6th Annual Auction Benefit Gala




Paint the Town Rouge
ARCK’s 6th Annual Auction Benefit Gala


Thursday, October 26, 2017

VIP Reception: 6-7pm
General Admission: 7-11pm

The Lenox Hotel | 61 Exeter St. | Boston, MA 02116

Honoring Jessica Hoffmann Davis,
Distinguished Arts in Education Scholar,
as the recipient of ARCK’s Global Citizenship Award






We invite you to experience a Moulin Rouge-style evening of art and entertainment.

Wander the streets of Paris and Paint the Town Rouge, enjoying artwork by locally and internationally distinguished artists and by students from ARCK’s in-school arts integration programs. Dress to dance the night away with the best DJ in town. Bid on an array of exciting items in our silent auction. Savor an assortment of drinks and exquisite hors d’oeuvres. Capture your lively (and risqué) selves in our photo booth with Belle Époque dress-up props. And finally, enjoy dessert from Ben and Jerry’s amazing ice cream sundae bar. Our pre-event VIP reception at 6 pm will feature oysters catered by Les Sablons and fine champagne donated by Ansonia Wines! 

As an added bonus, you’ll be able to bid on our amazing auction items online one week before the gala. Take a look at our auction items here when they become available.



  • $500 VIP tickets
    Includes admission to VIP reception from 6-7pm with champagne and oyster bar courtesy of Ansonia Wines and Les Sablons, and admission to gala from 7-11pm.
  • $175 General admission tickets
    For admission to gala from 7-11pm. Includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and ice cream sundae bar, with cocktails available from cash bar.

Purchase your tickets here!


Sponsorship information:

We invite you to consider sponsoring ARCK’s innovative arts integration programming. The levels of sponsorship are Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

View the full list of sponsorship levels & benefits, and find out how to become a sponsor, here on our reply form. (We ask that you send ARCK a check via mail rather than credit card to avoid processing fees.)

Program booklet ads from $2,000 to $4,000, and a program booklet logo listing or mention for $1,000, are available for purchase via the same reply form.

The sponsorship deadline is October 10, 2017! 


Highlights from last year’s gala:

  • We raised over $100,000 for ARCK’s programming, thanks to the generosity of supporters like you.
  • Percy Fortini-Wright, a Boston-based muralist, dazzled guests with a live demonstration for a graffiti-inspired piece, which was then auctioned off. Two of ARCK’s students from Gardner Pilot Academy assisted him!
  • Paul Goodnight received our Global Citizenship Award, which honors artists who exemplify ARCK’s dedication to fostering culture and community through art.

View photos from ARCK’s 2016 gala, “OUT OF THE BOX: Think like Einstein, Paint like Pollock!

You can read more about our 2016 gala here.


Past gala honorees:

  • Paul Goodnight, Painter (2016 Recipient of the Global Citizenship Award)
  • Percy Fortini-Wright, Muralist (2016 Featured Artist)
  • Clara Wainwright, Quilt Artist & Founder of First Night Boston (2015 Recipient of the Global Citizenship Award)
  • Joseph Abboud, Fashion Designer (2014 Recipient of the Global Citizenship Award)


Special thanks to our sponsors:


Directions and parking information:

The Lenox Hotel, located in the heart of Back Bay Boston, is one-half block away from the Copley “T” Station (Green Line) and one block away from Back Bay Station (Orange Line, Amtrak, and commuter rail).

Please refer to the Lenox Hotel’s FAQ page for information about valet parking at the main entrance of the hotel. Transient parking is $23.00 per day and overnight parking is $49.00 per night.

The nearest self-park garage is at the Prudential Center on Exeter Street, a one-minute walk from the Lenox. Please refer to rates and hours here.

Other parking options include the Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel’s valet parking and the Nike Town underground garage.