Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 7:00pm

ARTini Presented by Old Point National Bank

  • Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 7:00pm
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  • Competition Tickets - $45. VIP Tickets - $75. Additional fees may apply.
  • No exchanges or refunds. Artists/schedule subject to change.

Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 7:00pm

ARTini Presented by Old Point National Bank

The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center

ARTini is an event that invites mixologists from the Peninsula’s most prominent restaurants and bars to compete to see who can create the most artistic martini. This inspiring occasion will feature an amazing lineup of the area’s finest food and beverage establishments. Each restaurant will provide an appetizer for the guests to enjoy as well as their artfully delicious martini. Each mixologist will square off with other mixologists as they vie for the People’s Choice Award and Best Overall Martini Award. Each person has the opportunity to vote for their favorite ARTini at the end of the night.

All guests must be 21+. IDs will be checked at the door.

VIP ($75 per person) FEW SPOTS REMAIN - each individual who purchases a VIP ticket receives advanced entry into the event at 6 pm. Also included - individuals will receive a swag bag with discount tickets to art classes and shows. Passed appetizers will be available during this hour.

Competition Ticket ($45 per person) - includes each competitors submission of martinis provided by regional restaurants including: Fuller's Raw Bar, Circa 1918 Kitchen + Bar, Cibus Chophouse, Venture Kitchen + Bar, The Baker's Wife/The Grey Goose, and Fin Seafood. Individuals will receive six competition tickets to present one to each restaurant as well as a People's Choice ticket to vote for their favorite.

General Admission ($25 per person) - includes admission into the event with wine and beer available for purchase.

Deadline to purchase tickets: Sunday, April 21 at 11:59pm

Participating Restaurants:

Cibus Chophouse

Circa 1918 Kitchen + Bar

Fin Seafood

Fuller’s Raw Bar

The Baker’s Wife

The Grey Goose

Venture Kitchen + Bar



artini judge 2.jpegPatrick Evans-Hylton is a Johnson & Wales-trained chef and award-winning food journalist covering tasty trends in broadcast, electronic, and print media since 1995. Read about him at 


artini judge.jpgEric Hause is a longtime leader in the Hampton Roads’ LGBT community. He is the publisher of OutLife757 Magazine, founder of the Virginia Queer Film Festival, and producer of Outwork757, Virginia’s LGBT Career Expo. He and his husband Andrew live in Norfolk.


artini judge 3.pngStormy Blue is a 757 food critic, influencer, and blogger who finds the best and tastiest foods in the area. Stormy is also the owner of Blue Media Management, a Social Media Management Agency located in Hampton Roads, that helps small businesses maximize their social media presence.


ARTini is proudly sponsored by:

Nancy & Steve Adams

Dave & Val Bowen

Letia & Joseph Drewry

Denine & Doug Miller

Merle Rivas

110 Gallery - Karen Spaulding

Molly & Forrest Ward

The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center will be closing at 2pm on Saturday, April 27 in preparation for ARTini.  

Schedule subject to change.

Event Dates

Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 • 7:00pm