First Night at the Aria

If you want to be remembered, you have to be the first.

Ruthmere has built a reputation over the past several years for unique gala fundraisers--The Elkhart Black Tie, The Heist, One Night at Ruthmere and Cocktails on Beardsley. The next Ruthmere gala event will not disappoint with First Night at the Aria! The Hotel Elkhart renovation project has captured the attention of the entire community. What is being done to Elkhart’s beloved tallest landmark, and how will it be given new life for the next 100 years? You can be the FIRST to find out at First Night at the Aria: A Ruthmere Event!


By holding the inaugural event at the new Hilton Tapestry Collection Hotel Elkhart, attendees to First Night at the Aria will explore Elkhart’s first boutique hotel, dine on the ninth floor “Room on Top of the City,” and kick up their heels in the chic Aria Ballroom. To reinforce Ruthmere’s year-long celebration of women in history, art and culture, Gibson Insurance is underwriting a one-night-only exhibit of “Women in Fine Art” drawing from Ruthmere’s collections. Entertainment will feature the powerhouse vocals of the Janet Hines-Norris Band, and dinner service will offer a gourmet menu from Navarre Hospitality. Who knows what other surprises might be in store for this night of firsts?  

This event is being re-scheduled due to the developing COVID-19 situation.

Please send an email to jjohns@ruthmere.org if you wish to be sent an update announcement once the date has been finalized.


(574)-264-0330

(888)-287-7696


302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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