“An Evening with Jay Leno” starts at 8 p.m. and will benefit the ArtsBridge Foundation, a non-profit organization formerly known as the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation. Through its ArtsBridge program, the foundation provides art-education and community-engagement programs designed to inspire creativity and foster the next generation of artists and art supporters.
ArtsBridge organizes free or low-cost performances by The Atlanta Opera and The Atlanta Ballet, among other organizations, for students at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; assists with transportation and expenses for art-related field trips; and arranges internships, tours and Broadway master classes. Since 2007, ArtsBridge has exposed more than 240,000 students and teachers in the Southeast to the performing arts in some way.
“We know early exposure to the arts can improve academic achievement, critical
thinking and problem solving — as well as enhance social skills,” says Natalie Barrow,
director of arts education and community outreach for the foundation. “ArtsBridge lets students experience educational arts programs tied to the school curriculum.”
Tickets for Leno’s performance range in price from $53 to $200. A VIP ticket package can be purchased for $250 and includes premium orchestra seating, a pre-show VIP reception with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and parking. Non-VIP tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or by visiting the Bank of North Georgia Box Office at the Cobb Energy Centre. For information on how to buy a VIP ticket, click here.
Leno’s show isn’t the only way you can support the ArtsBridge Foundation, as it was recently named a finalist for Atlanta magazine’s Groundbreaker Awards, which this year are awarded to organizations that contribute to the education of metro Atlanta residents. To vote for the foundation, visit this page on Atlanta magazine’s website from Sept. 1-Sept. 30.