Backyard Ball: A Fresh New Take on Art Ball

Backyard Ball

JUNE 26, 2021

The DAI has announced a new at-home fundraising event, Backyard Ball, taking place on June 26. Party Pack sales have ended, but Grand Raffle Tickets may still be purchased through June 27!

Featuring a special selection of appetizers, wines and special surprises in a commemorative Party Pack, this online fundraiser takes the place of the museum’s traditional in-person Art Ball gala. The DAI made the decision not to hold Art Ball in 2021, for the safety of guests and staff, and began planning Backyard Ball earlier in the spring. Those who purchase Party Packs or Grand Draw Raffle tickets, or make a monetary donation to the fundraiser, will receive access to an exclusive online party taking place on Saturday, June 26, at 8 p.m.

As with the traditional Art Ball, Backyard Ball will be themed around a featured artwork from the DAI collection. Event chairs Ariel and Brian Walker have chosen Janet Fish’s Embroidery from Uzbekistan (2008) as the featured artwork for Backyard Ball.

Janet Fish, Embroidery from Uzbekistan
Janet Fish (American, born 1938), Embroidery from Uzbekistan, 2008, oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Medici Society, 2009.8 © 2021 Janet Fish / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

GRAND DRAW RAFFLE

Backyard Ball is a major fundraising event for the museum, and a key to that effort is the Grand Draw Raffle, featuring five prize packages of gift cards, with each package valued at $1,000 or more. Gift cards were purchased by a DAI Associate Board member or DAI staff member from local Dayton businesses that usually donate gift cards to the Art Ball raffle.

Raffle tickets are $50 each and may be purchased online through June 27. A Party Pack does not have to be purchased in order to purchase raffle tickets. Those purchasing raffle tickets will receive access to the online party video, premiering on June 26. Raffle winners will be drawn and announced on June 30.

PARTY PACKS

Party Packs sales have ended. Thank you to everyone who purchased!
Patron Party Packs include a bottle of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and a bottle of Terre d’Oro Rosé, as well as an appetizer box from Kohler Catering featuring various mini appetizers, charcuterie board and desserts. Upgraded Grand Patron Party Packs also include a bottle of Mumm Sparkling Rosé and a floral centerpiece from The Flower Shoppe, specifically inspired by the Backyard Ball featured artwork, Janet Fish’s Embroidery from Uzbekistan. All Party Packs include access the online party on June 26.

Pickup takes place at the museum on Saturday, June 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. Watch for an email with more instructions! Backyard Ball is a pickup-only event; Party Packs cannot be shipped. The DAI will announce additional details about Party Pack pickup in June.

MAKE A DONATION

Even if you’re not able to purchase Party Packs or Grand Draw Raffle tickets, you can still help support this important museum fundraiser by making a monetary donation to Backyard Ball. Those who make a donation will get access to the exclusive online party taking place on June 26! Those making a donation of $20 or more will also receive a downloadable booklet featuring a dozen summertime cocktail recipes, inspired by Backyard Ball.

Please Note: Party Pack and Grand Draw Raffle purchasers must be at least 21 years old and residents of the state of Ohio. Participants who place orders are asserting that they are 21 years old or more and are Ohio residents.  Participants must produce a valid photo identification, including proof of Ohio residency and age, when picking up Party Packs. No exceptions will be made.

Thank You to Our Backyard Ball Sponsors:

Bonbright Distributors
Dayton International Airport
Enterprise Roofing & Sheet Metal
Goldshot Lamb & Hobbs
Heidelberg Distributing
M&M Title Co.
White Allen European Auto Group

Special Thanks:
DJ Dayna
The Flower Shoppe
Kohler Catering
Prime Time Party Rental
Spungewurthy

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