Gala Tickets

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Here you will find all of the necessary information needed for your 2018 Wearable Art Gala Experience!





A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved minutes away from the Alexandria Ballroom.

To book a hotel room, please visit the following links by JANUARY 30, 2018. 

(Note: JW Marriot and Ritz-Carlton are housed in one building)

JW Marriott ($359.00 per night plus tax and fees)

Ritz-Carlton ($379 per night plus taxes and fees)


2018 Gala Sponsor Ads – Deadline February 20, 2018

Include your Business Advertisement or Congratulatory Ad to our honorees in our Limited Edition Commemorative Gala Program Book !

This year, the Gala pays tribute to Gloria Carter and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Gloria Carter is the inaugural recipient of the Everyday People Award. Ms. Carter co-founded the Shawn Carter Foundation with her son,
JAY-Z, with the mission of helping individuals who face socio-economic hardships to further their education at post secondary institutions.

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will be honored with WACO Theater Center’s Humanitarian Award for providing support to numerous relief efforts throughout the world.

Program Book – Business or Congratulatory Ad

To submit your ad, please follow the steps below:

  1. Step One: See ad size and pricing options to select your congratulatory ad. Click here to read AD Specs
  2. Step Two: Submit your message via email to
  3. Step Three: Complete your payment at the link below.

Deadline for all messages, original artwork and payment is February 20, 2018

To submit original artwork or for additional assistance, please email
$ 5,000.00
Personal Info

Donation Total: $5,000.00


Wearable Art Gala Silent & Live Auction! March 17th, 2018 


Richard Lawson, President

Richard has had a long and distinguished career as an actor and master teacher that spans almost 5 decades. Read More …

Tina Knowles Lawson, Vice-President

Tina is a Fashion Designer who has been featured in a slew of publications including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, L’official, InSyle, and Sports Illustrated Read More …

Babe Evans, Gala Committee

Babe Evans career in theatre spans 40 years and includes acting, producing and children’s theatre. She served as the president of the Burbage Theatre Company . Read More…

Holly Robinson Pete, Gala Committee

Actress, author, talk show host, activist and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete’s career as an actress dates back more than 3 decades and Read More …

Jo-An Turman, Gala Committee

Jo-An Turman is the Vice President of Entertainment Industry Partnerships and Real Estate Broker for Habitat for Humanity of  Read More…

Melba Farquhar, Gala Committee

Giving back has always played an important role in Melba’s life over the past 30 years.  She was a board member of Friendly House Read More…

Mai Lassiter, Gala Committee

Mai Lassiter has actively supported a variety of charitable organizations as a board member, volunteer and fundraiser. Read More…

Steve Jones, Gala Committee

Steve Jones is the president of marketing firm Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME), who specializes in Television and film marketing Read More…

Kawanna Brown, Gala Committee

Kawanna Brown is Chief Operating Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, the hub of all Magic Johnson businesses. Read More …

Eula Smith, Gala Committee

Eula Smith, creator and owner of EMS Consulting, started her fashion career at the world-renowned retail giant Nordstrom. Read More …

Robi Reed, Gala Committee

Robi Reed is an Emmy Award Winning casting director and producer with 30 plus years of experience in the entertainment industry. Read More …

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway is an American actress and dancer. Her body of work includes such films as Coming to America, What’s Love Got to Do with It  Read More …

Lela Rochon, Gala Committee

Lela Rochon is an American actress and producer known for such films as The Chamber, Gang Related, Knock Off, Why Do Fools Fall in Love  Read More …