From the Springfield Avenue Partnership:
Thursday October 4th The Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative will hold its second annual Craft Beer Tasting fundraising event, at Wine Barrel, located at 1886 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood (SAM). The event will take place on Thursday, October 4, from 6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 online and for $30 at the door. The event is open to everyone ages 21 and over. In addition to the beer tasting attendees can enjoy savory cuisine from Springfield Avenue restaurants Cornbread and Smokehouse BBQ (purchased separately). Music will be provided by DJ Jen Jones.
“The funds raised from last year’s event have already allowed us to install two murals along Springfield Avenue, and we have a third mural being added this fall.” says Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca. With the addition of these three murals on the Avenue we are optimistic about how they will strengthen and enhance the identity of the business district.”
The location for the third mural will be revealed during the tasting. All the proceeds for this event will benefit The Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative, helping to bring more murals to SAM.
“We are grateful to Springfield Avenue-favorite Wine Barrel for hosting this event and to co-presenting sponsor CKO Maplewood,” said Julie Doran, District Manager for the Springfield Avenue Partnership. “The Partnership’s purpose is to support the SAM business community. This event allows us to showcase several Springfield Avenue businesses while raising funds for our exciting new arts program on the Avenue.”
Since the first fundraising initiative last year two murals have been installed “I am Maplewood” located at Springfield Ave and Prospect in Maplewood by artists Michael and Viktorija and “Many Hands Make Light Work” by artist Elijah Minton, the The Art Alchemist at the 1978 Arts Center. A third mural is in progress. The partnership hopes to install the fourth mural by spring 2019.
The Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative is a subcommittee of The Springfield Avenue Partnership. The Springfield Avenue Partnership is the district management corporation of the Springfield Avenue Special Improvement District in Maplewood, NJ.