TMA’s Circle 2445 presents Run for the Roses party May 4Written by Matt Liasse | | email@example.com
It’s off to the races for the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA).
The museum’s Circle 2445 is encouraging everyone to dress in their best for the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby. The party, Run for the Roses, is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 4 in the Peristyle Theater.
“The main point of the event is to get dressed up and have a fun afternoon at the museum,” said Dustin Hostetler, co-chair of Circle 2445, in an email.
“While I’ve never been to the actual Kentucky Derby, I am certainly a fan of this event. Our first Derby party at the TMA in 2011 was a blast and I can’t wait for this year’s party.”
The event will include Southern-style appetizers, a cash bar featuring mint juleps and live music by Kentucky Chrome. The Derby will be simulcast on a big screen.
Circle 2445, led by Hostetler and Amir Khan, is a group that promotes involvement with the museum by planning programs targeted to appeal to young adults.
The name of the group comes from the museum’s address, 2445 Monroe St., and also reflects the 24-45 age demographic.
“It is of course important for the museum to engage with this demographic because these people will become the next generation of leaders, philanthropists and patrons of the arts in Toledo,” Hostetler said. “We need to support them as they do us.”
Tickets cost $40 in advance or $50 at the door. They can be purchased online at toledomuseum.org/circle2445 or by calling TMA’s information desk at (419) 255-8000, Ext. 7546.
A special promotion offers anyone renewing or buying a membership with the museum, along with joining Circle 2445, a free ticket to the Derby party, said TMA’s Marketing Communications Coordinator Jenny Fogle.
To purchase or renew a membership to the museum, contact the information desk.
Anyone interested in joining Circle 2445 can contact Coordinator Jackie Tussing at (419) 255-8000.