8th Annual Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Presented by United Arts Council to benefit the “Artists in the Schools” program

November 1-3, 2012

Dinners in 20 of the area’s finest homes with a mystery artist as the guest of honor

 Tickets go on sale October 3, 2012 


Raleigh, NC  —  Who will it be? A writer, a singer, an actor? On November 1-3, 2012, fans of the arts will have a chance to break bread -and break the ice – with one of North Carolina’s great artists. Each fall United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County hosts “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” where guests enjoy intimate dinners in stately area homes across Wake County with one (or two) of the state’s accomplished artists. The twist: the artist’s identity will remain a mystery until the night of the dinner.

Reservations for the event begin October 3, 2012 and can be made at www.unitedarts.org. Seating is limited.

Proceeds benefit United Arts’ “Artists in the Schools Program”. This signature program provides arts education and creative opportunities for K-12 students by funding more than 300 artist events in over 140 area schools.

Featured artists include:

Lauren Kennedy – Broadway Actress and Singer

Randy Jones – Cowboy from the Village People

David Burris – Producer of TV show “Survivor”

Lara O’Brien – Carolina Ballet Principal Dancer

Bill Leslie – Musician/Journalist

Thomas Sayre – Visual Artist, Shimmer Wall/Downtown Raleigh & Gyre/NC Museum of Art

Jim Mills – Grammy Award Winning Banjo Player

Pierce Freelon – Musician with jazz hip hop band “The Beast”

Jane Borden – Author and Comic Performer

Mike and David Connell – founding members of band “The Connells”


About the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County: The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, based in Raleigh, NC, was incorporated in 1990. Our mission is to build better communities through support and advocacy of the arts. The United Arts Council offers grants to schools, organizations, communities and individual artists. United Arts also provides services to the community such as advocacy, resource development, professional/leadership development and special projects. The grants, programs and services of United Arts reach over 1.2 million people annually in Wake County.

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