“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!” or “Let the good times roll!” is the rallying cry of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. On March 1, the annual Mardi Gras Gala ARTworks fundraiser will roll into Beaufort with much joyous celebration. The event will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Carolina Room of the Dataw Island Club on Lady’s Island. The gala will feature live music by the band Promise. Guests are also expected to dress in Mardi Gras appropriate evening wear, including masks, beads, feathers, sequins, and bright colors. The event also includes a silent auction, a cash bar, a meal of jambalaya and other well-known New Orleans dishes, and various Mardi Gras-themed festivities.
Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased via the “Buy Tickets” section of the ARTworks website at www.beaufortcountyarts.com/buy.htm or by calling 843-379-2787. Proceeds from this fundraiser support the mission of ARTworks to encourage, advance and promote the arts by nurturing arts organizations, educators, and artists for the benefit of the community.