Dining for the Arts

Dining for the Arts

Our biggest fundraiser, Dining for the Arts is an annual series of dinners, brunches, wine tastings, and more, celebrating creativity, community, and cuisine, hosted by supporters of the Ashtabula Arts Center from all over Ashtabula County. Hosts organize and hold events, guests make their reservations for those events through the Arts Center, and all proceeds support the Arts Center’s programming. The Dining for the Arts season is typically launched with a cocktail party at the Arts Center in May, at which guests can view that year’s scheduled events, including complete menus, and sign up. Dining for the Arts events are held throughout late spring, summer, and fall. Dining for the Arts also includes carry-out events from local restaurants and wineries.

Open Dining for the Arts events

 August 24, 5 p.m.
Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 W 13th Street, Ashtabula, OH


Jeannie Jyurovat & Chris Panzone

Join us for a magical journey into a fantasy world! Guests will enjoy an upscale seven-course meal while playing through an immersive Dungeons & Dragons adventure set on the main stage of 13th Street Theatre. Your game will be led by experienced Dungeon Master John Montanaro. No D&D experience is required to play — just bring your imagination and get ready to have fun! This will be an unforgettable experience for all. Guests are asked to provide their mailing address for a special invitation prior to the event.

Rustic seasonal charcuterie
Crab & shrimp bisque
Wood Elf salad with edible flowers
Artisan bread basket
Steamed mussels with chorizo, tomatoes, & crostini
Coffee-rubbed filet mignon
White cheddar mashed potatoes
Roasted Brussel sprouts
Lemon cheesecake
Honey-drizzled cream puffs with sugared berries
Seasonal beer from Cloven Hoof Brewery, local mead
from Three Sips Brewing, local wines, & non-alcoholic drinks

8 guests
$115 per person


Saturday, August 24, 5 p.m.
2662 Walnut Blvd, Ashtabula, OH

Robinlyn Vogel

Break out your best flip flops and join us for the ultimate party of the Parrot Heads! Come find Jimmy’s lost shaker of salt, sing along with your favorite Buffett songs, decorate your own souvenir Margarita(ville) glass, and ham it up in our tropical selfie station! Dinner will be served buffet(t) style at 5 O’Clock Somewhere (2662 Walnut Blvd, Ashtabula).

Kobe Burgers and Veggie Burgers (for those who unlike Jimmy have amended their carnivorous habits) served on a big warm bun ready for you to create your own masterpiece with options galore at our Ultimate Burger Topping Buffet(t)

French Fried Potatoes Grazing Board with a plethora
of delectable Dipping Sauces & Toppings, Big Kosher Pickle

Watermelon Spears with Hawaiian Sea Salt
& Chili Lime Seasoning
Grilled Pineapple Skewers

Sponge Cake with Tropical Fruit
Deconstructed Key Lime Cheesecake
Pina Colada Poptails

Margaritas, Mockaritas (non-alcoholic)
Cold Draft Beer (Cloven Hoof Brewing)
Bottled Water, Hibiscus Tea

24 guests
$100 per person

August 27, 5 p.m.
Walnut Beach Cafe
West 1st Street & Walnut Blvd, Ashtabula, OH


Gary Burlin & Harold Bemis

Come for a beach party and join chef J.P & Cindy Piras — former owners of Piero’s Pasta House — for an evening of great food, fun, and good company. Dine overlooking the shimmering waters and sand of Lake Erie. Rain or shine, we have you covered!

Mussels appetizer
Caesar salad
J.P’s Chicken a la Provencal
Redskin garlic mashed potatoes
Green beans

20 guests
$90 per person

October 4, 6 p.m.
3212 Brianna Court, Ashtabula, OH


Betsy Schlosser & Tiffany Kiphart

Come enjoy hors d’oeurves, drinks, and desserts while having a make & take fall floral arrangement class with instruction from Julie Mirabell & Lora Chiacchiero of Grand River Blooms.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres
Wines, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea

10 guests
$50 per person

December 8, 4 p.m.
In the Zone Gaming
2205 E. Prospect Rd, Ashtabula, OH


Jeannie Jyurovat & Chris Panzone

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with family & friends before the busy holiday season! Build your own pasta and sample a variety of desserts while playing board & tabletop games from the extensive game library at In the Zone Gaming.

Pasta Bar: assorted noodles, marinara, alfredo, pesto,
vodka sauce, meatballs, chicken, sausage, roasted vegetables
Garden salad with assorted dressings
Garlic bread & rolls with butter
Assorted beer & wine
Soft drinks, juice, & coffee

32 guests
$25 per adult/student age 13-17
$10 per child age 12 & under