Artini 2018

Artini 2018 | #A2Artini

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10th Annual Martini Crawl | Juried Competition and Fundraising Event

Date: Friday, February 9th, 2018 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm





Artini 2016 is sponsored by Alex Milshteyn Ann Arbor Art Center

Featuring Two James Artini 2016 Ann Arbor Art Center

Join us for the 10th Annual Artini, a fundraiser benefiting the Ann Arbor Art Center! Once again, the finest downtown bars and restaurants in downtown Ann Arbor will compete to create the city’s most artful martini. From 6:30pm 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.

Artini guests have the chance to crown the “People’s Choice Award” winner by texting to vote for your favorite drink throughout the evening. The “Juror’s Choice Award” will be decided by a panel of hand-selected jurors that are unaffiliated with the participating venues.

Participating venues:

  • The Alley Bar
  • Ann Arbor Distilling Company @ the Ann Arbor Art Center
  • Aventura
  • Bab’s Underground
  • The Beer Grotto
  • Black Pearl
  • Cafe Felix
  • Conor O’Neill’s
  • Melange
  • Pretzel Bell

Attendees must be 21 or older by 2/9/2018. 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.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join in on the fun! #A2Artini

Artini FAQ’s

How do I get my drink tickets for the night?

Come to the Art Center on Friday, February 9 between 12:00 noon and 7:30pm with valid ID.

What is included in my $55 ticket?

Your ticket includes six (6) tasting tickets that you can use at any of the participating venues. One ticket can be exchanged for a 3-4 ounce 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 6:30pm, 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. Any drinks ordered other than the featured Artini is at your expense.

How do I vote for my favorite Artini?

This year we will be using a text-to-vote system. Throughout the evening, you can text a designated number with a venue keyword (provided during check-in) to vote for your favorite drink. We will announce the winners the following day on social media.

Is my ticket refundable or tax-deductible?

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


Support received from

Ann Arbor Art Center Artini Sponsor KeyBank

Printing provided by

Ann Arbor Art center Sponsor Print Tech Inc