ArtStream's Seventh Annual Gala

ArtStream’s Seventh Annual Gala

“You belong with us!”

Event Details

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:30 – 10:30 pm

The Ballroom, Bethesda
5521 Landy Lane
Bethesda, MD 20816
Off River Road, minutes from the Beltway and conveniently on the T2 bus line.

Dress is creative black tie.

All photos by Liz Demaree.


Sponsorships start at $500 and include tickets to the event. Register online or contact Executive Director Heller An Shapiro at h.shapiro@art-stream.org or 301-565-4567 to get started!

Four people (three men and a woman) stand in a line, smiling. The men are wearing suits and ties, the woman is wearing a black dress with a lace top. The background is dark and tinted purple.


Donors may purchase a scholarship ticket for an ArtStream participant who cannot afford the cost. Purchase on brownpapertickets.comFour people dancing. The young man to the left leans in and makes a face for the camera. The older man in the background raises his arms, smiling. The man in the center smiles at the camera. The woman to the left shifts her shoulder to the camera.

Wine Wall auction

ArtStream will be holding a “Wine Wall” auction at the Seventh Annual Gala.

How do you play?
Guests at the Seventh Annual Gala will pull a cork from a basket for $25. Each cork corresponds to a bottle of wine valued at $25 or more. Every player is a winner!

What we need
We are seeking donated bottles of wine valued at $25 or more. You can also choose to donate funds to purchase “Wine Wall” bottles.

Bottles can be dropped off at the ArtStream office, or we will arrange to pick them up from your home or office. We would like to have all the wine by October 2, 2017.

Call 301-565-4657 or email Heller An Shapiro at h.shapiro@art-stream.org to start your donation.

We raised over $4,000 at last year’s “Wine Wall” thanks to your generosity!


The Annual Yearbook is a collection of ArtStream fun, photos, and dedications from donors, friends, and family members.

Each guest will receive a yearbook to commemorate the Gala and another great year with ArtStream.

Four friends taking a group selfie. The woman to the left is holding her cellphone out to the right.


Volunteers will  plan decor, encourage new guests to attend, and solicit donations. Volunteers may work before, during, or after the event.

Submit the volunteer form at www.art-stream.org/volunteer to get started.

A young woman stands left wearing a black cocktail dress, leaning back and laughing. Right of her, a man in a suit and tie stands smiling. They are both looking at the man standing at the far right of frame. He is wearing a suit and bow tie and holds one hand up to his head. The background is a busy event with many people in formal attire.

Honorary Host Committee

The Honorary Host Committee consists of luminaries from the region who spread the word about the event.

Eleanor Allen Evan Glass, Gandhi Brigade Youth Media  Ian Paregol, DC Coalition
of Disability Service Providers
Lina Aybinder Maggie Haslam Congressman Jamie Raskin
Former Congressman
Mike Barnes
Sari Hornstein Patricia Ritter, The Treatment and Learning Centers
Pamela Brown Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Catherine Leggett Reemberto Rodriguez, Silver Spring Regional Center
Senator Ben Cardin Councilmember George Leventhal Tim Shriver, Special Olympics
Kristen Chou Eli Lewis  Senator Chris Van Hollen
Councilmember Marc Elrich  Karen Mitchell, CPA Carol and Tom Wheeler
Adam B. Fine  Paul Murray, CPA
 Bonnie Fogel, Imagination Stage  Frank Myers

Two women stand left in formal dresses. A man wearing a suit stands center. A woman in a black, sleeved dress stands left. Everyone smiles for the camera

Current Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors!

Family of Garrie Barnes Maggie and Andy Haslam
Bev and Umit Basoglu Sari Hornstein
Linc Boykin and George Gates David Lightfoot and Betty Tuller
Ginny and Michael Bradley The McMeekin Family
The Brown Family The Myers Family
Kristen Chou The Pauley Family
Mike and Ellen Cooper  Carolyn and Jerrold Post
Joseph and Vanice Famme Amy Weinberg and Norbert Hornstein
Sandra and Adam Fine