It’s that time of year –

When the world falls in love…

When this becomes grad students’ lives…

And when everyone is ready for a cup of cheer!

Join us on Thursday, December 12 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at The Coupe to celebrate the season, catch up with alum, and give each other commemoratory high fives on a semester well done.

As I get closer and closer to the finish line, the momentary spurts of panic and stress are far outweighed by the immense feelings of gratitude, wisdom, and humility I’ve gained from pursuing this degree. People who dedicate their time (jeopardize their sleep schedules, sacrifice their social lives) to the creation, maintenance, and resiliency of the arts are my favorite kind of people. Day in and day out, defending the arts’ impact on our communities, supporting and nurturing artists, energizing and motivating Boards of Directors, making cases for financial support even to the toughest prospects, and all the while protecting a very personal love and passion for the art itself. It can be a tricky balance. So let’s all have a drink.

Some beautiful and delicious drinks Heather, Charlie, and I got on a recent visit to The Coupe
Some beautiful and delicious drinks Heather, Charlie, and I ordered on a recent visit to The Coupe.

Event details:

  • Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • The Coupe –
    3415 11th Street NW | Washington DC 20010
  • $10 wristbands for drink discounts @ the bar and a chance to win a holiday gift basket (available for advance purchase here) – all proceeds benefit programming for the 2014 Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium!

We hope to see you there!

(And to everyone braving finals this week and next – may the road rise up to meet you.)

Shannon Musgrave is in her second year of AU’s Arts Management program and serves as this year’s Executive Chair of the EALS Committee.