Annual UMass Fine Arts Center Gala, Auction & Preview - The Magic Mystery
“Roll up (and that’s an invitation), roll up for the…” Magical Mystery Gala!
Fine Arts Center’s Annual Gala, Auction and Preview takes you away to the 60s.

It’ll be a blast from the past!

Saturday, February 3, 2018
6:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Campus Center Auditorium, UMass Amherst
$125/person includes a $75 tax-deductible gift to FAC

Deck out in your mini-shirt, Nehru jacket, mop top—or festive best!

Thanks to presenting sponsors —
Greenfield Cooperative Bank/Northampton Cooperative Bank, Cooley Dickinson Healthcare and UMass Catering!

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Gala…we’ve got everything you need:

* Out of sight dinner options from award-winning UMass Catering

* Red-Carpet photos to capture your 60s mood sponsored by PeoplesBank and dani.fine photography

* Killer dance music from New England’s hippest band, FEVER—sponsored by Finck & Perras Insurance and Arbella Mutual

* Live and Silent auctions filled with treasures from our local artists and businesses

* FREE; self-parking in the Campus Center Garage

* Discounted overnight accommodations at Hotel UMass

* A FAB evening to help FAC raise funds for its Arts/Access outreach programs

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6:00 p.m. Cocktails, appetizers, red-carpet photos and the “early-bird” auction

8:00 p.m. Three-course dinner served by award-winning chefs at UMass Catering

9:00 p.m. FAC’s Preview of spring events followed by our live auction

9:30 p.m. Second Silent Auction and dancing to FEVER

Passed Appetizers
Lobster Arancini
Asparagus wrapped in Filo with Asiago
Vegetable Samosa with Mint Chutney
Mini Crab Cakes with Saffron Aioli
Beef Wellington en Croute

Sushi Station and Raw Bar

Little Leaf Farms Arugula, Heirloom Tomatoes, Toasted Almonds, Mozzerella and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Prime Beef Strip Loin with
Baby Twice Baked Potatoes, Celeriac Puree, Caramelized Onions, Glazed Roots

Thyme Seared Chilean Sea Bass
Braised Beluga Lentils, Glazed Carrots, French Green Beans, Tarragon Buerre Blanc

Mixed Local Grain “Risotto”: Organic Wild Mushrooms, Fennel Roasted Eggplant, Provencal Tomatoes, Smoked Goat Cheese

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Need a Crash Pad? Call Hotel UMass
Don’t feel like driving home—Hotel UMass has you covered!
Make your reservations for great, newly-remodeled accommodations at the Gala group rate of $115/night (plus applicable fees).  Book online at or call 877-822-2110 and use this code: FAC18C. And your overnight stay includes continental breakfast on Sunday morning.

It’s that simple.

How can you help us raise funds for Arts/Access programs:

Donate to the Auction                              Become A Sponsor                            
Thanks to our 2018 Gala Committee Members for  all their hard work :
Michael Gove, Co-Chair; Terry Peters, Co-Chair; Rhonda Venne, Co-Chair;

Megan Alissa, Saami Bloom, Madelyn Bonnot Griffin, Rosemary Caine
Carol Moore Cutting, Lori Divine, JoAnne Finck, Tanya Fuller, Beverly Hill, Andrea  Kwapien,
Paul Peelle, Justin Pelis, Rachel Peterson, Maureen Raab, Mariah Swanson, Beverly Yoon