SOURCE: 18th Street Arts Center

September 21, 2015 16:15 ET

The Artsiest Craft Beer Fest Around

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - September 21, 2015) - Join local craft beer and art lovers on Saturday, October 10, from 1-5PM in sunny Santa Monica for the Beer, Art, & Music Festival, BAM Fest, presented by Whole Foods Market. Sip over 100 brews from more than 40 local and national breweries each providing samples of their proudest brewing achievement. See art made by visiting artists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Argentina, Spain, Denmark, and Taiwan. Swing and jam to local musicians. Soak it all up with scrumptious meals from six food trucks. As a locally organized fundraising event, all proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, a non-profit artist residency center. Support the arts by supporting the people who make art, the artists!

In its sixth year, BAM Fest is the brainchild of cultural event producer Nicole Gordillo Schimpf, who created the event while on staff at 18th Street Arts Center. Nicole is a beer geek, to say the least. Her discriminating taste for the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar is a polished one. When she launched the very first Beer, Art, & Music Fest in 2009, she merged her sensitivity for tasty brews with her keen eye for art all to benefit the premiere artist residency program in Southern California. In 2013, Nicole started her own event production company, Tap & Cheer Events, and because of her dedication to the arts, she produces this sell-out event year after year.

As an artist residency program, 18th Street offers artists the time and space to create work. Since 1988 the Center has serviced over 450 artists from more than 50 countries; visiting artists come from as far away as Nepal and as close as San Francisco. On Saturday, October 10, both local artists and visiting artists will open their studios and engage the BAM guests with their work in different ways. Local artist in residence Cheryl Walker will be helping the public make art through her WINDOW imPRESSiONS project. 18th Street staff and artists Betty Marín and Alexandra White will create a Gentrification Jenga energizing the space with socially conscious art. Additionally, 18th Street is collaborating with Goethe Institut to bring a travelling exhibition showcasing German, punk subculture in the 1980s with a multimedia installation including photography and film. These are just a taste of the projects and work that BAM guests will have exclusive access to on October 10.

Tickets are on sale now, with only a limited number available for $40. Then prices go up to $45, and if there are any left they will be $50 day-of. Tickets can be purchased directly on the site: http://18thstreet.org/bam. What a small amount to support artists and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon while doing it!

For more information about BAM Fest 2015 and 18th Street Arts Center visit: http://www.18thstreet.org/bam

Map and directions: http://18thstreet.org/about/visit
Street parking is available.
There will be bike valet.

All proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, Southern California's leading artist residency who values art-making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society.

Event produced by Nicole Gordillo Schimpf of Tap & Cheer Events.

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES
101 Cider House | Anchor Brewery | Angry Orchard | Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits | Bell's Brewery | Boomtown Brewery | Bravery Brewing | Deschutes Brewery | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery | Drake's Brewing | Dr. Jekyll's | El Segundo Brewing Co | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co | Firestone Walker Brewing Co | Golden Road Brewing | HopSaint Brewing Co | Kinetic Brewing Co | King Harbor Brewing Co | Ladyface Ale Companie | Lagunitas Brewing Co | Mac Leod Ale Brewing Co | Modern Times | Monkish Brewing Co | New Belgium Brewing | North Coast Brewing | Phantom Carriage | REV Brewing Co | Samuel Adams | Saint Archer Brewing Co | Santa Monica Brew Works | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co | Smog City Brewing | Sonoma Cider | Strand Brewing Co | The Dudes' Brewing Co | Three Weavers Brewing Co | Traveler Beer Co | Wolf Creek Brewery

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Ahmad Zakii Anwar
Claudia Borgna
Heri Dono
Dolores Erhart
Highways Performance Space
Thomas James
Bibi Katholm
Kow Leong Kiang
Betty Marín
Dominique Moody
Otis MFA Public Practice
Putu Sutawijaya
Cheryl Walker
Alexandra White
Chi Kai Yuan

PARTICIPATING MUSICIANS
Heaps n Heaps
Nick Shattuck
Whiskey Sunday

FOOD TRUCKS
Middle Feast LLC
Brew Wings
Green Truck
DogTown Dogs
Tainamite
Cousins Main Lobster

LINKS
BAM Fest page: http://18thstreet.org/bam
18th Street Arts Center website: http://18thstreet.org/
18th Street artists: http://18thstreet.org/artists
Betty Marín: http://cargocollective.com/bmarinluna
Dominique Moody: http://thenomad45.tumblr.com/

Social Media
BAM Fest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beerartmusicfestival
BAM Fest Twitter: @BAMFestLA

18th Street Arts Center Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/18thStreetArts
18th Street Arts Center Twitter: @18thStreetArts
18th Street Arts Center Instagram: @18thStreetArts
18th Street Arts Center Tumblr: 18thstreetarts.tumblr.com
18th Street Arts Center Youtube: youtube.com/user/18thStreetArts

Tap & Cheer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tapandcheer
Tap & Cheer Twitter: https://twitter.com/tapandcheer
Tap & Cheer Instagram: http://instagram.com/tapandcheer

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