APRIL 20, 2018
Ft. Industry Square - 136 N. Summit St.
(main entrance  water St. /lower level)   

8:00pm - 12:00am
VIP Preview starts at 7:00 - 8:00 pm

The Mix 2018
General Admission or VIP:


Join The Arts Commission for its signature spring fundraiser.

The Arts Commission welcomes you to its spring fundraiser, The Mix BEACON.  This year we celebrate in one of Toledo’s historic downtown spaces, Fort Industry Square, the site of the very first Mix (The Original Mix) event in 2005.  Guests will have the opportunity to experience the unique spaces of Fort Industry for the first time in many years.



Event Summary:  The Arts Commission welcomes you to its spring fundraiser, The Mix BEACON.  

Date and Time:  Friday, April 20, 2018,  VIP Preview, 7:00pm - 8:00pm General Admission 8:00pm - 12:00am

Location:  Fort Industry Square, 136 N. Summit St., Main Entrance, off Water Street, Lower Level.

$85 General Admission

$135 VIP Admission

VIP Tickets allow guests to access the event one hour before the doors open to the public, with a private cash bar, specialty menu, and artist demonstrations.  Parking at a lot on Water Street will be provided.

Please call The Arts Commission, (419) 254-2787, or email Emily Finkel at  Tickets may also be purchased online.  Visit for details.

Under 21 Not Admitted
Cash Bar

Art Auction:  The involvement of our local artists is a huge part of what makes The Mix Toledo’s best party. The original works of artists handpicked by Tara Outten will be featured in The Mix’s signature auction.  Committed artists to date are the following: Matt Paskiet, Sten Neuber, Brien Strancar, Eamon King, Jim Yarrito, Ryan Thompson, Chris DeMuro, Mike Stevens, Matthew Richards, Nadia Barreda Packard, Tara Belle Outten, Lisa Soltis (LAS Jewelry), Katy Mims, Misha Donnelly Nalepa, Robin Schultes,  Jenny Gorkowski Klear, Scott Horn, Carlee Bollin, Courtney Macklin, Mary Jane Erard, Mary Gaynier, Khrystyne Dewey, Ian Welch, Helen Grubb, Adam L. Sanzenbacher, Davis Hartman, Larry Mack, John A Kinnee, Sarah Thomas, Leon Applebaum, and Adam Goldberg.

Entertainment:  The Mix continues The Arts Commission’s history of great entertainment, featuring the best in regional talent.  Featured performers include Los Aztecas, and The Overton Project. PhotoBoothLive returns this year to record the fun for all to see.

Silent Auction:  Silent auction offerings will include tasting packages, artistic experiences, and more. The Toledo Zoo, Balance Pan-Asian Grille, The Handlebar Toledo, Toledo School for the Arts, Bartz Viviano, Foodology, LuLuLemon, Libbey House Foundation, Glass City Beer Hopper, Firenation, and Gathered Glass are just a few of the businesses supporting The Arts Commission’s Mix auction.

Artist DemonstrationsLocal artists will showcase their talents in person, inviting guests to observe and in some cases participate in the creative process itself.

Food:  The Mix BEACON receives the generous support of our local restauranteurs. We are pleased to offer taste treats from the following great Toledo establishments: Adams Street Café, 7 Little Cupcakes-Perrysburg, Holey Toledough, Maddie and Bella's, Fowl and Fodder, Balance Pan Asian Grill, and Yer Mom's House of Eats, and many others.

Event BenefitsProceeds from The Mix will benefit the programs and activities of The Arts Commission, including Young Artists at Work, Creative Placemaking, and Art Loops.

Philanthropic Partners: Support is provided by the Ohio Arts Council, ProMedica, and HCR ManorCare.

Inkind, The Blade, Bartz Viviano, PhotoBooth Live, buildtech, 2-Scale

Event Chairs: Gretchen DeBacker and Julie Beckert

The Arts Commission Contact:  Jennifer Jarrett,, 419-254-2787 X1012


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1838 Parkwood Avenue
Suite 120
Toledo, OH 43604
P     419-254-ARTS (2787)