The social hour will kick things off at 5, followed by the meal at 6.
Another highlight will be live music by singer/performer Noah Back, who has a diverse set list, which can cover anything from folk music to Avril Lavigne and modern indie folk to spiritual songs.
The Juried Art Exhibition will boast more than 50 pieces from Clark and Champaign County artists in pencil drawings, paintings, sculptures, quilts and photography.
For the first time, artists can submit three to five pieces, and all work must have been created within the last two years. A special ceremony will open the exhibition at Celebration of the Arts.
Best in show and first through third places will be announced at the event, for which the winners will receive cash prizes.
The regular exhibition will open May 9 and run through May 19 during Arts Council office hours.
Brackney said tickets for Celebration of the Arts will be available in advance and at the door. All proceeds raised will go toward Arts Council projects.
Other upcoming Arts Council-sponsored events will include the start of the Sounds of Summer concert series starting in June and a Lego exhibit in July.
HOW TO GO
What: Celebration of the Arts
Where: 119 Miami St., Urbana
When: Friday, May 5, 5-9 p.m.
More info: 937-653-7557 or go to www.champaigncountyartscouncil.org/