The Black & White Affair now sold out. Thank you!


December 11, 2020 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Age Range

21 +

The Black & White Affair is the annual fundraising event for Studio 23. This evening 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.

During this year’s event, you will enjoy an elegant sit-down dinner, catered by Old City Hall, accompanied by a wine pairing. You will enjoy a quaint setting with your closest friends, while artists paint the night in plein air style. The chef will take us through six courses, each paired with a wine, while we listen to sweet melodies and have fun conversations.

This dinner is limited to forty people. 


Ticket prices:

Sold Out

$150 per person

$500 Patron ticket includes two seats and recognition in our program and website. 


Course 1 :

Charcuterie board, created by Artigiano

Course 2:

Butternut Squash Bisque

Finished with roasted pumpkin seeds and citrus-scented sour cream

Course 3:

Winter greens salad with fresh balsamic vinaigrette and fresh sweet rolls

Course 4:

Country Paté

French terrine of chicken liver and fresh pork studded with pistachios and asparagus, garnished with a chef-made plum spread

Course 5:

Berkshire Pork Osso Buco

Slow-braised pork shank with a rich mushroom demi-glace and garlic mashed Yukon gold potatoes

Course 6:

Dark Chocolate Flourless Torte

A decadent brownie-like torte with strawberry coulis and a garnish of fresh strawberry

2 thoughts on “The Black & White Affair now sold out. Thank you!
  1. Carol Fowler

    This sounds interesting. Is there any more information published i.e., “what’s for dinner?” … cost … how will tables be set up (social distancing etc.)?

    September 4, 2020 Reply
    • Tara Welch

      Hi Carol! All tables will sit 8 people and will be spaced apart in our gallery to allow social distancing. Our invitations are being mailed this week with the full menu listed.

      October 7, 2020 Reply
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