“New Orleans has its Tales of the Cocktail, but Los Angeles has its own ultimate cocktail fest – Art Beyond the Glass.” — Lanee Lee, ShakeStir
Now in its third year, Art Beyond the Glass is going back to where it all began! ART BEYOND THE GLASS III is taking place at Sadie Kitchen & Lounge on Sunday, June 29, 2014. As they did for our inaugural fundraising event, Sadie is once again donating its space, staff and food. ABTG III is raising funds for the Mural Conservancy, an acclaimed arts nonprofit that works to restore, preserve, and document the murals of Los Angeles. Proceeds from ABTG III will help restore Luchas del Mundo (Struggles of the World), a landmark mural created for the 1984 Olympics by famed artist, Willie Herrón III.
"The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit with big dreams," says Executive Director, Isabel Rojas-Williams. "We do monumental mural restorations on a shoestring budget, and we do this because all of us at MCLA love the history of our diverse city as conveyed by our amazing murals. The murals are a reflection of us, the residents of Los Angeles; they give voice to the people; they are open books that teach history and give hope. It is due to the support of organizations such as Art Beyond the Glass that MCLA is able to move forward with its mission to restore, preserve, and document the murals of Los Angeles, and by doing so, to preserve the history of our culturally vibrant Los Angeles!"
At ABTG III, dozens of top bartenders from across the L.A. area will mix cocktails and showcase their art, music, photography and much more. Among the bartenders returning for ABTG III are bartender/singer Kiowa Bryan (Eveleigh); bartender/artist Brian Butler (Sunny Spot); Julian Cox (Soigné Group); Chris Day (Tipple & Brine); Beau Du Bois (The Corner Door); Karen Grill (Bestia); Giovanni Martinez (Sadie); Brady Weise (1886); artist Justin Pike (The Tasting Kitchen); magicians Joshua Lucas (Honeycut) and Jordan Gold (littlefork); bartender/DJ Dino Balocchi (littlefork); and DJs Dave Fernie (Honeycut) and Naomi Schimek (Spare Room).
First time participants include Ken Baranda (Hakkasan); Alex Barbatsis (Rivera); Mary Bartlett (Honeycut); Talia Gallina (A-Frame); Josh Goldman (Soigné Group); Jason Hubert (Black Market Liquor Bar); Jeremy Lake (Crossroads); Elizabeth Mickiewicz (Sadie); Éva Pelczer (Honeycut); Sofia Szabo (Spare Room); Alex Straus (The Bon Vivants); Joe Valdovinos (The Playground); DJ Matt Wise (Roger Room); and Christine Wiseman (La Descarga).
Hosted by Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn, Art Beyond the Glass III is taking place at Sadie Kitchen & Lounge, a stunning, 7,300 square-foot venue that mixes Golden Age Hollywood glamour and modern aesthetics. ABTG III is expanding to include the Cherokee Courtyard, Sadie's gorgeous new outdoor area. The Sadie bar program is overseen by Giovanni Martinez, one of L.A.’s most innovative and highly respected bartenders. Executive chef Jonathan Moulton features a seasonal menu of globally influenced comfort food.
Tickets are priced at $50 per person, and are on sale now at Eventbrite. Admission includes cocktails, art, entertainment, and bar bites from Sadie and Guelaguetza, which is also donating its food. In addition, guests will be able to purchase bartender art, buy raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items, including artwork, photography, rare spirits and more. All proceeds will be donated to the Mural Conservancy.
Art Beyond the Glass III is being produced with the participation and support of the Southern California Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG).
Art Beyond the Glass llI is being made possible with the generous support of sponsoring brands, including Pernod Ricard (Absolut Elyx, Altos, Plymouth), Morrison Bowmore (Auchentoshan, Bowmore), Ace Beer Distributors, Anchor Distilling (Hine Cognac), Aviation Gin, Bacardi Portfolio, Congenial Spirits, Giffard, La Niña Del Mezcal, Leblon Cachaça, Pisco Portón, Amandula, Art in the Age, and Miracle Mile Bitters. Additional support provided by discoverLA and dineLA.
Parking is available in the lot adjacent to Sadie.
Art Beyond the Glass III is a 21 and over event.
Check back for a complete list of participating bartenders and event info.
Please enjoy ABTG III responsibly. Use Uber promo code "ThirstyInLA" for a free ride, up to $20 for new users.
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