OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 12, 2024 – Allied Arts is gearing up for ARTini, the annual martini tasting event and art auction that raises critical funds for the arts. Toys ARTini will be held on May 4, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Convention Center.


This year’s event, presented by Paycom and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, will be Oklahoma City’s largest martini competition and art auction, bringing together local restaurants, entertainment and artists for a dynamic evening benefiting the arts in our community. Along with sampling custom toy-inspired martinis from several of Oklahoma City’s most popular restaurants, guests can also bid on one-of-a-kind art by local artists and participate in the silent auction for a chance to win unique experiences, local excursions, fine jewelry and more. 


“ARTini has become a staple for young professionals and art enthusiasts,” said event co-chair Janelle Archer, who is spearheading the event with Rachel Benbrook. “It is consistently one of the most memorable and enjoyable events in Oklahoma City and always lends itself to a great evening.”


Each year, ARTini helps Allied Arts fund programs that touch the lives of more than one million people, including dynamic community performances and events, plus valuable arts experiences for children, veterans and the elderly, many in underserved areas. Allied Arts helps their partner organizations offer free or reduced-price events and provide innovative arts education across the state, enabling more members of our communities to experience the arts.


Along with Presenting Sponsors Paycom and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, other major sponsors of ARTini include W&W/AFCO Steel, AT&T Oklahoma, Bank7, Clubhouse Trailer Company, Devon Energy, Evan Handy/South Creek Group, Freestyle Creative, Heartland and OG&E.


Tickets go on sale March 15 at ARTiniOKC.com. ARTini tickets are $125 per person and must be purchased in advance. Guests must be at least 21 and display a valid ID to enter the event. For more information, visit ARTiniOKC.com or email courtney.lavender@alliedartsokc.com.


ARTini is presented annually by Catalyst, Allied Arts’ emerging professionals group. Membership includes ticket(s) to ARTini, as well as networking, learning and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. For more information about ARTini, Catalyst or giving to Allied Arts, visit www.alliedartsokc.com