Coming soon to an incredible town near you – namely Oklahoma City.
What is ARTini you say? In short, it’s going to be a night filled with amazing food , drinks and art auction! It’ll be one heck of a party! But let me just share with you a bit of Allied Arts press release.
The Young Patrons – Allied Arts’ young professionals group – will shake up some fun (and funds) for the arts on May 15 at its annual ARTini fundraiser. With record attendance expected, the event will gather more than 500 guests for martini tastings and appetizers from 11 of Oklahoma City’s top restaurants.Held at the Oklahoma City Public Farmers Market from 7 to 11 p.m., ARTini will also include live entertainment, dancing and a silent art auction featuring original work by local artists. All event proceeds benefit Allied Arts and the 20 local arts groups it supports.
“ARTini is the premier arts event for young professionals in the Oklahoma City area,” said Misty Garrett, 2010 ARTini co-chair. “As Young Patrons, we’re proud to host this event and play such an important role in raising awareness and critical funds for the arts in Central Oklahoma.”
ARTini will feature 11 Oklahoma City restaurants, including: 1492: New World Latin Cuisine, Bin 73, Deep Fork Grill, Iguana Mexican Grill, Museum Café, Paseo Grill, Picasso Cafe, Prohibition Room, Rococo Restaurant and Fine Wine, Trattoria Il Centro and Western Concepts Restaurant Group.
True to the artistic nature of the event, participating restaurants will create and serve original martini recipes with the goal of winning the coveted “Best ARTini” award or “People’s Choice.” Local celebrity judges will crown the “Best ARTini,” while guests will select “People’s Choice.” Each restaurant will reflect this year’s theme “ARTini Time,” through descriptive drink names, creative staff dress and relevant table decorations.
“ARTini allows guests to get both a taste of the arts and a taste of Oklahoma City’s finest restaurants – all while raising support for our arts community.” said Darren Holland, 2010 ARTini co-chair.
ARTini tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door and dress is “urban chic.” To purchase tickets, visit www.alliedartini.com, call Allied Arts at (405) 278-8944 or stop by the organization’s office at 1015 N. Broadway, Suite 200 in Oklahoma City.
Mr. Wonderful and I will be attending this event and super excited that almost all of our favorite restaurants are featured and competing. It’s also such a great way to support your local community and also supporting our local art groups here in Oklahoma. I mean, we’re talking the best of the best here folks. Those appetizers will be amazing!
Founded in 1971, Allied Arts raises awareness of the arts, supports over 20 organizations of the arts, and helps promote local art groups and this is going to be a bang-up, Urban-chic affair you won’t want to miss. You can visit their website to read more, and I encourage you to do so!