A kaleidoscope of visually striking sights will light up the night at the Splash, summer charity event benefiting the arts.  

The inaugural event will be presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance on Saturday, June 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. at La Encantada shopping center.  

Attendees can enjoy the tastes and presentations of smoked salmon tartar with Meyer infused lemon oil and crispy asparagus from Union Public House, ceviche and blood orange margaritas from Blanco’s Tacos, Neapolitan style pizza with Stromboli from Mama’s Famous Pizza and more. 

Ra Sushi Bar Restaurant, NoRTH Modern Italian Cuisine, Shlomo & Vito’s, Liv Bistro, Campus Candy and Skyline Country Club will also serve their most vibrant appetizers, drinks and desserts.   

Splash will present an array of artistic delights through a runway show featuring the seasons most colorful trends, live art demonstrations and a silent auction with huge discounts on performing and fine arts as well as other great items.

Tickets are $70 per person, which will include cocktails and dinner samplings from participating restaurants, goodie bags with coupons and giveaways from Tucson businesses, a first look at new summer and fall clothing lines from La Encantada, live musical entertainment, community runway show and access to the silent auction. 

All proceeds from the silent auction and the main event will go to school arts programs and keeping community art events alive in the region.

 The silent auction will offer two tickets to “Mummenschanz” from UA Presents, handmade tillandsia and succulents in a terra cotta cluster pot from the local artist Bella Fiore Custom Designs, a designer portrait service from Jon Wolf Photography, a leather bracelet from Pandora, two tickets to a Tucson Symphony Orchestra performance and four tickets in the baseline reserve an Arizona Diamondbacks game.

Tickets can be purchased at http://saaca.org/SPLASH.html, or by calling 797-3959.

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