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MoCo Arts announces its 12th annual fundraising gala, Lights. Camera. KEENE!

MoCo Arts is delighted to announce the return of its 12th annual fundraising gala, Lights. Camera. KEENE!, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
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MoCo Arts is delighted to announce the return of its 12th annual fundraising gala, Lights. Camera. KEENE!, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023. This highly anticipated event promises an unforgettable evening of enchantment, entertainment, and philanthropy, all in support of the organization’s mission to provide inclusive arts education and tuition assistance to kids in the community.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
  • Location: MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431

An Enchanting Theme: Forbidden Fairytales

This year, Forbidden Fairytales, the gala’s theme, invites attendees to rediscover classic tales with a twist, promising a magical and whimsical experience for all. Guests will step into a world where imagination knows no bounds.

“Lights. Camera. KEENE! is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of the arts and a testament to the generosity of our community. We’re thrilled to introduce the ‘Forbidden Fairytales’ theme, and we can’t wait to share this enchanting evening with our supporters and friends.” ~ Pete Smith, MoCo Arts’ Director of Development

A Night to Remember

  • Live Performance: Guests will be treated to a captivating live performance that showcases the unique energy of the MoCo Arts community.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in a delectable array of heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by Fireworks Restaurant.
  • Live Auction: Bid on a wide range of incredible items and experiences in our live auction.
  • Send-A-Kid Segment: Support the tuition assistance program by participating in the legendary Send-A-Kid segment.
  • Red Carpet: Dress to impress and walk the red carpet as you join us for a night of glamour and excitement.

Supporting Arts Education

Pete Smith emphasized the importance of the gala in supporting MoCo Arts’ mission: “This event allows us to continue providing accessible and high-quality arts education to children in our community. Every ticket purchased and every donation made at Lights. Camera. KEENE! contributes to the transformative power of the arts in young lives.”

Funds raised during the gala will benefit MoCo Arts’ tuition assistance program and year-round arts education, ensuring that the magic of creativity is accessible to all.

Tickets for Lights. Camera. KEENE!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Call (603) 357-2100 for tickets to our in-person gala!

Tickets for this unforgettable evening are available now. All guests must be 21 years or older to attend. The ticket price of $85 per person includes two drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and premium seats to the evening’s performances.

Join Us Virtually

For those unable to attend in person, MoCo Arts offers the opportunity to be part of the event virtually. Virtual tickets can be purchased for $50 per household by visiting

For ticket purchases and inquiries, please call MoCo Arts at (603) 357-2100.

Lights. Camera. KEENE! promises to be a night of magic, creativity, and community. Join us in supporting arts education and ensuring that the arts continue to flourish in our community.


MoCo Arts would like to extend its warmest thanks to this year’s Lights. Camera. KEENE! sponsors: @310 Marlboro Street, ABTech Manufacturing Inc., C&S Wholesale Grocers, Cheshire Wellness Center, Douglas Cuddle Toys, Fireworks Keene, Greenwald Realty Associates, Harrisville Designs, Indian King Framery, K. E. Bergeron Mechanical Systems, LLC, LLC, kcs ARCHITECTES, Kickboxing Keene, LLC, Mon Amie Fine Jewelry, Monadnock Capital Group, NBT Bank, O’Brien Land Management LLC, Prime Roast Coffee Company, Richardson Home Inspections LLC, SEPTICPRO LLC, SERVPRO of Cheshire County, STRIPE-IT-SEAT-IT, Savings Bank of Walpole, The Insurance Source, Inc., The Melanson Company, Walier Chevrolet, and Ye Goodie Shoppe.

About MoCo Arts

Established in 1991, MoCo Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, multi-arts educational organization located in downtown Keene offering dance and theatre classes for children ages 18 months to 18+ years and multi-arts vacation and summer camps for students ages 4 through grade 12. As part of the educational process, MoCo Arts provides professional-quality performance experiences for students and family-friendly performances for audiences of all ages throughout the year. MoCo Arts is inclusive and welcoming to all, regardless of social, and current or past financial background, and provides up to $79,000 in tuition assistance per year. MoCo has never turned a child away because of a family’s lack of ability to pay. MoCo Arts is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about MoCo’s mission and ways you can support the organization’s work in arts education, please visit, contact (603) 357-2100, and/or MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431.


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