June 2018 Picnic at the Plaza
Several hundred people joined Art Spaces in front of Terre Haute City Hall for the second “Picnic at the Plaza” on June 1st. Food vendors Sati Babi, Twisted Fry, Tot Stop and Bobby Ques offered foods and beverages and live music was provided by Brent McPike and Solly Burton and Ross David. Participants also conversed with members of the Art Spaces Turn to the River Committee and members of Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group. Designs are in progress for the government area and the riverside green spaces. Draft designs will be available for public review in fall 2018.
2018 Spring Luncheon
“Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” featured Craig McKee’s exploration of the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. Even though Hamilton’s face appears on the ten-dollar bill, popular history often ignored him until the publication of Ron Chernow’s Hamilton (2004) which inspired Lin Manuel Miranda’s mega-hit musical (2015). Craig will discuss both and provide his own thoughts about Hamilton — the man and the myth.
Arts and Crafts Brew-Off
Art Spaces, Inc. presented the second annual “Arts & Crafts Brew-Off,” celebrating the art of beer making. The Brew-Off featured 12 regional home brewers in a tasting competition for non-commercial brewing.
Included with the price of admission attendees enjoyed DJ music, tasting the home brewed beers, savory food, a commemorative pint glass and additional regional craft beers.
Collaborators included Terre Haute Brewing Company and Wabash Valley Fermentation ‘N Ale. The event is sponsored in part by Monarch Beverage Co., Comfort Keepers, For You Brewing Supplies, and Sackrider Technology Solutions.
The Arts & Crafts Brew-Off was held Friday – May 4, 2018, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Terre Haute Brewing Company, located at 401 S. Ninth Street in Terre Haute.
The objective of the brew-off competition was twofold – support the mission of Art Spaces, and celebrate the ancient art of beer making. Terre Haute is home to a burgeoning craft brew culture, and the Arts & Crafts Brew-Off seeks to bring the community closer together, educate guests about home brewing, and provide a way for local home brewers to be recognized for their craft.