WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Craft beer lovers will join art enthusiasts and food connoisseurs this year at ArtsWestchester’s signature ArtsBash event on Friday, May 20, thanks to a new partnership with beer retailer Half Time.
As both the arts and craft beer industries look to diversify and grow their audiences, both ArtsWestchester and Half Time saw the partnership as a great way to bridge their respective loyal followings. Pours of Brooklyn Brew, Ithaca Brew and Kelso Brew will be paired with an evening of food and art featuring works by more than 20 artists on view at the event, along with tastings from more than 30 top area restaurants.
“From the arts perspective, collaboration with Half Time and local craft breweries will help ArtsWestchester attract young professionals to our gallery and to our unique arts events,” said Janet T. Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester. “Just as Half Time’s stores attract customers from afar, the arts attract cultural tourists who enjoy lifestyle and leisure activities to Westchester’s cities and towns.”
Half Time has been supplying craft beer and cider enthusiasts with an elaborate selection of beer and cider for more than a decade. Alan Daniels, owner of the two Half Time stores in New York, featuring 5,000 beers and hundreds of ciders, believes that showcasing the art of the brewmaster at ArtsWestchester’s event is a perfect fit.
“Our participation in this year’s ArtsBash provides the opportunity for arts supporters to sample a unique selection of craft beers. Framing the hop and barley artisans’ craft brews for an audience of folks who appreciate the artisanal nature of the craft beer process makes great sense,” said Daniels.
The 2016 ArtsBash celebration will take place Friday, May 20, from 6-9 p.m. at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Tickets are $75 and available online in advance here or by calling 914-428-4220.
Family ArtsBash will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 1-5 p.m.