22nd Annual Black & White Affair
Friday, December 8, 2023
6 – 9 p.m.
Celebrate with us!
Join us for the 22nd annual Black & White Affair benefiting Studio 23/The Arts Center.
This year’s event will include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live music by Elvis Tribute Artist Jake Slater, and a live auction of artwork by local artists.
Sponsorships are available at Diamond, Platinum, and Gold levels, and include recognition in the evening’s program, our newsletter, website, and social media, and 2 or more tickets to the Black & White Affair.
$95 per person,
or $180 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.
Bidding begins at noon on November 25, 2023 and ends at noon on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
The 22nd 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.
A select number of art pieces will be reserved for live auction and raffle during the Black & White Affair. 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.
Time is flying by! Our 22nd annual Black & White Affair benefiting Studio 23/The Arts Center is quickly approaching. Mark your calendars for December 8th and grab your tickets for a fun evening of art, music, & great conversation. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m., with a special preliminary 5:30 p.m. champagne toast for our sponsors. 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 (and beyond). The drawing will be held at 8:30 p.m. – be sure to buy your tickets early! Tickets this year are $10 each or 6 for $50.
The Black & White Affair is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our gallery space, promote local artists and businesses, and 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 by Elvis Tribute Artist Jake Slater, and a live auction of artwork by local artists. Event Patrons will receive two tickets to the event and recognition in the evening’s program, our newsletter, and our website. 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 look forward to seeing you all in our gallery!
Studio 23/The Arts Center
Our fundraising goal for 2023 is $20,000.
We appreciate all of the support from our ticket holders, sponsors, donors, and members 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
Robert & Pamela Hart
Bob & Jane Rogers
Mark & Judy Jaffe
Edward & Kathryn Langenburg
David & Ruth Mikolajczak
Christopher & Susan Moss
Paul Revard & Fran Santoro
Frank & Janet Whitley
Special Thanks to our Cocktail Bar Sponsors
Third Wind Distillery
Michigan Clear Ice
Black & White Affair 2023
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 25, 2023 and ends at noon on Saturday, December 9, 2023.