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news release 9th Annual Art & Ale Beer Tasting Event returns to Akron Art Museum

For Release: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Akron—The Akron Art Museum will present the 9th Annual Art & Ale beer tasting on Mar. 11, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the museum’s McDowell Lobby. This year’s celebration showcases top-rated beers from more than 20 brewmasters, including many Ohio craft breweries. In addition to the exciting selection of brews, ciders and meads, Art & Ale will feature delicious treats from local food purveyors.

Akron Art Museum Development Officer Michael Derr said, “Art & Ale has been a fantastic event time and time again, because the museum crystal is a beautiful space to host terrific brewmasters and culinarians. Everyone always has a great time. It’s a fun atmosphere.”

Art & Ale guests will have the opportunity to enjoy selections from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, Ohio Brewing Company, Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, The Canton Brewing Company and Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery, to name just a handful. Local and regional food purveyors, such as Lucky Penny Creamery, Old Carolina Barbeque Company, Sweet Mary’s Bakery and Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar will provide a variety of tempting treats to pair with various brews.

Derr added, “We love Art & Ale because it’s a great party, and also because it’s an excellent fundraiser for the museum. It allows us to continue to serve our mission, which is to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art. We’re a unique institution in that we bring so much to our community in the way of quality art experiences, from groundbreaking exhibitions to children’s art programs, tours, public art projects and artist’s lectures.”

Ohio beers will be judged by an expert panel consisting of Rick Armon from the Akron Beacon Journal, Marc Bona from and Jon Albrecht from ACME Fresh Market.

The museum galleries will be open for the first two hours of Art & Ale, so guests will have the perfect opportunity to view NEO Geo, which showcases geometric abstraction created by artists with ties to Ohio, as well as Snack, PULP, and the Island of Misfit Toys.

Advance tickets are $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $50. Click here to purchase tickets to Art & Ale online. Art & Ale is for ages 21 and older. A state-issued form of I.D. is required.

ACME Fresh Market

Art and Ale is generously sponsored by ACME Fresh Market.

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About the Akron Art Museum

The Akron Art Museum, dedicated to enriching lives through modern and contemporary art, showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850. The museum’s collection is presented in a spectacular facility designed by Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au and includes over 5,000 works of art, with a strong focus on contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Nearly a dozen exhibitions each year present prominent artists in various media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, design and glass.

In addition to its ever-changing collection and exhibitions, the museum offers many opportunities to live creative through programs that include films and video, lectures, workshops, tours, concerts, and public art projects.

Museum Information
Address: One South High, Akron, OH 44308
Tel: 330.376.9185
Fax: 330.376.1180
Gallery, Store and iQcafé Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday and most major holidays
Library Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am – 4 pm
Admission: Adult general admission is $7, Student and Senior (65+) general admission is $5, Children (17 and under) are FREE, members are FREE. Gallery admission is FREE every Thursday.


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