Join us for CREATE's annual fundraising gala!

Dance to the rock, R&B, rockabilly, blues, funk, and soul of popular local bands! Eat your fill of tasty Caribbean bites but save room for dessert at our Nothing Bundt Cake bar! Win fabulous prizes in our raffle and silent auction! Take silly photos with our oversized novelty art supplies! Dress to express your creativity!
And best of all, have a great night while raising funds to support CREATE's art education and art therapy programs.
Each ticket includes:
  • Admission for one (Individual Ticket) or two (Couples Ticket)
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • Bundt cake dessert bar
  • A chance to win great prizes through our raffle and silent auction!
Cash/credit bar, with bar proceeds going to support Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41. Raffle tickets may be purchased here, as well as on-site during the gala. You must be present at the time of the raffle to be eligible to win. Gala attendees must be 21 or older.

Individual Ticket: $55

Couples Ticket: $95

Raffle Tickets (pack of 5): $5

American Legion Post 41

Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41 is the friendliest post in Maryland, welcoming veterans, musicians, community members, and CREATE Arts Center! This year the American Legion celebrates 100 years of service to veterans and the community.

Gala Parking & Venue Information

Parking is available in the surface lot and connected garage directly outside of the main entrance to Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41 (click here or on parking map to enlarge). The lot can be accessed via entrances on Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue.

PLEASE NOTE: Despite the Sligo Avenue address of the venue, the entrance to Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41 is through the parking lot, and is marked on the parking map.

The Loose Ends

The Loose Ends is one of DC's premiere roots rock bands, playing a variety of rock, R&B, rockabilly, and alt-country. Wear your comfy shoes and get ready to dance!

The Crosstown Sounds

Dance to the an eclectic mix of blues, rock, funk, and soul classics as well as dynamic original material from local favorite, The Crosstown Sounds!


Sleepers, a popular electro-psych-pop-rock band from Baltimore, MD, play high-energy original roots-rock, blues, and soul music, along with classic rock covers by Keith Richards, Wilco, Clapton, and more.

Negril Jamaican Eatery

Savory Jamaican bites generously provided by Paint the Town co-sponsor Negril Jamaican Eatery. Enjoy coco bread, jerk chicken, stuffed patties and more!

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Indulge in a sweet treat (or two, we won't tell!) at our bundt bar, kindly donated by Paint the Town co-sponsor Nothing Bundt Cakes. Chocolate, red velvet, and more scrumptious flavors await!

All Set Restaurant & Bar

Delicious bites generously provided by Paint the Town co-sponsor and popular Silver Spring locale All Set Restaurant & Bar.