Amber Waves Features Art , Brewers & The Craft Brewers Conference
Amber Waves is a non-traditional art exhibit showcasing American art and American craft beer from across the country. Each of the 27 participating brewers will showcase a commissioned piece of art alongside an amber-hued beer. The artwork will be offered in a silent auction during the event, the proceeds of which will benefit the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (Mural Arts). By challenging brewers to serve beers of the same amber color, guests will use the smell, taste and feel of the beers to draw upon the distinct differences and wide range of flavors possible within beers that appear identical. This monochromatic approach to the beverages also allows the diversity of the visual art to take center stage.
Amber Waves will be held at the National Museum of American Jewish History (101 S. Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106) on May 5 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets for general admission are available at www.amberwavesevent.com. The cost of admission is $35 and includes full access to the event offering 27 unique, amber-colored beers, a chance to bid on beer-inspired pieces of art commissioned by each brewer, hors d’oeuvres from Victory Brewing Company and a souvenir tasting glass. The event is free for brewing industry professionals with a valid 2016 CBC badge, with a suggested $10 donation to Mural Arts at the door.
The 2016 Amber Waves Lineup
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, PA. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. Victory’s second state of the art brewery opened in February of 2014 in Parkesburg, PA to serve fans of fully flavored beers in 37 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. Victory operates three brewpubs; the original Downingtown site, Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square and Parkesburg featuring self-guided tours. Victory recently announced an alliance with Southern Tier Brewing under the parent company of Artisanal Brewing Ventures. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company please visit www.victorybeer.com.
About City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (Mural Arts) is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Core Mural Arts programs such as Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light yield unique, project-based learning opportunities for thousands of youth and adults. Each year, 12,000 residents and visitors tour Mural Arts’ outdoor art gallery, which has become part of the city’s civic landscape and a source of pride and inspiration, earning Philadelphia international recognition as the “City of Murals.” For further information, follow along on social media: @muralarts on Twitter and MuralArtsPhiladelphia on Facebook.