We’re bringing the party to you this year!

Bring the magic of the Stars in Arts Gala to your home with drink packs and table decorations.


What are drink packs?

We’ve put together everything you need to mix up some festive 1920’s Signature Cocktails. Or if cocktails aren’t your thing you can choose Red Wine, White Wine, or Sparking Wine.

Don’t forget the kids! We have kid-friendly drink options like Shirley Temples, Sparkling Cider, and Apple Juice.

Add a drink pack to your ticket and make your drink selection during checkout.


Bourbon, Orange Liqueur, and Lemon Juice

French 75

Gin, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, and Champagne

Table Decoration Package – $40

Make the evening special with 1920s themed table decorations! Add this package to your ticket during check out. This package includes:

  • Champagne or Sparkling Cider
  • Glass Vase
  • Ostrich Feathers
  • Strings of pearls
  • Table confetti
  • Tissue Paper Pom Ball

For the past 14 years, PAA has relied on donations from individuals, foundations, and sponsors to offer transformative performing arts education to the children and youth in South Denver.

Donations support 40% of PAA programming.

This year we have 100 hours to raise $100,000 to keep PAA funded through this global pandemic.

The Gala’s Silent Auction is back this year with unforgettable trips, sensational experiences, and extraordinary products. Here is a preview of some of our favorite items!

See more auction item previews below.

Blanton's Bourbon

Original Single Barrel was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton’s family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world’s first single barrel bourbon. Take yours home today!

24 Reads til Christmas

Countdown the nights to Christmas with new stories for your kiddo! 24 brand new books from local bookstores (Tattered Cover and The Hermitage Bookshop) for ages 4-8 to tick off the sleeps until Christmas. Also includes cute mugs and hot chocolate! 

Golden Manhattan Basket

Copper Gnome mix drink shaker, Woodinville Rye Whiskey, Dolen Vermouth, Strongwater cocktail bitters, Copper Rings, and Cocktail cherries.

IPA Party Pack

Who doesn’t love IPAs?? Check this out for the major IPA lover in your life. Fantastic IPA beers from Dogfish Head, Weldwerks Brewery, Russian River Brewing Co, and more!

Flying B Bar Ranch Steak Sampler Package

Premiere meats from a Colorado rancher who is near and dear to our hearts. Sampler package includes 2 Tenderloin steaks, 2 New York Strip steaks, and 2 8oz Sirloin steaks.

Private Voice Lessons with Erynn Shryack

Make sure you’re completely ready for 2021 shows and classes with top of the line Voice Lessons with Erynn Shryack! Erynn has a BA in Music with a Vocal Performance Certification from Colorado State University who has 20+ years of vocal training and 10 years of private vocal coaching experience. Beloved by all, Erynn has worked with 25+ PAA students to prepare for auditions or work on overall vocal performance! This certificate is for 3, 30-minute lessons either in person or virtually.

The Mandalorian - Autographed 16x20 Poster

16×20 Poster exclusively autographed by Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Brendan Wayne, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Taika Waititi, Nick Nolte, Ming-Na Wen, and Jon Favreau.

Sylvester Stallone Autographed Boxing Glove

Admired by all, this one of a kind boxing glove is signed by Sylvestor Stallone. Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated, kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer, working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia. Don’t let this rare item slip through your fingers!

Not Throwing Away My Shot!

For the one major Hamilton lover in your life, take a look at this fan lover’s basket! Includes 3 Hamilton themed shot glasses, Hamilton Highland Scotch Whiskey, Hamilton SongBook for vocal and beginner piano enjoyment, Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (the book Lin Manuel read while writing the musical!) and a beautiful specialty Hamilton Book Art created by the Crafty Lively Lady.

IM=x Pilates Basket

Try out IM=x Pilates with this starter package. Includes a free private session or first basic class, 10 class punch card, Shashi grip socks, IM=S Ring, IM+S floor DVD, and IM=X lunch box.

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Basket

Save this for a very special occasion, ladies and gentlemen! Enjoy a wonderful bottle of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Champagne, brand new champagne flutes, and a variety of high-end Truffles.

Pet & Family Portrait Sitting by Delafoto

Indulge in a unique portrait experience for you and your pet at our Denver studio. At your portrait sitting (a $250 value), you’ll have time in front of the camera followed by a cinematic presentation of your photos in our studio gallery. Imagine being able to preview your framed artwork to size as we guide you through your personalized art consultation. Enjoy beautiful artwork for your home with a $250 credit towards your purchase.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a virtual Gala?

A virtual gala is a fundraising event where everyone participates through the internet instead of in person. PAA’s Stars in Arts Gala will have one-hour of live-streamed and pre-recorded video content that ticket holders can view from home, including student performances and interviews, a live auction, and messages from PAA Staff and board members. The Silent Auction portion of the Gala will be just like years past, with a website that makes it easy to bid on the items you like.

Will the Gala be interactive?

Parts of it will be! The silent auction opens Tuesday, October 20th at 5:00 PM and just like in past years, the silent auction is entirely online and can be accessed easily by your mobile device or computer. A link will be emailed to the ticket holder once the silent auction opens. You can purchase your tickets here. The silent auction closes at 9:00 PM, Saturday, October 24th.
The live portion of the Gala evening is from 7:00 – 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 24th and will also be online. Ticket holders will be sent a link that will prompt you to log in. Once logged in you will be able to watch the Gala event.
During this hour we will have live video streaming from our evening’s emcee as well as pre-recorded video segments from our students and staff.
The interactive part of the evening will come in the form of our live auction. We have some REALLY exciting items lined up for our live auction and you will be able to bid on them using your mobile device or computer.

How do I bid during the live auction?

On the screen during the Gala programming you will see a QR code. Open your smartphone’s camera and hold it so the QR code is positioned on your phone’s screen. Your phone should prompt you to open a web browser which will take you directly to the mobile site for the PAA Gala. Once logged in you’ll see the button to “Bid Now” where you can enter your bid. Alternately, you can get to the Gala site by entering the url into your phone’s browser.

How do I bid during the silent auction?

The website for the silent auction is very easy to use! Just log in with your ticket holder email address, click on the item you want to bid on, enter your bid, and submit. You’ll be notified by text and/or email when you are outbid or when you are the winner.

How do I watch the Gala?

The night of the Gala, Saturday, October 24th, ticket holders will be emailed a link to the live Gala event. You will be able to watch on any device with a screen and a web browser that is connected to the internet.
Since the Gala will provide opportunities for interaction through the use of your smart phone, we suggest using a second screen to watch the Gala, like a television.
Here are some tips on how to watch the Gala on your television:
  • Smart TV
    A lot of modern TVs connect to the internet and have built in web browsers. If you have a TV with these capabilities then all you need to do is open the browser, type in the Gala URL, and log in to watch the PAA Gala on your television.
If your TV does not connect to the internet, or doesn’t have a web browser then here are some alternate solutions:
  • FireStick
    If you have an Amazon Firestick, you can install a web browser app such as FireFox or Amazon Silk.
  • Gaming Console
    If you have an Xbox or PlayStation you can use the web browser functionality to navigate to the Gala url.
  • Apple TV/Roku/Chromecast
    Unfortunately these devices do not include a web browser. They do have the ability to stream content from a computer or phone to your television, so you can set up a computer to stream the Gala to the TV screen, keeping your mobile device free to interact with Gala activities.



What is the Gala for?

The Stars in Arts Gala is an annual fundraiser benefitting the Performing Arts Academy, a non-profit in South Denver providing performing arts education for students ages 3-18. You can read more about PAA and their Outreach Program.

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