Artini 2016

Artini 2016 Ann Arbor Art Center


8th Annual Martini Crawl | Juried Competition and Fundraising Event

Date: Friday, February 19, 2016 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Featuring Two James Artini 2016 Ann Arbor Art Center

 Artini 2016 sold out Ann Arbor Art Center Feb 19



Join us for the 8th Annual Artini, a fundraising event benefiting the Ann Arbor Art Center! Once again, the finest downtown bars and restaurants in Ann Arbor will compete to create the city’s most artful martini. From 7:00pm to 10:00 pm, Artini guests will visit participating establishments and taste carefully crafted and innovative cocktails designed by some of the city’s top mixologists.


This year, we are excited to welcome to Artini sponsor Alex Milshteyn Real Estate Associates and multiple award-winning Two James Spirits of Detroit as the beverage sponsor. Artini artists will be using Two James Spirits 28 Island Vodka or Old Cockney Gin, both of which received Silver Medals in the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

New for 2016, the winner of Artini will be decided by a panel of hand-selected jurors that are unaffiliated with the participating venues. These jurors include Andy Mohr (Two James, sponsor), Alex Milshteyn (Real Estate Associates, sponsor), Jorge Avellan (WEMU, reporter) Yen Azzaro (of studio Chin-Azzaro), Horace Bomar (long-time Art Center supporter), and Jessica Webster (MLive, food critic).

Artini guests have the chance to crown the “People’s Choice Award” winner using #A2Artini on various social media platforms by showing us your favorite Artini. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join in on the fun!



  • The Alley Bar
  • Aventura
  • Bab’s Underground Lounge
  • The Black Pearl
  • Conor O’Neills
  • Felix Bistro & Bar
  • Mash
  • Mélange
  • The Ravens Club
  • Vinology

*Attendees must be 21 or older by 2/19/2016. Ticket prices are $55 and are non-refundable. The Ann Arbor Art Center is a 501©3 and $25 of your Artini ticket is tax-deductible.


Artini FAQ’s

How do I get my drink tickets for the night?

Come to the Art Center on Friday, February 19 between 12:00 noon – 8:00pm and bring valid ID and your confirmation email you received when you purchased your Artini tickets

What is included in my $55 ticket?

You ticket includes six (6) tasting tickets that you can use at any of the participating venues, one ticket can be exchanged for a 3 oz. sample of that venue’s Artini

Do I have to start at a certain venue?

In order to make sure that you have the best experience possible, we will recommend a starting location for you and your group. We encourage you to start there, and then visit the other locations in any order that you like.

When does the event start?

Each location will begin accepting tasting tickets at 7:00pm, they will stop accepting them at 10:00pm.

Can I use my tasting tickets for something other than the featured Artini?

No, tasting tickets are only valid for the featured Artini at each location, drinks ordered OTHER than the featured Artini at your expense.

How do I vote for my favorite Artini?

This year, the winner of Artini will be selected by a panel of jurors (unaffiliated with any venue). The jurors are Andy Mohr (Two James Spirits), Alex Milshteyn (Alex Milshteyn Real Estate Associates), Jorge Avellan (WEMU), Yen Azzaro (Chin-Azzaro), Horace Bomar (Art Center supporter) and Jessica Webster (MLive). Artini guests have the chance to crown the “People’s Choice Award” winner using #A2Artini on various social media platforms by showing us your favorite Artini.

Is my ticket refundable or tax-deductible?

Tickets are non-refundable, $25 of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible


See photos from past Artinis in Pinterest 

Artini 2016 is sponsored by Alex Milshteyn Ann Arbor Art CenterSponsors email (4)

Golden Limo is a proud partner of the Artini 2016 and will be providing luxury transportation for all of the jurors of the event