Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts held its 2019 Gala of Dreams

Images provided by: The Lehigh Vallley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts)

BETHLEHEM, PA — The Lehigh Vallley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) held its 16th Annual Gala of Dreams on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at FACTORY in South Bethlehem. The fundraising event was attended by close to 250 guests and featured a night of entertainment and fun.

The evening Included a silent auction and cocktail hour with the sounds of the Charter Arts Big Band. Then, guests enjoyed dinner, a live auction, dancing, and a jam-packed line-up of entertainment and surprises throughout the night.  Guests and the community also enjoyed a live video and photo montage which was projected onto the school building, a creation by Lyn Godley, Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and her students.

The 2019 Gala of Dreams’ Major Sponsor was PNC Bank.  The Silver Curtain Sponsor was The Lawrence Family, and the Site Sponsor was FACTORY.  Table sponsors included:  Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, UPMC Health Plan, Cornerstone Consulting Engineers & Architectural, Inc., Highmark Blue Shield, Magellan Financial, Inc., The Hratko Family, Sell-Herron Funeral Homes, Jefferson-Werner, LLC, Stellar Advisor, and St. Luke’s University Health Network.

The event designer was Dave Reppert of Wishes Entertainment & Event Design and catering was by Karen Hunter Catering.


Charter Arts, opened in 2003, is an audition-based, tuition-free, public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.   Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production design, theatre, visual art, or vocal music.

Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate, are testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.

Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its sixteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, Charter Arts earned an impressive ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best High Schools for the Arts in America list.

Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015. For more information, visit www.CharterArts.org.


Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015