Belle of the Ball is distributing homecoming dresses and UT is having an art auction


Dress You Up: Homecoming Dress Distribution
You’ve heard of being all dressed up with nowhere to go, but it would be worse to have somewhere to go, like a homecoming dance, but not have a dress. The Belle of the Ball project has been doing its part to ensure that doesn’t happen to in-need high school girls. The organization collects formal dresses and accessories all year long, and distributes them during prom and homecoming season. Homecoming distribution season kicks off this Saturday, at the boutique location in Clearwater. Choose from a huge inventory of over 3,000 dresses. A $1-$5 donation is suggested but not necessary. No referral or appointment is needed. Additional distribution dates are Sept. 30, Oct. 12 and Oct. 21, and donations can also be made during distribution times. The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1210 Holt Ave.

Silent Auction: Art on the Boulevard
The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is has been celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special exhibition of works from the university’s permanent collection. The show features work by alumni and current and former faculty, but also world-class artists including Judy Chicago, Robert Rauschenberg and Kara Walker. The show ends Saturday, with Art on the Boulevard, a cocktail party and silent auction fundraiser. Guests can bid on original prints. The soiree happens from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $40 for one, $100 for two. Each comes with a year’s membership to the gallery. The two-ticket package comes with a Friends of the Gallery print. Proceeds support the educational programming and exhibitions of the gallery. 310 N Boulevard. (813) 253-6217.

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