Getting ready for the Starkville Area Arts Council Annual Gala are, from left to right, (front row) Glenda Clark, Ali Jones, Wanda Thorne, Barb Adkins, and Paige Lawes, (back row) Dylan Karges and Barbara Frank. The Hats Off to the Arts Gala will take place at the MSU Hunter Henry Center on November 6 at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are open to the general public and are $75 dollars per ticket. Tickets may be purchased through Starkville Area Arts Council board members or at the SAAC office located at Suite 18, 101 South Lafayette Street in Starkville. The gala serves as the SAAC’s major fundraising event for the year and provides funding of several grants and scholarships in the local area as well as funding for arts programming throughout the year. If you have questions or would like more information about the Hats Off to the Arts Gala, please contact the Starkville Area Arts Council at 324-3080 or visit their website at http://www.starkvillearts.org .