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A2AC Social

A2AC Social

Presented by

In partnership with

2 Hours, 4 Artists, 4 Cocktails, 4 Bites


FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023


TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR ALL

Sessions Times

SESSION 1: 5 PM – 7:15 PM

SESSION 2: 8 PM – 10:15 PM

Tickets

$60 per person

(yes, you CAN purchase a group of tickets, and we will keep your group together!)

Questions? Send Meaghan an email: mclark@annarborartcenter.org!

Please note that all attendees must be 21 years old by March 10, 2023, to participate.


You shared… we listened. 

We heard your feedback about the cold, the drinks, and the lack of art at Artini, so we put our creative minds together and created the A2AC Social: A Night at the Studios! Four art experiences commissioned from local artists, custom cocktails created by our friends at the Ann Arbor Distilling Company, and delicious food come together for an immersive night out at downtown Ann Arbor’s A2AC. 

With something for everyone, grab your friends, pick your session, and escape the cold at the Ann Arbor Art Center on Friday, March 10, 2023, for an unforgettable experience. 

THE SCOOP

After picking your session, you’ll come to the A2AC on March 10th. Upon arrival, you and your friends will be assigned a concierge for the evening. Your A2AC Concierge will guide you and your group of 25 from studio to studio, where you’ll enjoy a drink and a bite inspired by the art in the space. 

The art: commissioned exclusively for this event.

The drinks: custom-created and inspired by the art, by our friends at the Ann Arbor Distilling Company.

The food: small bites from a local favorite that pair unexpectedly with the drinks


Participating Artists


Ann Arbor
Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year’s festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works. Opening to the public on March 21, 2023, this is your chance to have a sneak peek of film festival installations by Lilian Wang, Christopher PavsekAlexandre Roy.

Neighborhood Theater Group

Voted “Best Theatre Company” in 2022, 2021, and 2018 by Current Magazine’s Best of Washtenaw, Neighborhood Theather Group (NTG) from Ypsilanti creates “theater from scratch,” reflecting on the world we’re living in. Co-founders Aaron Dean and Kristin Danko met while working in Chicago’s theatre scene. After almost eight years in the city, they were ready to start our own theatre company specializing in original theatre.

Sunburst
Blooms

Meet Sophia! She started Sunburst Blooms — without even knowing it at the time — as an annual hunt for the very first of the early flowers each Spring. Every year growing up, the first few sunny days of early spring would bring her and her mom outside. They’d determinedly search for the first crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils, or tulips popping up through the snow — a sign of brighter, more colorful days ahead. 

Super Secret
Special Guest

Don’t miss our surprise guest artist, to be announced soon! Join us for the A2AC Social for an unforgettable night of arts, drinks and snacks in Downtown Ann Arbor.


FAQ

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HOW DO I REGISTER?

Ticket sales open on Wednesday, January 18th, for A2AC Members and Past Artini Attendees and on Friday, January 20th, for everyone. On Friday the 20th, a link to purchase will become available. Not a member? Click here to register!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY $60 REGISTRATION?

Your ticket includes the following:

  • Admission to the inaugural A2AC Social, a fundraiser for the Art Center
  • Four custom-created cocktails from the A2DC.
  • Four bites that pair with the cocktails from a downtown favorite
  • A fun night out in downtown Ann Arbor with your friends

WHEN DO I PICK UP MY TICKET?

Unlike Artini, there are no tickets to pick up this year! You simply arrive at the Art Center ready to enjoy an immersive experience. The time you arrive depends on the session you registered for:

  • Session 1 begins at 5:00 pm; check-in begins at 4:45 pm
  • Session 2 begins at 8:00 pm; check-in begins at 7:45 pm

Due to the nature of the event, it will begin on time. If you arrive a few minutes late, that’s okay. A concierge will get you checked in and take you to your group!

CAN I PICK UP MY FRIEND’S A2AC SOCIAL TICKETS?

No, due to the nature of the event, we must see the ID of each participant.

HOW DOES THIS EVENT WORK? WHAT’S THE NIGHT LOOK LIKE?

When you check in at the A2AC, our concierge will give you a pin that is one of four colors. For the duration of the experience, you will stay with everyone in attendance that has that same color pin on. Each group will be around 25 people, with two members of the A2AC team acting as your concierge. At 10 minutes after the hour, your A2AC Concierge will lead you to your first experience, and the fun begins! 

Time (mins.)Action
:00 – :10Check-in and event overview
:10 – :30First Experience
:30 – :40Transition 
:40 – :00Second Experience
:00 – :10Transition
:10 – :30Third Experience
:30 – :40Transition
:40 – :00Final Experience
:00 – :10Wrap Up

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE/AFTER THE EVENT?

Make it a night out in downtown Ann Arbor! We recommend checking out one of our neighbor restaurants for drinks and dinner; a few favorites of the team:

IS MY TICKET REFUNDABLE OR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Tickets are non-refundable, and 65% of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible to the A2AC, a visual arts 501(c)3 non-profit organization. If you cannot attend, you can transfer your ticket to a friend, or in early March, your ticket cost will become a 100% tax-deductible donation to the A2AC, and we will send you a gift receipt for your records.

WILL THE FOOD AND DRINKS BE GLUTEN-FREE?

We strongly encourage our food and beverage partners to keep food sensitivities and allergies in mind when creating the cocktails and bites. We cannot promise one way or another, as soon as that information becomes available, we will share it here. Please remember that the things prepared off-site may come into contact with common allergens.