Picture this: You're drinking a frosty brew, munching on a hot dog piled high with all manner of delish toppings and listening to some sweet tunes. Got it? Now imagine that's happening in an art gallery! Not the usual fare for these kinds of things, Austin elites enjoyed a "Night At The Brewseum", an event aimed at exposing people to cool, creative stuff, a new east side venue and making art a little more, well, accessible. It's not all wine and cheese and little black dresses out there — elites donned their normal garb and sauntered around the fantastic Flatbed Press for some culture in the modern, open space.
Yelpers started with an "art quiz" to help them further engage with the pieces. The goal was to identify the artist of each piece in hopes of winning a seat in a printmaking class on premises. Sponsors Heineken and St. Arnold's provided the frosty bevvies including Tecate, Tecate Light and craft bottled beer. Jim L loved the combo: "Flat Press is a very cool gallery. The art was intriguing and the contest led us right to it. And why don't all art galleries serve Tecate light?" Big Top Dogs rocked the food scene with incredible all natural, gluten-free, 100% beef hot dogs with onion sauce and mustard straight from NY. Meanwhile, Home by Hovercraft, voted hottest Austin band by The Deli magazine filled the gallery with their soulful piano rock stylings.
One of the high"lights" of the night was Painting with Light. Pun intended and thanks to Christina G of the triangle area for the idea. Yelpers went into a dark room, twirled and swirled and wrote (mostly inappropriate) things with flashlights and glow sticks. The path of the light was captured by the long exposure on Jonathan Garza's camera. Photos to come soon but suffice it to say, it was something that was incredibly unique and sexy. Dena G agrees: "The photo booth was uber cool. My pics look like lightsaber vomit! Drinks and food made my belly way happy!" At the end of the night, yelpers won tickets to the Blanton Museum's B-scene and custom Yelp pint glasses. Including John R: "And on to the pièce de résistance of the evening, I won one of the raffles! I never win ANYTHING. Except for my nightly ice cream sandwich, but I don't think that most of you consider that a major award."
All in all, a fantastic way to experience art and local fare for ATX Yelp elites. Until the next one, SYOY!