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2017 Gala

For Immediate Release:

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation’s “In High Gear” Event a Huge Success! 

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX ~ The Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation would like to sincerely thank our Presenting Sponsor, Audi Sugar Land, A Sewell Company, as well as all of the other sponsors, patrons & art enthusiasts that contributed to the SLCAF Founders’ Ball on January 21st in support of the arts in Fort Bend County.  Gala Chairs for the event were Chip and Cindy Sutton, along with Honorary Chairs James A. and Gay

Thompson. The evening opened with an upbeat performance by the Travis High School Drumline which “revved up” the entire audience! SLCAF honored John and Diana Null for their service to the foundation and presented them with the organization’s “Cultural Vanguard Award”. Attendees of the event were entertained by three “high octane” performances under the direction of Roy Hamlin, former artistic director of TUTS, with original arrangements by John Cornelius II. Keeping with the event’s “In High Gear” theme, the performances took the audience on an adventure across Texas with “Route 66” inspired music. After a highly successful live auction that raised $56,000, the evening closed with a final tribute to the evening’s honorees as the cast, along with performers from the Iconotheatrix Icons, sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while a Jib Jab version of the music video featuring the Nulls played on the screens. The entire audience clapped along! SLCAF truly appreciates the enthusiasm and the service of those dedicated to preserving and promoting cultural arts in Fort Bend County!  For more information about SLCAF, please visit

Photo Caption 1: The evening’s “high geared” performance took the audience on an adventure across Texas with “Route 66” inspired music.

Photo Caption 2: (L-R) John Null, James A. and Gay Thompson, Diana Null and Bridget Yeung


About SLCAF: Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit arts organization that exists to enhance the quality of life and tourism in the City of Sugar Land and region of Fort Bend County by advocating, supporting and promoting the cultural arts through programs, initiatives and alliances; and to preserve and present historic Sugar Land Auditorium as a center for the cultural arts and resource for the Sugar Land community