SPIRITS OF THE CIVIC — THE VENETIAN BALL
Travel back in time to the magical city of Venice, where the masquerade was born … Our enchanted Venetian Ball awaits, full of ancient traditions and delights for all the senses.
Presented by PNC and the Akron Civic Theatre Women’s Guild
$250 VIP Reception It’s the exclusive soirée before the soirée. 5:30 PM
$150 Immersive Gala A celebration like no other awaits. 6:30 PM
Formal for the occasion. Black tie optional. Costumes for the adventurous. And don’t forget your mask!
Your transformation begins! Don your mask, assume your anonymity and enter a magical and mysterious world of wandering performers and intriguing happenings. Sip on signature cocktails (The Illusion and The Wingéd Lion) and enjoy tantalizing hors d’oeuvres. In the Grand Lobby, it’s Italian arias. In the Knight Stage, a musical surprise! In the Arcade, our auction invites you to indulge in pleasures of all kinds.
Mangia! Bevi! Sii felice! Offerta!
Eat! Drink! Be Merry! Bid!
Dinner is served in the elegant strolling style, inspired by the Italian spirit of D’Agnese’s Trattoria. Enjoy ambient music and delightful amusements at every turn. The lure of the auction calls. Don’t resist. Bidding ends at 9:00 p.m.
Embrace everything! Gather in our extravagant auditorium for The Reveal! Will you dance the night away under the stars? Will your mask free you from your inhibitions in the karaoke lounge? Or will you enjoy intimate time with friends in our Grand Lobby café to watch the parade of elegant passers-by?
Partake in dolci e caffe — a decadent array of desserts and delicious coffees and a perfect ending to an amazing evening!
Goodnight, dear friends. Until next year!
Thanks to our 2022 Spirits of the Civic gala sponsors!
DIAMOND: Akron Civic Theatre Women’s Guild and PNC
RUBY: Akron Children’s Hospital; GPD Group; Knox Marketing; Maynard Family Foundation; Roetzel; and Thomarios Inc.
EMERALD: Lisa Zeno Carano; Great Lakes Honda; Greater Akron Chamber; Leaf; Metis Construction Services; Joe & Kirby Palmisano; State & Federal Communications, Inc.; Synthomer; United Way of Summit & Medina; and The University of Akron
PEARL: Harwick Standard; Huntington National Bank; Nick Nicholis & Jennifer Schuster; Ralph & Barb Palmisano; STEERE Enterprises; and Welty Building Company
CRYSTAL: Akron Community Foundation; Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau; The Berroteran Group; Fifth Third Bank; Lake Erie Electric, Inc.; SRT; and Roger Stevenson