FOR RELEASE: June, 2017

First annual benefit for the arts honors business leader and activist Steve Presser

Cleveland Heights, OH: Nonprofit Heights Arts announces its first Enticing benefit, to be held Saturday, July 15 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. in a penthouse and glass cube overlooking downtown Cleveland.

Guests will be treated to 360-degree views of the city’s twinkling skyline, while enjoying signature creations by some of Northeast Ohio’s most celebrated pastry chefs, bakers and chocolatiers, including: Coquette Patisserie, fire food and drink, Fluffy Duck Cafe, Luna Bakery, Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates, On the Rise Artisan Breads & Pastries, The Stone Oven, and Zoss the Swiss Baker.

A selection of champagne and sparkling wines from Gust Gallucci, along the lively gypsy jazz of Moustache Yourself and a silent auction to benefit Heights Arts’ mission, rounds out the main event portion of the evening from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Guests attending the 6:30-8:00 p.m. VIP portion of the evening, prior to the main event, will also enjoy a special musical performance by Time Canvas, with accompanying small plates by Bob Sferra of Culinary Creations and wine by CLE Urban Winery.

Heights Arts executive director Rachel Bernstein wants Enticing, the organization’s first big benefit, to be a very special, collaborative event, reflective of Heights Arts’ own culture and work; “Something that has a special feel above and beyond a typical benefit—the kind of event that people look forward to every year because of its unique and creative nature.”

In keeping with Enticing’s creative theme, the honoree for the evening is Steve Presser, business leader, arts activist, and owner of Big Fun on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights. For decades, Steve has been one of the city’s leading “characters,” yet he also has a long history of serious dedication to his community. Steve has volunteered to help the public schools through Reaching Heights, spearheaded the Coventry Special Improvement District along with restaurateur Tommy Fello, and became a founding board member of Heights Arts in 2000, serving on its board repeatedly since then. “We are thrilled to have Steve Presser as our honoree,” notes Rachel Bernstein. “His unwavering support of Heights Arts over the years is a big reason why we have been able to continue our work in the community.”

Benefit tickets for the Enticing main event from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. may be reserved through the Heights Arts gallery at 2175 Lee Road, online at www.heightsarts.org, or by phone 216-371-3457. Tickets for the earlier VIP portion of the party are sold out, however Heights Arts is maintaining a waitlist.

For further details, visit heightsarts.org/enticing.

Contact: Marketing