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Groovy crowd parties all night long at festive Austin gala

Groovy crowd parties all night long at festive Austin gala

Peace Love Long Center 2017 GiGi Bryant Kevin Benz Olda Campos-Benz
GiGi Bryant, Kevin Benz, and Olga Campos Benz. Photo by Crystal Varnell, Ladyfi Photography
Peace Love Long Center 2017 Tom Sellers Araminta Sellers
Tom and Araminta Sellers. Photo by Crystal Varnell, Ladyfi Photography
Peace Love Long Center 2017 Amanda Frye
Amanda Frye. Photo by Crystal Varnell, Ladyfi Photography.
Peace Love Long Center 2017 Alisa Wledon Deanna Serra Lynn Yeldell
Alisa Wledon, Deanna Serra, and Lynn Yeldell. Photo by Crystal Varnell, Ladyfi Photography.
Peace Love Long Center 2017 Jeff Bidstrup Sue Bidstrup
Jeff and Sue Bidstrup. Photo by Crystal Varnell, Ladyfi Photography
Peace Love Long Center 2017 GiGi Bryant Kevin Benz Olda Campos-Benz
Peace Love Long Center 2017 Tom Sellers Araminta Sellers
Peace Love Long Center 2017 Amanda Frye
Peace Love Long Center 2017 Alisa Wledon Deanna Serra Lynn Yeldell
Peace Love Long Center 2017 Jeff Bidstrup Sue Bidstrup

What: Peace. Love. Long Center

Where: Long Center for the Performing Arts

The lowdown: The Long Center's ninth anniversary party, held March 4, was one for the books. The event included a gala, as well as a special performance of Beatles tribute Let It Be — fitting entertainment for the groovy guests, many decked out in awesome '60s attire. The fun continued at a festive after-party where attendees hit the dance floor until after midnight. 

Peace. Love. Long Center raised approximately $350,000 for the organization. This entertaining evening helped make it possible for the Long Center to not only continue its support of arts education and community events, but also its ability to support small and emerging arts groups,” co-chairs Olga Campos Benz and Kevin Benz said of the event.

Who: Olga Campos Benz and Kevin Benz, Gigi Bryant, Jane Sibley, Tom Sellers, Jare Smith, Jeff and Sue Bidstrup, Mary Ann and Andrew HellerTom and Araminta SellersAlisa Weldon, Deanna Serra, Lynn Yeldell, Amanda FryeBrett Barnes, Cory Baker, and Dilum and Surangi Chandrasoma.