Lakewood Mayor Michael P. Summers Hosts 5th Annual Mayor's Ball, 11/10

Lakewood Mayor Michael P. Summers Hosts 5th Annual Mayor’s Ball, 11/10

Beck Center for the Arts rolls out the red carpet on Saturday, November 10 for the 5th Annual Mayor's Ball hosted by Lakewood Mayor Michael P. Summers. "The arts are a vibrant part of our community with significant impact on our local economy," said Mayor Summers. "We are pleased to support this cultural gem to ensure the arts continue to be affordable and accessible to all residents."

The evening's festivities begin with the popular VIP Party prior to the Ball featuring a gourmet cooking demonstration by Pier W Executive Chef Regan Reik from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the Mackey Main Stage. Tickets for the VIP Party are limited and sell out quickly. The Mayor's Ball kicks off at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres from the area's finest restaurants and live music performed by the Samuel-Anastasi "Little Big Band" in the Cleveland Artists Foundation Gallery and Daniels Lounge at Beck Center. Mayor Summers will honor Lakewood resident Steven Ott by presenting him with Key to the City of Lakewood for his many years of volunteerism and civic support. Party goers can dance the night away until the clock strikes 11 p.m.

Attendees may purchase raffle tickets and enter to win fabulous prizes including an instant wine cellar donated by members of Beck Center's Board of Directors, a diamond pendant from Broestl and Wallis Fine Jewelers, and two first-class airline tickets to any location in the United States courtesy of Abode Living. All raffle proceeds support the quality theater and arts education programs at Beck Center for the Arts. A silent auction will also be held to benefit the Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation.

Advance tickets are $150 for the VIP Party including a Ball ticket, or $200 for a VIP Bundle which also includes seven raffle tickets; $75 for the Ball, or $125 for a Ball Bundle which includes admission to the Ball and seven raffle tickets. Black tie dress is optional. To purchase tickets visit or call Customer Services at 216.521.2540, ext. 10. Located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, Beck Center offers complimentary on-site parking for all Mayor's Ball guests.

The Mayor's Ball sponsors include: Gold Level – Abode Living, Interlake Steamship Company, KeyBank, Lakewood Hospital, and Skylight Financial Group; Silver Level – Brennan's Floral & Gift Shop, Broestl & Wallis, Discount Drug Mart, First Federal Lakewood, Geiger's Clothing & Sports, Hanson Services, Medical Mutual of Ohio, and Walter & Haverfield LLP. For additional sponsorship opportunities, contact Holly Lauch at 216.521.2540, ext. 43 or

Steven Ott is a real estate attorney who is an active volunteer with the Greater Cleveland Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Directors for LakewoodAlive and the Lakewood Observer. In addition, he has chaired the Lakewood Planning Commission, co-chaired the Housing Advisory Committee for Grow Lakewood, and served for more than 20 years on the Lakewood Athletic Commission (now known as the Community Recreation and Education Commission). Ott has been actively involved with Lakewood Public Schools as a Trustee and former Board President of the Lakewood Public Schools Foundation and served more recently on the 50 Year Facilities Planning Committee.

Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional Theater Productions, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, and creative arts therapies for special needs students, and gallery exhibits featuring local, regional and International Artists. For more information on Beck Center, visit or call Customer Services at 216.521.2540, ext. 10.

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