Fast Forward Gala & Auction 2021

Sat. Aug 28, 2021 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
18 and Over
$20.00 - $1,250.00
18 and Over
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$20.00 - $1,250.00
18 and Over
Event Description
Fast Forward Gala & Auction 2021


Saturday, August 28, 2021

6-10pm @ Contemporary Arts Center

Cincinnati, OH

Sponsored by Ron Bates & Randy Lasley, Gale & David Beckett, Lauren Chesley Miller & James A. Miller, Rosemary & Mark Schlachter. Supporters include 84.51°, emersion DESIGN/ James Y. Cheng, John & Kerry Benevides. Hosts: Jeff Ahrnsen, Fidant Wealth Partners, Drs. Marcia Kaplan & Michael Privitera, Dr. Whitney Whitis & Aftab Pureval. Special thanks: Carl Solway Gallery, Art Design Consultants, Barbara K. Myers, Holly Dorna, Sara M. & Michelle Vance Waddell


Individual tickets: $150/ea. 

  • Includes complimentary valet, food, drink (open bar), performances and admission to NEWFUTURE After Party in CAC Black Box. 


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Because of rising covid questions we are requiring masks be worn at the event when not eating or drinking. Masks will also be available on-site.



2021 Gala Afterparty:



Saturday, Aug 28 10pm-1am

Contemporary Arts Center - Black Box

Tickets: $20/ ea. Limited available. MEMBERS FREE


Contact Us to sponsor the 2021 Gala.

Click HERE to make a general donation.

For any accessibility assistance please inquire upon arrival.

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Please arrive early.The 2021 CAC Gala and benefit auction, FastForward, challenges you to reimagine the present moment and lean into the unknown with vibrance and optimism. While there is no formal dress code for the event, guests are invited display their own personal concept of futurism.

Whether you draw inspiration from Retrofuturism, Aftrofuturism, Modern futurism, Ecofuturism, or a new interpretation altogether, now is the time for us to chart a new course by leveraging hope and envisioning a better tomorrow.

This year's Gala features a corresponding online art auction, which opens Monday, August 13 at 5pm and closes Monday, August 30 at 5pm (EST). Visit the auction at Gala guests will be able to see and bid on artworks anonymously during the in-person event on Saturday, Aug 28. 


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Contemporary Arts Center 44 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202