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One Night | Three Parties - SWITCH Returns to the Akron Art Museum

For Release: October 2009

Akron, Ohio, October 2, 2009 — The Akron Art Museum’s wildly popular fundraiser, SWITCH, is back for its third year with three distinctively hip parties, once again wrapped into one unforgettable night at the world-renowned museum.

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, join co-chairs Matt McCallum and Katie Albrecht for “Rock Around the Clock,” “Party On Dude!” and finally “miTunes.” Although the theme of the music, featured dancers and décor will change three times during the evening, from ‘50s Rock and Roll to ‘90s party hits to present-day favorites, the atmosphere and attire will remain the same – “upscale chic.”

“I’m truly honored to co-chair this year’s event with Matt,” said Albrecht. “We have high hopes that the community will support the museum by helping us make this fundraiser a huge success.”

McCallum agrees, adding, “SWITCH isn’t your typical black-tie fundraiser – it is a big, chic, fun, hip party. It’s a great way for people of all ages to come together to help support the arts in our community.”

Reservations begin at the $100 Guest level. With their price of admission, Guests will enjoy valet parking (courtesy of Dave Towell Cadillac Saab), open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music, entertainment and dancing. A-List reservations are available for $250 per person, and include all of the benefits of the Guest level as well as access to the VIP lounge and an exclusive VIP gift. If you’re looking to hit celebrity status, there’s the Superstar reservation at $750 per person. In addition to the benefits of the A-List level, Superstars will also receive limo pick-up and drop-off to and from the event, a bottle of champagne and the Superstar gift basket.

Silver sponsors of SWITCH are Rollie and Mary Bauer, Myrna and Morris Berzon, Greg Hackett and Beth Brumbaugh Hackett, Nick and Maureen Katanic and the C. Massouh Printing Co. Inc.

Crystal sponsors include Rennick and DeeDee Andreoli, The Harry C. Lobalzo Family, Drs. John and Sejal Pedersen, Michael Russell and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.

Special thanks to Hitchcock Fleming & Associates for the invitation design and Printing Concepts for the printing of event materials.

For reservations please visit or call Lynne Van Nostran at 330.376.9186 x242. All money raised will benefit the Akron Art Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

Museum Information
Address: One South High, Akron, OH 44308
Tel: 330.376.9185
Fax: 330.376.1180
Gallery and Store Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years Day.
Café Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 7:30 pm
Library Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11 am – 4 pm
Admission: Adult general admission is $7, Student and Senior (65+) general admission is $5, Children (12 and under) are FREE, members are FREE. On the first Sunday of every month, individual admissions to the collection are FREE. Special exhibitions may require paid admission. No tours available on these days.


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Phone: 330.376.9186 x229

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