Saturday, April 16, 2011


Followup Post 04/16/11:

It was a rainy evening in downtown Fort Wayne but that did not dampen the spirits inside raising money for the Fort Wayne Ballet.  Many supporters turned out to celebrate the Fort Wayne Ballet's move to the newly acquired  Auer Center for Arts and Culture which Arts United purchased.

Attendees enjoyed a wine tasting, delicious food, live music, and a silent auction with many wonderful donated items. If you missed this event but would still like to donate to the Fort Wayne Ballet click here.  To see more photos of A Toast To Downtown click here.

Original Post 03/14/11:

Fort Wayne Ballet, northern Indiana’s oldest and premier academy and performance dance organization, is moving to the heart of downtown after decades at their location on Penn Avenue. To celebrate their new studios and the opportunity to work more closely with other Fort Wayne arts organizations, the community is invited to attend a special evening of wine-tasting and tasty treats at A Toast to Downtown on Friday, April 15. Cap n’ Cork, Club Soda, DeBrand Chocolatier and Bradley Gough Diamonds are sponsors for the event, which will raise funds to benefit Fort Wayne Ballet.

The evening begins with an exclusive VIP 1st Pressing at 5:30 p.m., which allows access before the general public arrives at 7 p.m.  Those attending will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres by Club Soda, chocolates by DeBrand, and premium wines and specialty cocktails provided by Cap n’ Cork.

Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne
Tickets for the VIP event, are $100 per person and include admission to the event which follows from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. General admission tickets for the 7-9 p.m. gathering are $50 per person and $75 per couple and include the opportunity for wine tasting and a selection of light hors d’oeuvres. A silent auction of high-quality items and unique packages will run through 8 p.m. that evening.

A Toast to Downtown will take place at the First Source Center, 200 East Main Street, next door to the new Fort Wayne Ballet studios at the Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 East Main Street. Reservations are required by April 12; an ID will be required at the door.  Tickets are available at select Cap n’ Cork locations and are available at Fort Wayne Ballet by calling 260-484-9646.