Art Beyond the Glass V: L.A.’s Top Bartenders Come Together to Celebrate Five Years With Cocktails For A Great Cause & Art Beyond the Glass Goes National Starting With Oklahoma City, Chicago & Las Vegas!
Los Angeles, CA – Now celebrating its fifth year, Art Beyond the Glass V is taking place on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Resident in Downtown Los Angeles. This year, Art Beyond the Glass will celebrate their five-year anniversary by expanding to a five-hour event, featuring an incredible lineup of top bartenders from across the L.A. area, mixing cocktails and showcasing their art, music, photography and much more, all while raising funds for Global Inheritance.
To coincide with its five-year anniversary, Art Beyond the Glass is going national and expanding for the first time to cities across the country starting with Oklahoma City, Chicago and Las Vegas. While showcasing bartender artistry and raising funds for a local cultural nonprofit will remain constant, the national ABTG events will also spotlight the unique spirit of these bar communities and their great cities. To read more about the Art Beyond the Glass National Expansion and see where ABTG is headed, please visit www.ArtBeyondtheGlass.com.
L.A. Bartenders returning to this year’s ABTG V include: Aaron Melendrez (Salazar), Alex Barbatsis (BarToni’s), Alyson Iwamoto (The Varnish), Beau Du Bois (The Corner Door), Cari Hah (Big Bar), Chris Amirault (Fiscal Agent), Christopher Day (General Lee’s), Dan Sabo (Ace Hotel), Dave Fernie (Honeycut), Dustin Newsome (Salazar), Christine Wiseman (Break Room 86), Eugene Lee (Big Bar), Francois Vera (Pour Vous), Genie Gore (Melrose Umbrella Co.), Greg Bryson (The Wallace), Jeremy Lake (Lost Property), Joe Valdovinos (Salazar), Karen Grill (Wolf), Kalani Ben (Sassafras Saloon), Katie Emmerson (The Walker Inn), Ryan Wainwright (Terrine), Una Green (Belcampo Meat Co.), William Cutting (Resident), Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room) and the Godfather of the L.A. cocktail scene, Vincenzo Marianella (Copa d’Oro).
First time ABTG participating bartenders include: Aaron Polsky (Harvard & Stone), Adam Fournier (Chestnut Club + Areal), Bethany Ham (Corner Door), BC Hoffman (The Edison), Brad Fry (Michael’s Restaurant Group), Dee Ann Quinones (Westbound), Florence Hartigan (Big Bar), Jodi Calderon (Normandie Club), Jonathan Joy (Belcampo Meat Co.), Josh Suchan (FOH), Julie Bersani (Big Bar), Michael Lay (Broken Spanish), and many more to be announced.
Hosted by Matt Robold (aka rumdood), Art Beyond the Glass V is taking place at Resident, a stunning indoor-outdoor venue located in the heart of the Arts District of Downtown L.A.. Housed in a historic industrial building, Resident features a craft cocktail program by Randy Tarlow (Liquid Alchemist), a beer garden and an eclectic calendar of live music and DJ sessions.
Art Beyond the Glass was co-founded in 2012 by Courvoisier National Brand Ambassador, Zahra Bates and Daniel Djang, Founder and Editor of the cocktail and spirits blog, Thirsty in LA (www.thirstyinla.com). “We are so grateful to the extraordinary family of L.A. bartenders and our wonderful sponsors that have donated their time, talent and product on behalf of these vital nonprofits. From saving an arts facility from closing to restoring a historic mural and contributing to the construction of a public radio station and community gathering place, Art Beyond the Glass will continue to make a positive and lasting impact on L.A.’s cultural legacy,” says Djang.
Last year’s event was the largest Art Beyond the Glass to date, which raised just over $20,000 for KCRW. This year’s designated charity is Global Inheritance, an L.A. based 501(c)(3)nonprofit that develops experiences that educate individuals about global issues and inspire them to take positive actions that create solutions.
The all-inclusive Art Beyond the Glass V ticket includes cocktails, art, entertainment, and bar bites, which are courtesy of acclaimed chefs such as Jonathan Whitener, the former chef de cuisine at Animal who is opening the highly anticipated Here’s Looking at You in Koreatown this summer. The bar program for Here’s Looking at You is being created by ABTG board members, Allan Katz and Danielle Crouch. Also, for the first time, Bar Keeper will be featuring a pop up store at ABTG. In addition, 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.
Art Beyond the Glass V is being made possible with the generous support of our sponsoring brands, including: The 86 Co., Bacardi, Back Bar Project, BroVo Spirits, Courvoisier, El Silencio, FEW Spirits, Golden Road Brewing, House of Agricole, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Owl’s Brew, Pisco Portón, The Rum Society, SelvaRey Rum, Stark Spirits, Liquid Alchemist, Miracle Mile Bitters, Winship’s Bitters and West Coast Ice Provisions, with more to be confirmed.
Once again, Art Beyond the Glass V is being produced with the participation and support of the Southern California Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG).
Ticket Information: Art Beyond the Glass V will take place on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at Resident from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets for the event are $60.00 per person and will be available exclusively at Eventbrite until 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 25th, 2016. If available, a very limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $75 per person. Last year’s ABTG sold out; purchasing online tickets is strongly recommended.
Art Beyond the Glass V is a 21-year and over event (ID is required), and ABTG strongly recommends using a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft. For more information, please visit www.ArtBeyondtheGlass.com.