Rev your taste buds! The third annual Race to Taste Gala, a social event celebrating the ’12 Hours of Sebring’ race festivities and featuring wines, beers and food pairings native to several race-themed countries (France, Italy, Greece, Australia and Japan), a silent auction, a dessert bar, music, art, and race-inspired fun, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 6-9 PM at the Sebring Civic Center with proceeds benefiting local art education.
“The Race to Taste Gala is a first class event that brings the community together to kick off and celebrate the annual 12 Hours of Sebring,” said Mayor John Shoop, who will be the emcee for the event. “Attendees are treated to a night of ‘dining around the world’ right here in Sebring to celebrate our international racing weekend.”
Restaurants sponsors include Cang Tong (Japan), Island View Restaurant & Pub (Australia), Dimitri’s Family Restaurant (Greece), Olive Garden (Italy), the Palms of Sebring (France) and Dee’s Place (dessert). Wine is sponsored by Total Wine & More. Live painting will be conducted on-site during the event by HAL instructors Donna Scherlacher & JD Dagda.
Wine, beer, and food pairings are included with ticket prices. Cash liquor bar available. Sponsorship information is available by contacting the HAL office at (863) 385-6682 or via email at manager@HighlandsArtLeague.org. Tickets are available online at www.HighlandsArtLeague.org. All or a portion of your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult with your financial advisor. Tickets are limited; $50 for HAL members with advance purchase and $60 for nonmembers and at the door while available. Complimentary tickets are available for Platinum Level Art League members. Attire is dressy cocktail.
Funds raised will allow future growth and opportunity for the Highlands Art League’s efforts to continue to bring art and culture to the Highlands County area, particularly kids art education. The mission of the HAL is to encourage emerging and evolving artists of all ages and to positively impact our community through the celebration and exploration of the arts.
The Highlands Art League, a 501 c3 non-profit organization. presents programs throughout the year which includes the Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, art exhibitions, art competitions and receptions at Highlands Museum of the Arts, Artist Studios and artist housing for continued education. The Highlands Art League provides creative arts education for the local community consisting of a variety of art classes including photography, acrylics, watercolor, Creative Kids Summer Camp, culinary, drawing, creative writing, and more, all taught by local and regional artists as well as visiting artists.
For more information about HAL or to purchase tickets, visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org or call (863) 385-6682.