Gala for The Arts

Shanghai American School will host its second Gala for the Arts on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. This affair is dedicated to celebrating the Arts at SAS and proceeds will support our Artists in Residence program.

The Artists in Residence program encourages our students to explore their passions in the Arts by hosting international artists and performers on our campuses to do masterclasses and special workshops. Whether in dance, music, art, or theatre – opportunities for our students to learn alongside professional artists helps them make valuable connections between disciplines and inspires their creativity while building their confidence. Artists typically spend about a week at our school and a performance is normally but not always part of the experience. 

The Artists in Residence program is funded by donations to our school from our generous community and our Gala for the Arts. To this end, we are excited to engage SAS parents, friends, faculty, staff, and alumni in this unique experience. To be held at the fabulous W Shanghai – The Bund, the evening will include an exclusive fashion show, exquisite dinner, appetizing auction, live band and dancing, and guaranteed fun for over 500 members of our adult community.

Tickets will be available for purchase by tables of ten beginning November 5th. Until then, stay tuned for special upcoming announcements that will reveal the mysterious theme for the event!

Sponsorship opportunities for this exciting evening are available. Access the Gala Site here to learn more about how you can support the Gala for the Arts 2019.

Can't join us at the Gala but still want to support our cause? You can still make a difference by donating today. Click here to donate online.

Gala for the Arts at SAS

The first SAS Gala for the Arts was hosted on Saturday, March 11, 2017. This special evening showcased talented students from both our campuses in a performance as well as an extensive silent auction of unique experiences, luxury items, and student artwork. 350 people attended and the event raised more than 340,000 RMB for our Artists in Residence program.

SAS hosts the Gala for the Arts every other year to continue support for the Artists in Residence program. The 2019 event promises to be even larger and more glamorous. With over 500 guests, the night will include a special fashion show, professional performance, live auction of eight premier experiences, and dinner and dancing at the luxurious W Shanghai – The Bund.  

This event brings together our international communities from both campuses to accomplish one common goal – to raise funds for this SAS signature program and provide our students unparalleled opportunities to learn from masters in their craft. 

Please note that this year’s Gala was originally communicated to take place on March 9th, 2019. The event has been moved forward by one week and thus the correct date of this year’s Gala for the Arts is now Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.