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Cheers to the Arts

Virtual Party and [FUN]draiser

Tuesday, May 19
7:30 p.m. LIVE

Featuring: Drew Lachey, John Morris Russell, Kathy Wade, Gary Sandy & more!

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If you're not available to see the livestream but would still like to give to our region's arts, click here to support the event!


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Don't miss the ultimate virtual arts party and fundraiser with wine tasting, dessert-making, and performances throughout. Join us virtually as we help our hard-hit arts recover and lead the region forward! 

Special appearances and performances by 98 Degrees singer and actor Drew Lachey, Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan and live from Fretboard Brewing Company, funk and blues band Kyle Hackett Trio. Plus, a special return to Cincy from "WKRP in Cincinnati" actor, Gary Sandy!

For the official "cheers to the arts," wine educator Kathy Merchant will lead a wine tasting “how-to,” with wine you can preorder using the information below*. Dessert-making will be led by Taste of Belgium's pastry chef, Kira Robinson*.

May 19 is also the 51st birthday of ArtsWave President & CEO Alecia Kintner. The event is a fundraiser, so we ask you to consider making a gift related to "51" – $1,510, $510, $51 or your choice! Every gift helps.

*To participate in the wine tasting, please choose a red wine from Tuscany (including a Super Tuscan) or Piedmont. Nicola’s Ristorante has an excellent retail selection available for pick up or delivery, or you can buy wine from your favorite shop.

To participate in the dessert-making, you will need these ingredients: Eggs, sugar, cream, Vanilla bean or vanilla extract, and raw sugar.

Our partner, Fretboard Brewing, has carryout beer for sale. Check them out and grab a pint!