benefiting: Therapeutic Adventures, Inc.

SAVE THE DATE: Art Of Life GALA 2020 will be on May 9th in Prince William County!

Thank you for helping us surpass our $10000 goal by $2000!!!

Art of Life GALA 2019

About our Venue

Sweeney Barn in Manassas, VA

For the inaugural year - Sweeney Barn will be the beautiful GALA location and is centrally located in Prince William County on the edge of Manassas, right next to Bristow, Gainesville and Haymarket, VA. Click on the picture to learn more.

About the GALA

Kelly Haneklau, artist owner Minor Miracles. Mark Andrews, Executive Director Therapeutic Adventures


Kelly Haneklau, local artist and Founder/Owner of Minor Miracles in Bristow, VA is happy to announce that on May 24, 2019 at 7pm at Sweeney Barn in Manassas, VA, she will be hosting the first annual Art of Life GALA: a fundraiser/art silent-auction supporting Therapeutic Adventures, Inc., a Charlottesville-based non- profit organization. Haneklau stated, "The work this organization does is beyond amazing and has touched so many lives for almost 40 years. I am honored to be a small part in the awareness of the work they do and it is a pleasure to work with Mark Andrews (Founder/Executive Director), to make these dreams a reality". 

"We hope to draw over 400 adult community members for this evening to remember. There will be amazing art and other items available for a silent-auction, guest speakers/performers, delicious local food and drink, music, games and community spirit!" The Art of Life GALA will increase awareness about and raise monies for the adaptive sports programs and outdoor adventures provided by Therapeutic Adventures, Inc." Haneklau remarked.

Sponsorships are being sought from local businesses, companies, and individuals to support Therapeutic Adventures' fundraising goals. Haneklau said, "community support and involvement are the cornerstones of this event’s success".  She noted that our immediate community does not have a lot of opportunities like this. So it is important to help foster this type of event so more will happen in the near future.

This GALA will not only raise awareness and provide much needed support, but bring people together for a fantastically fun evening, not to mention an excuse to get dressed up! Black-tie optional. Ages 18 and older please.

Every ticket purchase helps. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the organization and the wonderful work they do. Tickets are on sale for a limited time here or at To volunteer or for more information, visit or contact the event organizer, Kelly Haneklau at

About our Recipient

Therapeutic Adventures is  a Virginia based, non-profit organization that helps disabled people.

 Therapeutic Adventures,  is a Virginia based, non-profit organization that helps people of all ages who have disabilities or complex medical needs (including our military veterans and cancer survivors) enjoy life through outdoor activities- like skiing, fly-fishing, kayaking and cycling - just to name a few. Therapeutic Adventures priority has always been to support individuals and families with partial to full scholarships and specialized adaptive equipment, making participation adaptive sports and outdoor recreation a reality. Many programs and events are provided at NO cost to the participants. TA's specially trained, all-volunteer program staff, enables people to embrace fun and meaningful activities that improve functional independence and quality of life.  


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Art Of Life GALA 2019 location:

9310 Discovery Boulevard, Manassas, Virginia 20109, United States