Akron Art Museum’s 28th Inaugural Annual Wine Auction, An Op Art Affair, Announced for Saturday, June 10th

Auction items include tickets to U.S. Open, a trip to Italy, and exclusive wines from vintner Selby Winery

Akron, OH: The Akron Art Museum will host its twenty-eight Annual Wine Auction on Saturday, June 8, 2024. “An Op Art Affair,” is an amalgam of flavors, artistry, and auction excellence. 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.

Presented by co-chairs Bill and Trish Streere, this year’s event promises more than the finest vintages and delectable cuisine. The Steeres, who found love amidst the art and wine at the 2010 auction, plan to infuse the event with a touch of romance and nostalgia.

“It’s truly remarkable that we both were in the right place that evening. The auction turned out to be a life-changing love story for both of us.” Bill says. “The Museum is a vibrant cultural anchor in our community. It’s beautiful architecture, permanent collection, special exhibitions, and educational opportunities for all make it one of Akron’s greatest assets.”

Attendees can bid on exquisite wines and exclusive packages from Northeast Ohio businesses, and plunge into the thrill of 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.

This year’s vintner is Selby Winery out of Sonoma, California. Selby Winery is a female-owned vineyard co-founded by Susie Selby and her father, who was a spinal surgeon and marble sculptor. Selby Winery produces more than sixteen different varietals and has won numerous awards and accolades. Driftwood Catering will be preparing and serving the four-course meal during the auction.

One of the larger bids is a weekend experience at the 2024 New York Tennis Tournament. The package includes three nights’ accommodations at the Thompson Hotel in NYC and 4 Courtside Seats to Session 11 of the Tournament on Saturday, August 31st with round-trip transportation to Session 11. Whether you’re a lifelong tennis fan or a tennis newcomer, this tournament promises a once in a lifetime experience for you and your guests!

Another enticing bid is the Dordogne Dreaming package in Southwest France. Drift into a dream with the timeless romance of Southwest France from the executive comfort of a county villa. Four elegant bedrooms with ensuites, and vaulted ceilings will provide comfort, while a private swimming pool and wine tastings adorn the villa. You’ll be able to sample delicious local cuisine with a private chef for one evening dinner for you and seven guests.

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.

The 28th Annual Auction is presented by Bill and Trish Steere with support from Rennick and Monica Andreoli, S.A. Comunale Co., First Energy Foundation, The Lehner Family Foundation, The J.M. Smucker Co., Herb and Dianne Newman, Cohen & Company, Brock and Courtney Steere, Bober Markey Fedorovich, Dr Duane and Earline Roe, Akron Pediatric Surgical Associates, Joseph G. Kisha and Debra L. Chase Ph.D., SiebertKeck Insurance Partners, Metis Construction Services LLC, PNC, Fligor Consulting LLC, Key Bank, Event Source, Judge Kathryn Michael, Timothy Sheahan and Dawn Johnson, The Akron Community Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Lexus of Akron/Canton, Broadleaf Partners LLC, Presper Financial Architects, and Duvé Event Group, Gold Event Staffing, Cardinal Parking, Towpath Distillery, Driftwood Catering.

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.