Friday was a successful night at the Essex Art Center with about 200 people showing up for the Oktoberfest Beer Tasting event, part of their Eat, Drink & Run events. Guests were able to mingle for hours through the new art center space. Redesigned by local architect Rob Bramhall, the space consisted of a unique front office and two large classrooms for children and adults.
With 13 beer vendors representing microbrews from Massachusetts to Hawaii and 7 local pizza vendors, guests enjoyed a night of good food, drink, art and company. Susan Webster, Enrique Oswaldo Marmol, Carmelo Polanco, Norma Lopez & Javier Osorio and Karen Van Welden-Herman were the represented artists of the evening and displayed their talent through numerous paintings, sketches and varying techniques. After soaking up the atmosphere and indulging in endless pizza and beer, guests got to vote on their favorite pizza vendor, a fun poll to top off the evening.
The event was to support the Essex Art Center and their constant goals to make the creation and enjoyment of art accessible to all.
Vendors for the evening included
Beer vendors: Smuttynose Brewing Company, Portsmouth, NH, The Haverhill Brewery, Haverhill, MA, Ipswich Brewery, Ipswich, MA, Frosty Knuckle, Gloucester, MA, Narragansett, Providence, RI, Boulevard Brewing, Kansas, Mayflower Brewing Company, Plymouth, MA, Blue Hills Brewery, Canton, MA, Kona Brewing, Hawaii, Stone Brewing, California, Crispin Cider, California, Bear Republic, California, Shocktop, St. Louis, MO
Pizza: Jimmy’s Famous Pizza, Paisano Pizzeria, Papa Gino’s, Sal’s Pizza, Stachey’s, Tripoli’s, Whole Foods
For more events from the EAC visit: www.essexartcenter.org/events/edr
To Learn more about the EAC visit: www.essexartcenter.org/about
*More images from the evening