The Dayton Art Institute Backyard Ball

Overview

Two levels of Backyard Ball Party Packs are available, Patron ($295) and Grand Patron ($395). Each includes two bottles of wine, a specially designed cocktail-hour party box for two guests and access to an exclusive online party taking place on June 26, at 8 p.m. Grand Patron packages also include an additional bottle of sparkling wine and a floral centerpiece from The Flower Shoppe.

Each Party Pack includes Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Terre d’Oro Rosé, as well as an appetizer box from Kohler Catering featuring various mini appetizers, charcuterie board and desserts. The upgraded Grand Patron package includes a bottle of Mumm Sparkling Rosé and a floral centerpiece from The Flower Shoppe, specifically inspired by the Backyard Ball featured artwork, Janet Fish’s Embroidery from Uzbekistan.

Party Packs are only available for a very limited time and must be purchased in advance via the DAI website. Party Packs will be on sale from May 26 through June 16, with pickup taking place at the museum on Saturday, June 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. This is a pickup-only event; Party Packs cannot be shipped. The DAI will announce additional details about Party Pack pickup in early June.

Backyard Ball is a major fundraising event for the museum, and a key to that effort is the Grand Draw Raffle, featuring five prize packages of gift cards, with each package valued at $1,000 or more. Gift cards were purchased by a DAI Associate Board member or DAI staff member from local Dayton businesses that usually donate gift cards to the Art Ball raffle.

Raffle tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online from May 26 through June 26. A Party Pack does not have to be purchased in order to purchase raffle tickets. Raffle winners will be drawn and announced on June 27.

MAKE A DONATION

Even if you’re not able to purchase a Party Pack or Grand Draw Raffle ticket, you can still help support this important museum fundraiser by making a monetary donation to Backyard Ball. Those who make a donation will get access to the exclusive online party taking place on June 26!

Please Note: Party Pack and Grand Draw Raffle purchasers must be at least 21 years old and residents of the state of Ohio. Participants who place orders are asserting that they are 21 years old or more and are Ohio residents.  Participants must produce a valid photo identification, including proof of Ohio residency and age, when picking up Party Packs. No exceptions will be made.

  • Saturday, Jun 26, 2021
  • Location: Virtual, OH
  • Phone: (937) 223-4278
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: Grand Patron Party Packs are $395 each and Patron Party Packs are $295.
The Dayton Art Institute Backyard Ball
  • June 26, 2021 to June 27, 2021
  • Virtual
  • Grand Patron Party Packs are $395 each and Patron Party Packs are $295.