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The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Will “Bring the Party” to El Meson Restaurant for Party Arty on May 12 to Celebrate Performing Arts Education in the Dayton Region

Net Proceeds to Benefit Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Education Programs, Which Teach, Enrich, and Inspire Young Musicians, Singers, and Dancers in the Dayton Area

CONTACT: Angela Whitehead
Communications and Media Manager 
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138 

DAYTON, OH (April 24, 2017) – On Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at El Meson Restaurante, 903 East Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) will present Party Arty, the “can’t-miss” celebration this spring. Party Arty is an annual celebration and fundraising event of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance to support DPAA Education programs for students in grades K–12, which reach over 75,000 students in the Dayton region annually, and to generate enthusiasm amongst lovers of the arts from all over the Miami Valley.

The DPAA is excited to celebrate Party Arty this year in the unique location of El Meson Restaurant, the quintessential Latin American restaurant of the Greater Dayton Metropolitan area. El Meson represents the best of the American dream: a labor of love that success has not spoiled. The Castro family, owners of this savory Dayton establishment, have a motto–"Si, se puede" meaning "Yes, we can"– which is the perfect echo of the DPAA’s approach to inspiring the youth of our community in the world of the arts.  

On May 12, El Meson and the DPAA together will delight your senses as you enjoy tapas perfectly paired with original cocktails, bold flavors, inviting spirits, sublime ambience, fantastic music and camaraderie as we celebrate the end of another successful performing arts season and the approach of summer! Enjoy mouth-watering Paella Valencia, Spanish wine, and Flamenco guitar.  Refresh your palate with a Century Bar Shanty and delectable Coco Fish Bites; Empanadas Chilenas paired with a tantalizing Pinot Grigio; and El Meson’s winning pairing of Chorizo and Grits alongside their signature cocktail Tamiami Mami.

Beginning at 9:00 p.m., dazzling desserts will be served, and guests will be invited to participate in a stellar Silent Auction of items donated by local artists, restaurants, businesses, and friends of the DPAA. 

Party Arty is a highly anticipated event for arts enthusiasts from around the Miami Valley.  Tickets are $100 per person and can be ordered by calling 937-224-3521 ext. 1112 or by visiting

Don’t miss the most sizzling party of the season!


About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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