The inaugural Art Beyond the Glass: Chicago is taking place on Sunday, August 14 at Fulton Market Kitchen in the West Loop. ABTG CHI features dozens of Chicago's top bartenders mixing cocktails and showcasing their artistry. The event features paintings, photography, live music, DJs, dancers and more - everything at ABTG will be created and performed by Chicago bartenders.
Acting as both a restaurant and functional art gallery, FMK offers a truly unique experience, allowing guests to enjoy food, drink and art all in one place - making it an ideal venue for the first Art Beyond the Glass in Chicago. FMK boasts one of the West Loop’s most innovative cocktail programs, helmed by bar manager Jess Keene and executed with fresh ingredients and small batch spirits from the FMK collection.
ABTG CHI is raising money for ArtReach Chicago, which brings art programming to promote creativity and community for Chicagoans lacking access to the arts.
Chicago’s top bartenders are participating in ABTG, including: Liz Pearce (The Drifter), Danny Shapiro (Scofflaw), Cristiana DeLucca (Formento’s), Julieta Campos (The Berkshire Room/Queen Mary), Lisa Palmer (The Broken Shaker), Sarah Syman (Beacon Tavern), Alexis Tinoco (The Aviary), Miranda Breedlove (Bad Hunter/Federales), Egor Polonskiy (Untitled Supper Club), and Julia Momose (GreenRiver).
Exhibiting and performing bartender artists include: Katie Astrauskas (MONEYGUN), Richard Beltzer (The Drinkingbird/Bad Hunter), Jess Keene (Fulton Market Kitchen), Trevor Alberts (The Broken Shaker), and Laila Grainawi (Beacon Tavern).
Tickets to Art Beyond the Glass: Chicago are priced at $50 per person and are available exclusively at Eventbrite until Sunday, August 14. A limited number of tickets at the door (if available) will be $60 per person.
The ABTG CHI ticket includes cocktails, art exhibit, entertainment, and bar bites. 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 benefit ArtReach Chicago.
Art Beyond the Glass: Chicago is being made possible with the generous support of our sponsoring brands, including: The House of Angostura, Tequila Ocho, Ancho Reyes, St. Germain, Grey Goose, The 86 Co., Drink Italian, Frangelico, Del Maguey, Auchentoshan, Whistlepig, Rutte, Pisco Porton, Compass Box, Dulce Vida, Giffard Liqueurs, Weatherby’s Bitters, Lustau, Topo Chico and Dark Matter Coffee.
ABTG CHI is being produced with the participation and support of the Chicago chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG).
Art Beyond the Glass is a 21 and over event. Please enjoy responsibly. ABTG strongly recommends using a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft.
ART BEYOND THE GLASS: CHICAGO
Sunday, August 14, 2016
3pm - 7pm
Fulton Market Kitchen
311 N Sangamon St.
Chicago, IL 60607