12th Annual Artini

. February 1, 2020.

Mixing cocktails could be called a culinary art form, but in this case it’s literal. The 12th annual Artini fundraiser for the Ann Arbor Art Center will take place on February 21. This annual competition sees downtown bars and restaurants aim to create Ann Arbor’s “Most Artful Martini,” but this year sees a new wrinkle: Each entry will be inspired by a specific piece of art. How will that transfer to the drinks? You’ll just have to come out and see, and put in your vote for the event’s People’s Choice Award winner.

$70 | 6:30-10pm | Friday, February 21
Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W Liberty St.
734-994-8004 | annarborartcenter.org

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