2020 Through the Looking Glass Virtual Gala
The Through the Looking Glass Gala, presented by Eye Surgeons of Indiana, on Saturday, October 3, 2020 will be a virtual event with opportunities for individual ticket holders and sponsors to enjoy in their respective homes or gather in small groups at a friend’s home or workplace to safely experience our virtual event. This change has been prompted by health and safety concerns stemming from the Covid-19 crisis. While the look and feel of our event will be different this year, our mission to help children with visual impairments succeed in school and daily life has not changed. In fact, our fundraising efforts have deepened as our students’ academic and social needs have increased because of the coronavirus and its negative impact on the current and future school year.
If you are a previous gala attendee, you know that we like to have fun while raising money and awareness of our students’ needs. This virtual event, that is live and interactive, features speaker and special guest Tom Sullivan, performances by ISBVI students and numerous opportunities to show your support by bidding on auction items. Help us ensure children with visual impairments have access to appropriate assistive technology while at home and at school during the fund-a-need. Following the hour-long program, enjoy an exclusive post-show concert featuring an acoustic performance by national recording artists, X Ambassadors. $25 tickets provide access to the event and celebratory swag bags.
2nd Annual No Limits Celebration & Kick-Off at ISBVI
On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed and signed into law to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunities to employment, public accommodations, transportation, and commercial facilities. While the ADA has provided significant physical access for individuals with disabilities, the No Limits Arts Series aims to strengthen inclusiveness and remove social barriers in the arts for individuals with disabilities. Every year on the anniversary weekend of the ADA, we celebrate this historic moment.
Join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA on Saturday, February 13, 2021 featuring Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling. He's a world-class talent and a unique character who is "virtually the only music-maker of his generation—playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements—to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ‘30s." He has toured the world, performing with Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter - including a night to remember at a sold out Carnegie Hall.
No Limits Celebration Festivities Include:
6:00PM - 7:00PM: A Pre-Concert Reception with heavy appetizers, complimentary drinks and special a cappella performance by No Limits arts partner, Capital City Chorus.
7:00PM – 7:30PM: Seating in the ISBVI Auditorium
7:30PM: Opening Remarks and short No Limits Documentary Film
8:00PM: Concert featuring Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
9:30PM - 10:00PM: A Post-Concert Reception with complimentary drinks, desserts and a Q and A with Jerron Paxton and Emcee Kathy Nimmer (additional fee).*
Thank You 2020 No Limits Celebration Sponsors