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Pop, Fizz, Clink! virtual tasting event at the Dayton Art Institute

Pop, Fizz, Clink! virtual tasting event at the Dayton Art Institute
3/23/2021

The exclusive online party to benefit the Dayton Art Institute will include music, beer and wine tasting presentations, and many other surprises.

Pop, Fizz, Clink! virtual tasting event at the Dayton Art Institute

The Dayton Art Institute (DAI) has announced a new at-home tasting event, Pop, Fizz, Clink!, taking place on May 1.

Featuring sparkling wines, beers, hard seltzers and special surprises in a commemorative Party Pack, this online fundraiser takes the place of the popular Bourbon & Bubbles tasting event, which will not be held in 2021 due to the pandemic.

“While we are eager to welcome everyone back to in-person events at the museum, we felt it would be best to take a safe and cautious approach this spring,” said Dayton Art Institute Director & CEO Michael R. Roediger. “Building on the success of last year’s Virtual Oktoberfest fundraiser, our team has created what promises to be a unique and fun at-home event. You won’t want to miss this chance to sample some unique beverages and join us for an exclusive online party.”

Pop, Fizz, Clink! Party Packs go on sale today at www.daytonartinstitute.org/popfizzclink.

They include three bottles of wine, two beer selections and two specialty hard seltzers, plus special treats and access to an exclusive online party taking place on May 1. Upgraded VIP Party Packs are also available and include additional treats and gourmet goodies!

Party Packs are priced at $90 for museum members and $100 for non-members. Each Party Pack includes: Campo Viejo cava, Yulupa sparkling and Chole prosecco; New Belgium Dominga Mimosa Sour and Deschutes Obsidian Stout; Press Seltzer and Vizzy Lemonade; one bag of turtle pecan sea salt gourmet popcorn from the American Classic Snack Company; and access to the online party on May 1.

Upgraded VIP Party Packs are priced at $140 for museum members and $150 for non-members. In addition to the items included in the Party Pack, the VIP upgrade includes: a six-piece chocolate box from Winan’s Chocolates + Coffee; an additional bag of bourbon beer cheese gourmet popcorn from the American Classic Snack Company; and two cupcakes in a jar from Twist Cupcakery, which was recently named best cupcakes in the state by MSN and East This Not That.

“The exclusive online party will include music, beer and wine tasting presentations, and many other surprises,” Roediger said. “And of course, it only makes sense to include a ‘virtual tour’ of POP Art in the museum's collection, presented by our own Chief Curator and Director of Education, Dr. Jerry Smith. The tour will serve as a great tie-in to our upcoming Special Exhibition, Changing Times: Art of the 1960s, which opens later in May.”

Party Packs are only available for a very limited time and must be purchased in advance via the DAI website. Sales end April 14, with pickup taking place Saturday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a pickup-only event; Party Packs cannot be shipped. The DAI will announce additional details about Party Pack pickup later in April. The online party begins at 7 p.m. on May 1.

Pop, Fizz, Clink! is made possible with sponsorship support from Bonbright Distributors, Dayton International Airport, Enterprise Roofing & Sheet Metal, Heidelberg Distributing and White Allen European Auto Group, with special thanks to American Classic Snack Company, Twist Cupcakery and Winan's Chocolates + Coffees.

All proceeds from this new fundraiser help benefit operations at the Dayton Art Institute.

“I hope everyone will take the opportunity to sip and savor, while helping support the museum as we begin the difficult process of recovering from financial impact of the pandemic,” Roediger added. “If you’re not a drinker, you can also go to the Pop, Fizz, Clink! page on our website, make an online donation to the event, and you will get access to the May 1st online party!”

Party Pack purchasers must be at least 21 years old and residents of the state of Ohio. Participants who place orders are asserting that they are 21 years old or more and are Ohio residents.  Participants must produce a valid photo identification, including proof of Ohio residency and age, when picking up packages. No exceptions will be made.

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