Disco enthusiasts and Cupid admirers are invited to bust a move at this year’s Love of the Arts Party supporting Jackson School of the Arts.
The disco-themed event is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Valentine’s Day at The Foundry, 216 Francis St. Featuring dancing, a cash bar and snacks, all proceeds go toward Jackson School of the Arts programs. JSA’s mission is to provide arts education to mid-Michigan community members at an affordable cost.
Entertainers include a disco roller skater, Liza Minelli impersonator and Cher impersonator. Attendees are encouraged to don their evening wear or ’70’s disco-themed attire.
Tickets are $35 per person. Additional admission packages include the $350 VIP Silver Level for a reserved booth for four and the $500 VIP Gold for access to the exclusive VIP area with a dedicated bar attendant for four. All ticket options are available for purchase through Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.
Jackson School of the Arts Assistant Director Amy Fracker said the theme came from herself, “a girl who grew up in the ’70s loving disco.”
“We decided to do something really fun that Jackson hasn’t seen before,” she said.
While the Foundry is temporarily turned into Studio 54 for the event, anyone 21 years and older can attend and purchase tickets at the door. Otherwise, they can be purchased ahead of time here.
All proceeds will specifically help create scholarships for the students of the school. Currently, students pay for classes based on their income.
Last year’s Love of the Arts party raised approximately $4,000 for scholarships and confirmed that it will become an annual event for the JSA, Fracker said. The event began as a collaboration between the JSA and Leadership Jackson last year, but JSA took over all planning this year. Leadership Jackson will still be in attendance this year.
“We love providing unique experiences for our community and I think this one is going to be one that people are talking about for a while,” Fracker said.