Akron Art Museum’s 27th Annual Wine Auction Will Create The Future On Saturday, June 10th

Akron, OH: The Akron Art Museum will host its twenty-seventh Annual Auction on Saturday, June 10th, 2022. This year’s wine auction gala, “Create the Future,” will celebrate our centennial and the next one-hundred years with an evening of art, wine, and food. Participants can expect a divine evening with fine wine, a spectacular four-course dinner, and one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items. The auction supports the Museum’s public programming which connects children and adults to art and inspires creativity through exhibitions and programming.

This year’s event chair, Laura and Nevin Nussbaum said, “We believe it’s important to be philanthropically active in the communities in which you live. Arts and culture contribute to healthy and vibrant cities and communities. The Museum has been a treasured asset of the community for the past 100 years and we are happy to help support the beginning of the next 100.”

“A futuristic theme perfectly coincides with our work at the moment,” stated John S. Knight Director and CEO, Jon Fiume. “The Museum’s mission is to enrich lives with art. This event helps ensure we can do that by providing a wide range of programming to connect students to world-class art and their creativity and artistic abilities.”

This year, the Museum has launched the 10 Grand Draw. There will be 300 tickets, each for $100. One grand winner will get a $10,000 cash prize, while a runner-up will receive an Akron Art Museum Membership and a bottle of Fess Parker Wine. The winner will be drawn on Auction night. You can grab your 10 Grand Draw tickets on our website.

Those interested in the auction do not have to be present at the event to bid on auction items. Visit AkronArtMuseum.org/Auction to learn more about mobile bidding.

This year’s four-course meals included butter-poached crab and braised short rib paired with wines provided by Fess Parker. You can additionally purchase specialty wines that are being sold for the first time in the state of Ohio. Be amongst the first in Ohio to try the 2017 The Hills Block 6 Cabernet Sauvignon2017 Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2017 Skellenger Lane Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 27th Annual Auction is sponsored by the Lehner Family Foundation, The J.M. Smucker Company, Cohen & Company, Sequoia Financial Group, First National Bank, FirstEnergy Foundation, Fess Parker, Akron Pediatric Surgical Associates, Bober Markey Fedorovich, Jeff and Lisa Bruno, 750ml, Springside Athletic Club, Jones Group Interiors, Inc., Energy Harbor, Hickory Harvest Foods, Dr. Drew and Laura Engles, Dianne and Herb Newman, Oswald Companies, KeyBank Foundation, Alison & Chris Baranek | Berkshire Hathaway Stouffer Realty, The Huntington National Bank, Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc., Akron Community Foundation, Dean Erickson MD MPH, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC, SeibertKeck Insurance Partners, Broadleaf Partners, LLC, Drew & Amy Dawson | Tom & Stacy Waldron, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Lexus of Akron/Canton, Cardinal Parking, Timothy Sheahan & Dawn Johnson, Graves Lumber, Darby and Laura Duryea, S.A. Comunale Co., Judge Kathryn Michael, Joseph Kisha, Hickory Harvest, Duane and Earline Roe, and Amp Strategy 

For more information, to get wine auction gala tickets and raffle tickets, to order pre-sale wine, or to provide a sponsorship or auction item, please visit akronartmuseum.org/auction or contact Katie Casenhiser at kcasenhiser@akronartmuseum.org, 330-376-9186, ext. 227.