ALS Association Nevada Chapter to Host Annual Food is Art Event
LAS VEGAS – The ALS Association Nevada Chapter, a 501(c)(3) organization
serving those with ALS throughout Nevada since 2004, will host its fourth annual Food is Art event
at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. This year’s theme, Black Ties & Blue Jeans, encourages guests to show off
their best black tie and denim look.
“Food is Art has grown year after year through the support of our local food and beverage community
and the generosity of donors,” said April Mastroluca, Executive Director of the ALS Association
Nevada Chapter. “Plus, it’s a fun, laid-back event to take in the beautiful fall Las Vegas weather while
benefiting a wonderful cause.”
This year’s event will honor Christopher J. Curtis, a life-long Nevada resident and retired senior
partner of Thorndal Armstrong. Curtis’ efforts are the inspiration behind TeamCurtis4ACure, an
organization founded to assist in the fight to raise awareness and funding for ALS.
The dine-around event will feature an evening of food, wine and art with local chefs, sommeliers and
mixologists. Participating restaurants include Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s restaurants, Top of the
World and BLVD & MAIN Taphouse at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, and SG Bar, STK at The
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Café Americano at Caesars Palace, Sambalatte, and The Great American
Pub. Attendees may participate in both silent and live auctions, a raffle, mystery boxes and enjoy live
The Food is Art event is organized by a committee led by Steve Arcana, COO of Golden Entertainment,
Inc. “This event means so much to me and my family as my mother was taken from us as a result of
contracting ALS,” said Arcana. “The time and passion committed every year is something that we are
all very proud of, and this event wouldn’t be possible without the support of an incredible group of
sponsors, volunteers and attendees.”
Food is Art sponsors include Golden Entertainment, Inc., Action Gaming, Kaercher Insurance, Gaming
Arts, The Godfather of Las Vegas, Konami and United Healthcare.
In 2018, Food is Art raised more than $200,000 and showcased the cuisine of local chefs from 12 Las
Vegas restaurants, including: Top of the World at The STRAT, Sage at Aria, Robert Irvine’s Public
House and The Vineyard Ristorante at Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada. Top selling
auction items included a 16-person suite at T-Mobile Arena for a Vegas Golden Knights game; and
dinner for 20, prepared in the top bidder’s home by chefs from Aria, Bellagio and Get Fresh.
Ticket prices start at $250 and are available for purchase here. All proceeds will benefit the ALS
Association Nevada Chapter. For more information on the event and the ALS Association Nevada
Chapter visit www.alsanv.org.
ALS Associate Nevada Chapter
The ALS Association Nevada Chapter is the only 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in Nevada serving
people with ALS and their families. The Chapter’s mission is to discover treatments and a cure for
ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Funds raised are used to provide services and support for people with ALS ranging from support
groups and loan closets to multi-disciplinary clinics and respite and transportation grants