cordially invites you to their annual gala,

 "A Singing Valentine"

After a highly successful Gala last year with well over 100 people attending, this elegant event will once again take place at the beautiful new Mills Park Hotel in downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Included will be a full gourmet dinner, cash bar, live instrumental music and a performance of love songs by Musica. There will also be both a silent and live auction, presided over by Dayton’s celebrity emcee, Larry Coressel, of WDPR. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm followed by musical performances and the live auction. 

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Where: Mills Park Hotel, Banquet Hall | 321 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 | 937-319-0400

The Mills Park Hotel has blocked off a limited number of rooms during our event weekend. Please reference "Musica", "Musica Gala" or "A Singing Valentine" when reserving your room to receive a 15% discount. You can reserve by calling the hotel at (937) 319-0400.

Tickets: $50 per person


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Auction Items

"Bird Watercolor prints” $17-$20

 by Sue Brezine

Village Artisans, Yellow Springs

Village Artisans provides Yellow Springs with unique handmade art at affordable prices. The Artisans goal is to sustain interest and excitement for the arts through our artwork, exhibits and demonstrations.

"$20 Gift Card"

Heaven on Earth Emporium, Yellow Springs

We are an emporium with many different treasures to offer. Such as artisan apparel and jewelry. In our 10 little shoppes you will find gifts, soaps, vintage/retro apparel, sale room, fabrics, trims, vintage linens and home decor, formal wear, romantic room and much much more! There is something for everyone in their price range. We gift wrap free of charge all year around. Don't miss this unique boutique!

"Wander & Wonder Tee" $24 

Wander & Wonder, Yellow Springs

Wander & Wonder was founded with the premise of helping support outdoor lifestyles. We make an effort to stock our store with brands (such as Basho Apparel) that are sustainable and tackle environmental issues.  

"$25 Gift Card"

Pangea and Kismet, Yellow Springs

Kismet has a lovely selection of carefully curated and unique women's clothing. 
Pangaea has lovely, fun & funky gifts for everyone in your life.

“$25 Gift Card”

Urban Hand Made, Yellow Springs

We carry over 70+ artists and makers specializing in jewelry, accessories, clothing, handbags, paper goods, bath and body, original art and much more. Our goal is to give you a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that will liberate you from the mall mentality that is so prevalent in today’s culture. 

“$25 Gift Card”

Ye Olde Trail Tavern, Yellow Springs

A casual spot for American fare & craft brews, plus TV sports in a 19th-century tavern.

“River Rocks Bead Pendant” $25

by Theresa Mayer

Village Artisans, Yellow Springs

Village Artisans provides Yellow Springs with unique handmade art at affordable prices. The Artisans goal is to sustain interest and excitement for the arts through our artwork, exhibits and demonstrations.

"$30 Gift Card"

Gailz TattoozYellow Springs

We specialize in a variety of tattoo styles including but not limited to animal portraits, Celtic designs, lettering, and original ideas of all styles. In addition to precision skin illustration and body piercing, Gailz Tattooz provides original hand-drawn artwork, custom cover-up art, one-on-one consultations, and superior safety standards.

“large Red Glass tiled Bowl”

from Bali $30

Asanda Imports, Yellow Springs

A locally-owned boutique specialized in selling clothing, accessories, and home décor from Bali, Bangkok and Nepal, at reasonable prices.

"One year Subscription" $65

Yellow Springs News, Yellow Springs

The Yellow Springs News is an award-winning independent weekly newspaper serving residents of Yellow Springs, Ohio and Miami Township. Published every Thursday, the News is read regularly by more than 80 percent of Yellow Springers.

"Mindful Massage Gift Basket" $72

Mindful Massage & Bodywork, Vandalia

At Mindful Massage & Bodywork, we are focused on providing massage therapy services with the highest levels of client satisfaction & we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us.

"Silver/Topaz earrings" $85

Ohio Silver Co., Yellow Springs

A jewelry gallery specializing in unique handcrafted sterling silver jewelry with stylish designs from tribal to contemporary. Our specialty is artisan jewelry set with colorful and rare stones, as well as mixed metals.


More to come...


Live Auction Items

"Corn Crib"

15" x 19" matted & framed watercolor painting

by Gary Brooks


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Gary Evan Brooks was born and raised in a small village in Southwest Ohio. Early painting excursions with his father, a talented amateur, sparked Gary’s desire to pursue graphic art at Kent State University and fine arts/painting at the University of Cincinnati’s School for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. While completing a Masters degree in Art Education, Gary worked as a studio artist with the internationally known wildlife artist John A. Ruthven. After nine years as an art teacher, Gary completed his college education with a second Masters degree and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.


Dr. Brooks began working with watercolor in college. He began concentrating his efforts in sharp focus, realistic watercolor and egg temperas after a series of workshops and private study. Brooks’ original works and prints may be found in homes and offices throughout the Midwest, and have been accepted in juried shows for the past several years. He is a signature member of both the Ohio and Kentucky Watercolor Societies and an associate of the American Watercolor Society.