Some of Detroit’s most prominent African Americans will be honored at The Wright Gala, a black-tie masquerade ball that will offer patrons a night filled with mystery, live entertainment and colorful costumes. The Ball will be held Saturday, October 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ford Freedom Rotunda at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. An exclusive after-party follows.
Elegantly attired masked guests will mingle and feast on fine food provided by some of Detroit’s best restaurants. The event will also offer guests opportunities to bid on items at a silent auction. Additionally, nine well-known Detroiters will be celebrated for their support for the museum: Will and Lynett Cooper, Retha and Walter Douglas, Alma and Edward Greer, Roy and Maureen Roberts and Judge Craig S. Strong.
The gala is the museum’s signature fundraiser, supporting the institution’s mission to:
- Teach and celebrate African American history and culture.
- Increase the legacy of literacy through storytelling and family activities.
- Offer unique and engaging public programming.
“This will be the fabulous and memorable event that a city as unique as Detroit deserves,” promises Neil A. Barclay, The Wright’s president and CEO. “It will reflect the beauty and cultural excellence that we celebrate every day through our work at The Wright. More importantly, it will help us continue to offer this community top-notch programming and exhibitions that present thought-provoking and accurate perspectives on the history and culture of African Americans.
Tickets for the gala are $350. An after party-only ticket is available at $75. Tickets are available in advance at www.thewrightgala.org