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OZ Arts Nashville’s Beyond Bourbon: A Benefit Bash raises over $230,000 to support the nonprofit’s next era of powerful performances

OZ Arts Nashville’s Beyond Bourbon: A Benefit Bash raises over $230,000 to support the nonprofit’s next era of powerful performances

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Contemporary arts center OZ Arts Nashville’s highly anticipated annual event Beyond Bourbon: A Benefit Bash, a fundraiser with proceeds supporting the next era of performances and visual arts offerings, as well as innovative educational art offerings for youth, raises over $230,000.

In a nod to the facility’s history as a converted cigar warehouse, Beyond Bourbon was inspired by decades of exceptional consumer events featuring the founding Ozgener family’s original cigar brand, CAO. Guests sampled whiskey, wine and cigar tastings while enjoying good company, local art and tasty local fare.

Live and silent auctions at the event tempted guests and raised a record-breaking amount of approximately $230,000 for OZ’s unique cultural programming and educational initiatives.

About OZ Arts Nashville

Founded in 2013 by the Ozgener family, OZ Arts Nashville has quickly established itself as one of the Southeast’s most influential and respected producers and presenters focused on the creation and presentation of significant performing and visual artworks by diverse cultural visionaries who are making vital contributions to the evolution of contemporary culture. Through performances, exhibitions, and community events, OZ Arts focuses on producing and presenting the work of local and visiting artists who reflect our diverse society, utilize new artistic forms and technology in creative ways, and provide opportunities for meaningful engagement with audiences, students and cultural and civic leaders. OZ Arts’ unique creative warehouse has developed a reputation as a major national and regional laboratory for experimentation and a home for contemporary dance and performance. More than 50,000 audience members have been introduced to adventurous artists from around the world since the organization opened, and hundreds of local and regional artists have used OZ’s 10,000 square-foot warehouse theater to develop new works. For more information, please visit ozartsnashville.org.

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