Mark your calendars. This weekend is the best reason to drink in Los Angeles. Art Beyond the Glass is popping up in Silver Lake on Sunday, June 25th at Los Globos. The sixth annual charity event celebrates the LA Cocktail Community and the artists among them, with proceeds always benefiting a charity: this year proceeds will benefit the award-winning storytelling radio program, The Moth.
Every year is filled with more delicious cocktails than any one can drink, as well as all the best bartenders that this city has to offer. Bartenders pair with brands to craft delectable concoctions, and all the ticket sales go to the charity partner. To date, Art Beyond the Glass has raised over $98,000 for arts based nonprofits in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Chicago. For those of you who wish this existed in your neck of the woods, ABTG will be returning to OKC in September 2017 and Chicago in the fall. ABTG will continue to grow with inaugural events in Las Vegas this fall, Miami in March 2018, and San Diego in Spring 2018.
Everyone gets into the fun with bartenders choosing themes for their cocktails which are reflected in costumes, props, and decked out stations. The art component is on view through photography and artwork created by bartenders and a stage where bartenders have showcased musical numbers, dance numbers, poetry, stand-up, and magic.
Just some of the bartenders and artists participating in ABTG VI this year include:
Aaron Polsky – Harvard & Stone
Adam Fournier – Faith & Flower
Alex Barbatsis – Esprit De Corps Hospitality
Alyson Iwamoto – Here’s Looking At You
Beau Du Bois – The Corner Door
Bethany Ham – Birds & Bees
Brittney Olsen – Hotel Figueroa
Chris Amirault – Otium
Christopher Day – Bar Tribute
Christina Russo – The Board Room
Chris Whelan – Hotel Figueroa
Dan McClary – Cannibal
Dan Sabo – Hotel Figueroa
Dee Ann Quinones – Commerson
Dustin Newsome – Bar Clacson, Slipper Clutch
Edwin Cruz – Winsome
Evan Charest – Patina Restaurant Group
Garrett McKechnie – Bar Mattachine
Greg Bryson – The Wallace
Jeremy Lake – Lost Property, Rosaline
Jodi Calderon – Normandie Club
John McGlothlin – Delilah
Kalani Ben – The Spare Room
Kim Stodel – Providence
Michael Lay – LONO
Peter Lloyd Jones – 1886
Ryan Wainwright – The Ponte
Sophia Oolie – The Freehand
Tobin Shea – Redbird
Yael Vengroff – The Spare Room
+ many many more.
Art Beyond the Glass VI is being made possible with the generous support of their sponsoring brands: The 86 Co., Amaro Montenegro, Atlantico, Bacardi, Back Bar Project, Benham’s Gin, Black Cow Vodka, Bluecoat Gin, Boomtown Brewery, Chareau, Copper & Kings, Cutwater Spirits, Diplomatico, FEW Spirits, Hilhaven Lodge, House Spirits, Ilegal, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Liquid Alchemist, Mestizo Mezcal, McCluskey Group, Michter’s, Mulholland Distilling, Pernod Venture, Purple Wine + Spirits, Rutte, Samson & Surrey, Seedlip, Spiribam, Stolen, Virginia Black, Arts District Brewing, Cocktail Academy, Chartreuse, Combier, Dirty Sue, L’Orgeat, Lustau, Miracle Mile Bitters, and West Coast Ice Provisions.
Art Beyond the Glass VI will take place on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at Los Globos from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Presale tickets for the event are $60.00 per person and are now on sale exclusively at Eventbrite until 12:00 Noon on Sunday, June 25th, 2017. If still available, tickets will be sold at the door for $75.00 per person. The all-inclusive Art Beyond the Glass VI ticket includes cocktails, art, entertainment, and bar bites. In addition, guests will be able to purchase bartender art, buy raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items such as artwork, photography, rare spirits and more. All proceeds from ABTG VI will be donated to The Moth.
Art Beyond the Glass VI is a 21 and over event. Please enjoy responsibly. ABTG strongly recommends using a rideshare service such as Lyft or Uber. For more information, please visit www.ArtBeyondtheGlass.com.