Mark your calendars for a fun and tasty event returning to downtown Ann Arbor this fall: A2 Art & Brew, a pub crawl-style fundraiser to benefit the Ann Arbor Art Center. The event takes place Thursday, October 2, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and features beers from area breweries paired with savory (and sweet) snacks. Tickets are $50 if purchased before September 29 and $60 thereafter.
Here are more of the relevant details from the press release:
O&W Inc., a fourth-generation family-owned beer distributor based in Ypsilanti, has generously signed on as this year’s A2 Art & Brew title event sponsor. Again this year microbreweries and tasting locations will be paired with eight local artists, by joining two forms of art, the Art of Brewing and Visual Arts, together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere throughout downtown Ann Arbor in order to encourage new and continued support for the Art Center.
The evening will consist of patrons visiting partner microbreweries and tasting locations throughout downtown Ann Arbor in a “pub crawl” fashion. Participants will sample finely crafted artisan brews and tasty bites, while enjoying fun and original works of sidewalk chalk art along the pub crawl route, each specifically created for the evening’s event and inspired by the microbrewery and its showcased brew.
The evening events include a “text-to-vote” contest for Best Brew, Best Bite, and Best Original Sidewalk Chalk Art. There will be a $500 prize awarded to the artist with the largest number of votes received for “Best Original Sidewalk Chalk Art.”
Participating microbreweries and tasting locations include: Arbor Brewing, Kuhnhenn Brewing featured at Conor O’Neill’s, Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery, Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery at Mash Bar, Grizzly Peak at Old German Bar & Bierkeller, Original Gravity partnering with Katherine’s Catering at Bill’s Beer Garden, Wolverine State Brewing partnering with Laura’s Catering at the Ann Arbor Art Center as well as Alaskan Brewing, a featured brewery of O&W, also at the Ann Arbor Art Center.
Participating artists include: Chris Monaghan, Nick Farrell, Brian Little, Jean Spindler, Bonnie Henley, Natalie Gregorarz, Dani Raymond, and Julia Pollington.
The Ann Arbor Art Center is a 100+ year old locally based non-profit organization, whose mission is to support and engage the local art community, while “bringing visual arts to life.” The Art Center operates an exhibition space, a retail gallery store, and delivers art education in a variety of mediums from its downtown Ann Arbor location.
Event: A2 Art & Brew
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Ticket Pricing: $50 before September 29, $60 after
Tickets can be purchased online at www.annarborartcenter.org; in person at the Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor 48104, or by calling the Art Center at (734) 926-4122.