2019 Gala Committee Members
Kimi DeMent

​Stephanie Harris

Myear Jones

​Nicole Minyard

The Poverty & the Arts GOLD KEY GALA is the annual fundraising event for the homeless and formerly homeless artists in our POVA Artist Collective. Through the exhibition and sale of their artwork, artists earn income, network with community members, and find the opportunity to thrive at this unique, one-of-a-kind Nashville event. 60% of all art sales goes directly to the artists.

About Us

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.

Their beautiful space overlooks downtown Nashville and the Cumberland River and makes a lovely location for Poverty & the Art's annual art show and fundraiser. Free parking available on site!

Join us on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 6-9pm for a night of fun at The River Center in downtown Nashville, where you will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer, a silent auction, artwork by the participants in our Artist Collective, and entertainment from a local jazz band. Attire is business casual/cocktail style and free parking available on site! 

Mingle with fellow arts lovers and community advocates, as well as Poverty & the Arts staff, board members, volunteers, and artists. We look forward to seeing you! All proceeds from the gala will support our artists through program expansion, operational funding, and studio maintenance.


Dental Exams
Long Term Care

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019  from 6-9 PM


"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 RIVER CENTER at Cumberland River Compact

2019 Gala Committee Chair