ARVADA, Colo (CBS4) – Arts & Ales is a celebration of Colorado art, Colorado breweries, food and music.
The festival is family friendly, and a fundraiser for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.
“We’ll have a range of breweries that are featured, all local Colorado. And then, we’ll have a range of artists featured, all local Colorado. Of course, you throw in a little food, some entertainment, and you have a great festival,” said Collin Parson, Director of galleries and curator for the Arvada Center.
Several great bands will be playing throughout the day, including “Thunder and Rain,” “The Beloved Invaders,” “Classic Vinyl Band,” and “Bird Dawgs.” There will be art booths, food trucks, and hands-on art activities for kids.
“I think it’s two things Colorado is known for. We have wonderful breweries, and the craftsmen and crafts people behind that, and then we have wonderful artists, and might as well put them together,” Parson explained.
The festival runs 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11th. General Admission is $5. Children under age 12 are free. Visitors, over the age of 21, can purchase a general tasting ticket for $30, which includes a souvenir tasting glass, and a punch card for 20 drink samples. The VIP tasting ticket is $50, and includes a tasting glass, and 40 drink samples. Ticket prices go up on the day of the event.
All the proceeds go to fund programming at the Arvada Center.
“The Arvada Center, we’re a nonprofit that features performance arts, galleries, and education. To help keep those programs going, we need to find fun and creative ways to raise money, so all proceeds help make art happen,” Parson told CBS4.
PHOTO GALLERY: Arts & Ales At The Arvada Center