Category: Charity & Fundraisers

Event Date:

Thursday, September 26, 2019


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Chandler Cafe
5648 Main St, Ste 1
Sylvania, OH 43560

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Each fall, community leaders and art enthusiasts gather to celebrate art in Sylvania at THE PARTY. One person who has made a major impact in the arts is honored. Attendees enjoy an exclusive look at art in Sylvania, heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and a silent auction. THE PARTY is a vital fundraiser for the Sylvania Community Arts Commission.

Local art, local impact.

Your support of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission helps provide:

  • Scholarships for local youth to attend Shorties U and Youth Theatre programs
  • Helping local school students see the Opera on Wheels or visit the Toledo Museum of Art
  • Providing three Sylvania Community Orchestra concerts to the community for FREE each year
  • Creating dynamic theatre experiences through Tree City Playhouse
  • Producing high-quality public art for the whole community to enjoy
  • Engaging over 200 people with the Tree City Film Festival
  • Attracting over 6,000 people to the heart of Sylvania for the Maple & Main Music & Arts Festival

Dave Wisniewski | 2019 Honoree

Artist Dave Wisniewski has been inspired by cowboys and the Wild West since he was a child. With nationally-recognized large scale oil paintings, Wisniewski, who is visually impaired, masterfully brings the West’s characters to life.

Wisniewski was working as a street artist, painting cars and motorcycles, when he was diagnosed with Diabetic Retinopathy in 1987. His eyesight began to fail to the point where be became legally blind. This caused Wisniewski to really think about his future and his career. He determined that he was an artist at heart and decided to take the next step in his career by attending the University of Toledo, where he majored in painting. His professors there were crucial to helping him figure out how to use his remaining, but limited eyesight, to continue creating art.

Today, Wisniewski shows his art locally in galleries in Sylvania, but also regionally around the country. His work and perseverance in creating is an inspiration to our community.

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