Guests gathered to celebrate the Silver Anniversary Gala as a part of a four day run of festivities commemorating the Center’s 25th Anniversary. Seasoned actor, Ben Vareen, gave his second stunning performance since his first performance on the stage 25 years ago. During the auction, as patrons bid on auction items, Ben made an appearance to talk about the arts and auction off his shoes! One lucky woman went home with his autographed pair of bright red shoes. The funds raised from the evening’s events go to educate students and artists alike on the beauty of what keeps this community alive: the arts.