Eat.Drink.Arts! in Dayton is a collaborative effort bringing together culinary, visual, and performing artists to cultivate and enhance resources for our visual and performing arts community.

January 16-21, 2018, enjoy creative cocktails, inspired menus, and one-of-a-kind arts experiences at your favorite Dayton-area restaurants. A smorgasbord of area eateries is partnering with Culture Works to satisfy your palate and stimulate your artistic senses—all while supporting local arts organizations.


Join us and raise a glass for the arts. Together, we can keep art and culture
thriving in the Dayton Region.



SOLD OUT Tuesday, Jan 16th, 7pm – Blue Note Bistro & Lounge
Enjoy a meat and cheese plate and bottle of house wine for just $35/couple while you enjoy Deron Bell & Daniel Cook in a dueling piano battle. Request your favorite song and be prepared to sing along. Doors open at 5pm for seating.


SOLD OUT Tuesday, Jan 16th, 5-9pm – Brixx Ice Company
Dine on an 8oz premium center-cut sirloin grilled to perfection with your choice of two sides. Dare to Defy will present scenes from their upcoming production of Tommy at 6:30pm. Just $15/person


SOLD OUT Tuesday, Jan 16th, 6pm – Christopher’s Restaurant (Vegetarian Dinner)
Chef Don Warfe will create a three-course dinner featuring vegetarian cuisine. Optional wine pairing for each course. Featuring a preview of The Human Race Theatre Company’s Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, which debuts this April! $25/person dinner only; $30/person with wine pairing.


Wednesday, Jan 17th, 6-9pm – Mudlick Tap House
Earth, Water, Fire & Air: A Food & Art Experience

A private four-course elements-themed dinner with select wine pairings!
Featuring a sneak peek of the upcoming DVAC exhibition, Stratum, the artists Amy Kollar Anderson & Kate Huser Santucci will create a painting during the dinner in a lightning round collaboration. $55/person


Wednesday, Jan 17th, 4-8pm – Whole Foods
Bring the family by for this delicious Family Meal Deal (eat in or take to-go) which includes 1 large cheese or pepperoni pizza, 1 bucket of wings (flavors: plain, BBQ, & buffalo) and 1 two-liter of 365 Soda for $25. For an extra $5 your kids can create their own work of art with the help of K12 Gallery & TEJAS. Instructors will be on site 6-8pm. No advance ticket needed. 


Thursday, Jan 18th, 6-8pm – Texas Beef & Cattle Company
Dine on authentic South Texas-style BBQ while watching The Mural Machine (local artists ‘ETCH’ Chris Weyrich and Tiffany Allyn Clark) bring history to life in a brand new art piece they’ll create before your eyes! Brisket, Sausage or Pulled Pork Plate (comes with 2 sides) for dinner with banana pudding and tea or lemonade. $20/person


SOLD OUT Thursday, Jan 18th, 6pm – Old Scratch Pizza
A three-course dinner curated by Chef Nate. This will not be your typical pizzeria dinner! It will include a beverage, a special appetizer, salad, and a unique, arts- themed pizza –paired with music from a classical-jazz crossover quartet with violin, bass, guitar, and keyboard from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. $20/person


Friday, Jan 19th, 6:30pm – Amber Rose Restaurant
Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with a taste of the arts
First Course: Charcuterie Board, Second: Butternut Squash Soup, Third: Smoked Bone-in Pork Chop topped with Cinnamon Apple chutney served with Savory Smashed Sweet Potatoes, Fourth: Chocolate Mousse with fresh berries. Art Pairing: Alyssa Hanson is a nationally traveled vocalist and songwriter and will be performing an ambient variety of music that has influenced her sound from her latest project titled “Chasing Change,” released in the summer of 2017 with the band “Red in the Water.” She is accompanied by local guitarist Andy Holquist. Just $35/person


Sunday, Jan 21st, 11am and 1pm – Table 33
You’ll enjoy a brunch entree with a mimosa/cocktail and performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. $25/person


Sunday, Jan 21st, All Day – Dublin Pub
Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner and 10% of your bill will be donated to Culture Works. Entertainment by Ashley Knapp, a young bluegrass and traditional country band, in the early evening. No advance ticket needed. 


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