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Beer, Art & Music Festival - BAM!

Posted by Slinger Straps on 9/20/2016 to News
Beer, Art & Music Festival - BAM!

The beloved annual craft beer festival is back again this Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica! Upon a ticket purchase, enjoy unlimited beer from 42 craft breweries, live music from LA Punk acts, and contemporary art exhibitions. Whether you are a beer fanatic or just enjoy an occasional glass of beer now and then, there is no reason to miss out on this trifecta of fun and entertainment!

The Beer, Art & Music Festival (BAM) is a yearly fundraising event by 18th Street Arts Center, a non-profit organization as well as one of the top 20 artist residency programs in the US. All proceeds from the festival will go to the artists around the world to help them obtain residencies and produce new work, which will be exhibited at the Arts Center. Founded in 1988, the Arts Center's mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art. Through the years, they have supported and encouraged numerous artists by providing them with a three-tiered residency program, as well as a Public Events and Exhibition Program.


Source: 18th Street Arts Center


At the BAM Fest, you will get the chance to sample more than 100 brews from 42 craft breweries, including Angel City Brewery, Drake's Brewing Co., and Boston Beer Company. (See full list here) In addition, fulfill your appetite with delicious eats from LA's best food trucks.


Visiting artists in residence include Alexandra Hopf, Kaoru Hironaka, and Angela Bonadies. The Festival will also feature Japanese artist Chiaki Saito, who creates transcendent multi-layered spatial installations with paper fibers, crystallization, and woodblock printing. She has been known for her meditations on femininity, nature, and entropy.

In addition to the visiting artists, there are 17 local artists in residence, such as Bernadette Fox, Luciana Abait, and Dan Kwong, an award-winning solo performance artist and playwright who has played a crucial role in the development of the Asian American solo performance community.


Enjoy four hours of live music from the indie punk act The Sex Stains, a new band with lead vocalist Allison Wolfe, who has been in several punk rock groups including Bratmobile and Partyline. Alice Bag, a punk rock singer, musician, and feminist activist, will also be performing.

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