Gold Key Gala

2020 POVA Gold Key Gala

 The Poverty and the Arts (POVA) Gold Key Gala is the annual fundraising event for the artists impacted by homelessness in our Artist Collective. Through the exhibition and sale of their artwork, artists earn income, network with community members, and have the opportunity to thrive at this unique, one-of-a-kind annual Nashville event.

Join us on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 6-9pm at The River Center for our 2020 annual Gold Key Gala. Tickets include a night on the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville where you’ll enjoy free parking, heavy hors d’oeuvres, libations and spirits, live jazz entertainment, a silent auction, and most importantly, original artwork on display and for sale by the artists impacted by homelessness in our Collective.

Attire is cocktail and free parking available on site. Mingle with fellow arts lovers and community advocates, as well as POVA staff, board members, volunteers, and artists. All proceeds from the gala will support our artists through program expansion, operational funding, and studio maintenance.

Buy Gala Tickets Here

Launching VIP Gold Key Gala tickets this year!

VIP Hour (5-6pm) includes:

  • Early entrance to view and buy art
  • Meet & Greet with the POVA artists 
  • Open bar 
  • VIP auction items
  • VIP swag bag
  • VIP tickets also include VIP check-out lines for buying art and paying for silent auction items at the end of the night.  

2020 Gala Chair: Kate Blake



2020 Gala Sponsors



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"Last year’s gala was the highlight of my year. I truly feel like I have made it as an artist. Everything was professional and the location was phenomenal.” - Gwen, POVA artist



The Venue

We are thrilled to partner with Cumberland River Compact again to host our gala at their beautiful River Center in downtown Nashville. Resting on the East Bank of the Cumberland River and adjacent to the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, The Lucius E. Burch III River Center at the Cumberland River Compact offers green amenities, a versatile event space, and an unparalleled view of Downtown Nashville and the Cumberland River. Only a 5-minute walk to Lower Broadway, The River Center has all the urban appeal without the parking hassle.

The River Center is home to the Cumberland River Compact, a local nonprofit whose mission is to enhance the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education, collaboration, and action.  Since  founding in 1997, their work involves three goals: to teach  Cumberland River Basin communities to value water; to protect our water through sound land practices; and to connect basin residents to recreational opportunities.

View parking instructions HERE.


2020 Gold Key Gala Sponsorships: View 2020 Gold Key Sponsorship Levels Here