Summer Celebration: ThrowBAAC to Prom 

Join us for Batesville Area Arts Council’s annual Summer Celebration fundraiser on June 10, 2023 at The Loft on Main Street (267 E. Main St., Library 3rd Floor). Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

This year we will “ThrowBAAC to Prom” with a tribute to proms of the past. We’re combining a healthy dose of nostalgia with live music by Luke Middleton, food & drinks, a silent auction of unique artwork, the crowning of Prom Royalty, and a classic prom dance with a live DJ playing your favorite throwback hits. ThrowBAAC to Prom is a once in a lifetime chance to re-live (or re-do) your prom experience! 

No prom would be complete without Prom Royalty. Our sponsors have nominated their candidates for Prom King and Queen, all in support of raising funds for the arts in our community. Vote for your choice by donating to BAAC, as every dollar you contribute counts as a vote. The couple that raises the most money for BAAC will be crowned Prom Royalty at the event, adding a touch of elegance and excitement to the night.

Our sponsor nominees for Prom royalty are Bill & Sydney Oliva (First Community Bank), Nancy & Eric Elam (Community Insurance), Kervin & Dr. Mallory Flores  FutureFuel Chemical Company, Zach & Abby Perrine (University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville), and Courteney & Andrew Muse (Southern Bank).

We extend our sincere thanks to our Summer Celebration sponsors, including First Community Bank, FutureFuel Chemical Company, Intimidator Group, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Southern Bank, White River Health, and Batesville Printing, for their generous support in making this event possible.

The proceeds from Summer Celebration will be dedicated to furthering BAAC’s mission of providing educational programs, art exhibitions, workshops, and community art projects in Batesville and the surrounding areas. By attending this event, you contribute to the flourishing art scene and help us create a more vibrant and culturally enriched community.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to rekindle the magic of prom and support the arts in our community. Purchase your tickets now at or visit the Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main (226 E Main St). Tickets are priced at $45, with a special discounted rate of $40 for BAAC members.