Black & White Affair 2022

21st Annual Black & White Affair

Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, and attendees for helping us to meet our goals and make the evening a success.

Friday, December 9, 2022
6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate with us!

Join us for the 21st annual Black & White Affair benefiting Studio 23/The Arts Center.
This year’s event will include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a live auction of artwork by local artists.


Sponsorships are available at Diamond, Platinum, and Gold levels, and include recognition on event program, donor wall, website, and social media, and 2 or more tickets to the Black & White Affair.

$85 per person,
or $160 for a couple

Patron Sponsorships are available for $275, and include recognition in the event programing and 2 tickets to the Black & White Affair.

Follow the Register button above to purchase your tickets.

The 21st annual Black & White Affair benefiting Studio 23/The Arts Center is a fundraising tradition that is known for the high quality art auction and gallery showcase for regional artists. This year’s major fundraiser will feature an art auction with two exciting components: auction and gallery space both online and inside the Tabor Gallery of Studio 23. View the artwork in person at Studio 23, scan the QR code to bid, or bid online anytime.

Bidding is now closed. Thank you for your support.

A select number of art pieces will be reserved for live auction during the Black & White Affair. Our virtual silent auction will conclude during the Black & White Affair, and guests may take home winning bids that evening. Join us for this exciting evening of live bidding and enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and martinis. The event is black tie optional.

How is it November already?! Our 21st annual Black & White Affair benefiting Studio 23/The Arts Center is quickly approaching. Mark your calendars for December 9th & grab your tickets for a fun evening of art, music, & good conversation. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. We will also be bringing back our Stock the Bar raffle, featuring a bar cart filled with everything you will need to entertain throughout the holiday season. The drawing will be held at 8:30 p.m. – be sure to buy your tickets! The Black & White Affair is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our gallery space, promote local artists and businesses, and, most importantly, raise funds to support our mission of making the arts available and accessible to all in our community.

This year we are looking to you, our supporters, to help make the Black & White Affair a success. We hope you will consider becoming an Event Patron for this event. During this year’s event, you will enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a live auction of artwork by local artists. Event Patrons will receive two tickets to the event and recognition in both the evening’s program and our newsletter. If you’re interested in becoming a Patron Sponsor for the Black & White Affair, please call us at Studio 23 at 989-894-2323.

I can’t wait to meet you (if I haven’t already!), & I look forward to seeing you all there!



Megan Koch

Executive Director
Studio 23/The Arts Center

Our fundraising goal for 2022 is $20,000.


We appreciate all of the support from our ticket holders and sponsors during our annual fundraising time. Your support means the world and allows us to continue providing the visual arts to our region.

This event supports our mission of providing the Great Lakes Bay Region with a vibrant arts center
dedicated to making the visual arts relevant and accessible to all.

Our Amazing Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Kathy & Charlie Schwartz

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Robert & Pamela Hart
Christopher & Susan Moss
Robert & Jane Rogers
Fran Santoro & Paul Revard

Patron Sponsors

Barbara & Gary Bosco
Roger & Judy Hill
Ed & Kathy Langenburg
Dave & Ruth Mikolajczak
Gerry & Cathy Schell
Jerry Somalski & Wanda Dziwura
Rex Thatcher
Donna Wagner
Janet & Frank Whitley

Black & White Affair 2022
Virtual Art Auction & Gallery Exhibit

The Black & White Affair Silent Art Auction is a wonderful way to add to your art collection while supporting Studio 23/The Arts Center. Regional artists have generously donated artwork for the auction and we are also displaying gallery work that offers a buy it now option. The range of art styles and mediums are outstanding. The bidding begins at noon on November 26, 2022 and ends at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022.

Bidding is now closed. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to all of the artists who have generously donated artwork to the Black & White Affair Auction & Gallery Exhibit