with two years to travel, Celebrity Chef Dinners for 12 guests created in your home – or at ARTSPACE, Catered Cocktail Parties for up to 100 people with Entertainment, more than $50,000 in Jewelry, Original Artworks, Restaurants, Fine Wine and Spirits – for a Year, Sports Memorabilia, Collectibles and even …’That’ Doggie in the Window!'”

Go joinclub365.com to learn more and find out how to join Club 365.

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