The upcoming Dublin Arts Council Garden Party is the group's biggest fundraiser.

The upcoming Dublin Arts Council Garden Party is the group's biggest fundraiser.

The annual event, slated for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the OCLC's Kilgour Building atrium, 6565 Kilgour Place, brings in money that funds free programming year round, including the summer concert series.

"It supports all programming and is the largest event of the year," said David Guion, Arts Council executive director.

"It's a critical event in terms of budget and being able to do all our free events and programming." he said.

"We couldn't offer the free events if we didn't have this."

The Garden Party will offer entertainment, food and a silent auction.

"It's just a party. People mingle, some people network," Guion said.

"It's just a really fun party. Everyone looks forward to it every year.

"People bring clients, good friends and family. It's corporate and social."

Silent auction items are plentiful; Guion said and come from businesses, individuals and Dublin.

"We have a lot of artwork this year from some pretty substantial artists," he said.

"Our mission is to support artists so it's great that we can offer these things to the community. We have packages to Walt Disney, Kings Island, Fourth of July here in the city (and) the Muirfield Tournament.

"The city has really gotten on board. We're really pleased with their involvement."

Guitarist Tim Cummiskey will offer music during the event.

"He's a classical guitarist and he'll have piano accompaniment," Guion said.

"He was at the wine tasting (fundraiser) and he is a fabulous musician. That'll be a nice addition to the evening."

Food will be offered by Bleu & Fig, Bonefish Grill, Bravo Italian Kitchen, Hilton Columbus/Polaris Gemini Grille Restaurant, J.Liu Restaurant & Bar, Jeni's Ice Creams, Refectory Restaurant & Bistro, Conference Center at OCLC, Fresh Market and Sisters Sweet Shoppe.

Wine will be provided by W.J. Deutsch & Sons.

Tickets to the Garden Party are $100 and can be reserved by calling 614-889-7444. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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