Alliance for the Arts Arts On Tap Fundraiser Raises Over $40,000

Dislandys Acosta Bravo and Rich Bravo

On Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the Alliance for the Arts welcomed more than 300 artists, arts supporters, beer lovers and cultural philanthropists to its Arts On Tap Fundraiser. Arts On Tap, now in its second year, is a taste of creativity in the Alliance gallery featuring the craft of local brewers.

Pierce Augustenborg, Lexi Augustenborg, Lee Golden, Michelle Golden, Sara Fitzpatrick, W. Jeffrey Mudgett
Dean Piccirillo and Cantrella Canady

The event rasied over $40,000. All funds directly support the Alliance’s mission to transform lives and improve our community through the arts. Since 1975, the Alliance’s year-round schedule of events have become a staple for the community through engaging gallery exhibitions, inspiring art classes from fine art life drawing to the art of beer-making and stimulating theatre productions that range from the classics to the cutting edge. Proceeds support a creative hub that spurs and supports self-expression, access and equity, imagination and individuality by connecting our community through the arts.

Partygoers enjoyed spectacular live entertainment from musician Matty Jollie as well as unlimited tastings from participating breweries and restaurants, the Dia de los Muertos Juried Exhibit, twisted pub games, a silent auction and a raffle.

Tim, Brooke and Jordan of Point Ybel Brewing Company

Participating crafters include Big Blue Brewing, Bury Me Brewing, Coastal Dayz Brewery, Eight Foot Brewing, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Momentum Brewhouse, Palm City Brewing, Point Ybel Brewing Company and Scotty’s Bierwerks and culinary creations from Cristof’s, Judi Mae Cookies, Pretzel Crips, Smallcakes Fort Myers and University Grill.
The event is sponsored by Briers CPA, Custom Packaging and Products , The Dorcey Law Firm, EnSite, GMA Architects & Planners, HBKS Wealth Advisors, Priority Business Solutions, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Seminole Casino Hotel.

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