The time is now to wake up to our heart power.

Join us at the Fruit



On November 16, 2019, LiveGlobally, a Durham-based 501c(3) non-profit, will host the Gratitude Gala from 7 to 10 pm at The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street. Celebrate with us in a magical vortex for a night of multimedia art installations, a silent auction, funky music, and detectable vegan hors d'oeuvres.

Attire: blacklight friendly -- light and bright!

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November 16th, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Hors d’oeuvres
by Vegan Flava,
Art installation by Dave Alsobrookes, DJ Karina Soni, Silent Auction, Blacklight face painting… Stay tuned for more!

The Fruit in Durham
305 S. Dillard St.
Durham, NC 27701

The Fruit is a unique art space and creative playground in the heart of Downtown Durham.

Support the Gala with your donation.


Map and Parking

Please see map for parking details.



#IfWeDontWhoWill #LiveGloballyGratitudeGala


Proceeds will support our Global Projects:

Land for Water :: Kenya

Implement the community water project in Nairobi’s Montopeni neighborhood, which will quell the suffering of women who walk 5 miles for water. This will then afford the ability to work stable income earning vocations, hence tuition for their children’s education and basic needs.

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Water for Living :: Costa Rica

Expansion of our current clean water project, Water for Living, to more people living in the rainforests of Costa Rica.

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Happy Minds, Healthy Bodies :: Durham, NC

To facilitate, develop and deliver MindBody Centering Yoga trauma-sensitive programs, at an affordable cost, to Durham communities and public schools.

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Gratitude Gala 2019 Sponsors




DJKarina -Gala’s DJ

DJKarina is a DJ from Carrboro, North Carolina. She DJs frequently at the Nightlight Bar and Club in Chapel Hill and is a member of Disco Sweat and has been dancing, djing and partying in the triangle for over a decade. Instagram @karinasoni Twitter: @karinasoni

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face painting

Sparkle Body Arts - Face Painting

Our appearance is a canvas for self expression…we alter and ornament ourselves to show our identity.

The work of body art is to help you express those sides of yourself that need to be seen.  I think of myself as a Magical Realist..bringing fantasy into the everyday. Everyone needs a little Sparkle.


Wonder Puff - Vegan + Organic Sugar Candy


Wonderpuff is a home for all to enjoy the old school treat of cotton candy! With our dope flavors that are different than other cotton candy crews, Wonderpuff creates an authentic experience with the a simple ingredient: sugar. All of our flavors are versatile and can be used in other funky ways such as churros, drinks, baked goods and for the bold and daring, body scrubs!

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Finger food stuff by Vegan Flava

Come enjoy heavy hours d'oeuvres and high-quality flavors of Durham's local vegan food scene while supporting a local nonprofit. @veganflava cafe_catering will be preparing their best for the Gratitude Gala.

ShaLeigh Dance Works

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Known for a diverse ensemble that consists of some of Durham’s most brilliant and versatile performers, ShaLeigh Dance Works is a dance-theatre company incorporating their own groundbreaking movement vocabulary within the world of contemporary dance.

Their success has taken them from performances and creative residencies in NYC to Germany, England, Israel, and Japan. Since establishing Durham as their home in 2014, the company has had the privilege of receiving commissions, residencies, and tours along the east coast. Their mission is to create dance-theatre work with social integrity and engagement programs with a positive impact on the lives of others. With an uncompromising focus on artistic excellence, nurturing artists, and designing programs to empower at-risk communities, SDW aims to provide a concrete example of how dance can transform people’s lives and enrich society. Learn more at

Aerialist dancers

Aerialists Performer - Ashley Weinberger

Ashley Weinberger is a an aerial dancer and has been flying for the past 8 years, starting with silks and eventually finding lyra as her preferred apparatus of choice. She has been performing since 2012 in a variety of showcases, troupe shows, outdoor festivals, and gala events. She has been teaching lyra for the past 3 years at several studios in the Triangle area to spread her love of the craft to students who may be interested in dabbling in the art.



Le’Andra McPhatter was born into a clan of musicians, singers, as well as music lovers. Since the age of 3, she has been enthusiastic about music, especially the piano. Growing up as a self-taught pianist, she gained her start in the church and studied theory and musical notation independently. Music has influenced her life so eloquently that she is en-route to her BA in Jazz Studies with a Certification in Teaching. Along with piano, LeAndra also has experience training vocals and playing clarinet in both middle and high schools. She is a multi-genre performer who takes great joy in instructing people of all ages about the fun, beautiful journey music has to offer. She believes that the most beautiful thing about music is how it allows people to share a piece of their world with complete strangers – creating an intimate, undeniable connection that people will never forget.

Chuckey Robinson - VIP Performer

Chuckey Robinson is an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer, who has been playing piano since the age of 3. Growing up, he was introduced to several genres of music including jazz, gospel, r&b, hip hop, classical, rock, funk, country, etc. One of his main goals is to provide music that not only sounds good, but also brings forth an experience that touches and encourages the heart of each and every listener.


Alesia Bachelor - Tarot Reading

Greetings!I am Alesia Bachelor, Sacred Life Practicioner and Healing Artist. I offer a wide range of spiritual tools: tarot counseling, meditation, rituals, altar creations, reiki, and I act as a direct channel for the collective soul to speak to us all. For five years I have made Durham, NC my home and have been serving the community to foster bridges of self empowerment, interpersonal awareness, collective well being, and authentic mind, body, soul expression.

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