Dunedin Fine Arts Center’s Sterling Society is hosting Men on Fire for the Arts, Sunday, Oct. 7, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Weaver Park, Dunedin’s newest waterfront park.
DUNEIN - There seems to be some type of heat involved with so many events at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
DFAC’s Sterling Society is looking to turn it up a notch Sunday, Oct. 7, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., when it presents Men on Fire for the Arts, the newest event for DFAC at Weaver Park, Dunedin’s newest waterfront park.
“We think this is the perfect venue for this event” said Deborah Kynes, Men on Fire’s co-chair. “What could be better than a beautiful waterfront park setting for a grilling party?”
Eight community leaders, serving as “Celebrity Chefs” will be firing up their grills to cook up their recipes based on the theme of Florida Fusion Grilling.
“We thought that this would be a great starting point to fire up all our chef’s creative juices” said Susan Benjamin the event’s other co-chair. “It leaves it open to a pretty wide variety of spicing and flavors.”
The Celebrity Chefs include Aaron Fodiman, Tampa Bay Magazine's publisher and editor, who will serve as Chef Grill Master; Dunedin's vice mayor, Ron Barnette; Sean Daly, Tampa Bay Times pop music critic; Ed Halleran, president, Nurses Choice; John Hubbard, retired city of Dunedin attorney; Jeremy Kurella, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (Dunedin); Sen. Jack Latvala; and Michael Vollbracht, an internationally known artist and designer.
Chef Michael Webb of Stephen Michaels Palm Café (located at the Dunedin Fine Art Center) will serve as the supervisory chef for the Men on Fire for the Arts event.
Members of the Dunedin Firefighters Association will serve as “celebrity bartenders.
Enjoy live music by Orlando’s Best Folk Act two years running the Mud Flappers.
“This band should be the perfect accompaniment to this down-home event” said George Ann Bissett, DFAC’s executive director. “They’re noted for their ‘Floridana’ sort of style delivering ecstatic live performances with their traditional acoustic instruments.”
A Sunset Sponsor After Party, “The Fire Extinguishers”, will be held at the historic Blatchley House on the grounds of Weaver Park from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with music and entertainment provided by Sarah McAdoo.
Cost is $100 a person. Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $5,000.
Attendance is limited to 150 persons. Tickets are available online at www.dfac.org
All proceeds to benefit educational programs at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.