in Search of Ann Arbor’s Most Artful Martini

in Search of Ann Arbor’s Most Artful Martini

A Fundraiser for the Ann Arbor Art Center
February 19, 2010, 6pm

Ar-ti-ni (ahr-tee-nee) – An artistically crafted, locally mixed martini

Following the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural Artini martini crawl, this years version will once again challenge some of Ann Arbor’s finest downtown restaurants to create the most artful martini. On February 19, 2010, beginning at 6:00 pm, participants will taste the carefully crafted creations at each of the participating locations and will vote on their favorite at an after party. The Artini Artists are from The Black Pearl (the 2009 winner), Goodnite Gracie, Melange, Rush Street and Vinology. Café Felix will host the after party starting at 10pm.

Tickets for the Mardi-Gras themed evening are $35 before January 29th and $45 after that date. “As a downtown nonprofit and community art center, Artini is a tasteful way we try to rally our downtown neighbors and show everyone that art comes in many different forms,” said organizers Matt Moberly and Kelsey Johnson. “The invaluable volunteers who plan and run this event raise spirits downtown during this frigid month, all while helping elevate awareness and support for the Ann Arbor Art Center.”

The event is sponsored by Ketel One Vodka, Ciroc Vodka,, and Busch’s. Attendees must be 21 or older and are encouraged to dress to impress in Mardi-Gras themed attire. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit, or contact

The Ann Arbor Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the community in the education, exhibition, and exploration of the visual arts, and is celebrating 100 years of being the “place where creativity and community meet.” It is located at 117 W. Liberty Street, in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor.