Friday, March 22, 8:30 p.m.–midnight (VIP Speakeasy opens at 7:30 p.m.)
Tickets go on sale February 11 to 1869 Society members and February 19 to the public.
Attire: Creative Cocktail
Presented by the Corcoran’s 1869 Society, ARTINI is a vibrant evening of art, cocktails, entertainment, and dancing. The gala is the culmination of a month-long celebration in which eight mixologists from the District’s most prominent restaurants and bars compete to see who can create the most artistic martini. Sample all eight artinis and view the works from the collection that inspired them. The evening also features hors d’oeuvres and dancing. The city’s favorite artini, as chosen via online vote, will be revealed at the gala.
- General Ticket, Member and Non-Member Price: $125
- VIP Ticket, 1869 Society Price: $169
- VIP Ticket, Non-Member Price: $200
Meet ARTINI chair Lindley Thornburg and the mixologists atCorcoran People. Beginning Friday, March 1, each venue will offer its artini and will showcase it at a Feature Night. Come sample artinis at these eight events and enter a raffle to win VIP tickets and gift certificates.
ARTINI is hosted by the 1869 Society, the Corcoran’s circle of young benefactors. All proceeds benefit the NOW at the Corcoranexhibition and performance series.
VIP Opportunity: The Art of Craft Cocktails
For the third year, ARTINI will celebrate a “Critics’ Choice” selection, in addition to the winner of the popular vote. In order to select the Critics’ Choice winner, taste, presentation, and the artini’s connection to the artwork will be evaluated by a panel of esteemed judges:
- Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray of Todd Gray’s Muse at the Corcoran
- Svetlana Legetic of Brightest Young Things
- Kelly Magyarics of Kelly Magyarics Wine Consulting
Anna Spiegel and Jessica Voelker, Washingtonian magazine
- Gina Chersevani, Hank’s Oyster Bar and Eddy, Buffalo & Bergen
- Sarah Newman, Curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art
1869 Society membership at the Dual level or above permits up to two tickets at the 1869 Society member price. Discounts on membership are available when you join 1869 while buying your ARTINI tickets.
Must be 21+ to attend; proper identification required for entry. Please drink responsibly; over-intoxication will not be tolerated.
No walk-ins permitted. No refunds permitted. Tickets are non-transferable.