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11th Annual Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? November 5-7, 2015

United Arts Council[Raleigh, NC] – Who will be at your dinner? A painter, a singer, a dancer? On November 5-7, 2015, arts lovers will have a chance to share a fabulous meal with an artist with North Carolina ties. Each fall the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County hosts Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, where guests enjoy dinner with one of the state’s accomplished artists whose identity remains a mystery until the night of the dinner.

The 11 individual dinners on the first two nights, November 5 and 6, will be in private homes or other intimate venues, each with a featured artist. The Art of Celebration will be on Saturday, November 7, at CAM Raleigh. On this night, guests will have a chance to mix and mingle with 25 mystery artists at a 200-person dinner at CAM along with cocktails and an after-party at HQ Raleigh. For more information or to reserve your seat, go to Seating is limited. Proceeds benefit United Arts’ “Artists in the Schools” program. For more than 30 years, this signature program has provided arts education and creative opportunities for K-12 students in Wake County.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? guest artists include:

  • Hank Smith – Musician
  • Sarah Yarborough & Victor Lytvinenko – Designers
  • Alex Matisse – Potter
  • The Beast and Pierce Freelon – Musicians
  • James Maxey – 2015 Piedmont Laureate
  • Eric McRay – Visual Artist
  • Ricky Weiss & Melissa Podcasy – founding artistic director and founding member, Carolina Ballet
  • Dick Hodgins – Record Producer/Engineer

Visit for a complete list of artists. Contact or at 919-839-1498 x 211 for more information or to schedule an interview or site visit.

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 the support and advocacy of the arts. For the 2015/16 school year United Arts will help bring in teaching artists to 140 schools in Wake County through its “Artists in the Schools” program. The United Arts Council also offers grants to organizations, communities and individual artists and 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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