The Art of Craft Beer: ArtsWestchester Partners with Half Time for ArtsBash 2016

Pours from New York Craft Breweries to be paired with an Evening of Arts, Artists and Cuisine

 (May 12, 2016) – Craft beer lovers will join art enthusiasts and food connoisseurs this year at ArtsWestchester’s signature ArtsBash event on Friday, May 20th thanks to their new partnership with Half Time. The arts council today announced that it has teamed up with the beer retailer to provide an array of craft beer selections to the event designed to introduce the community to its historically restored building in White Plains that features artist studios, creative businesses, a two-story gallery and more.

As both the arts and craft beer industries look to diversify and grow their audiences, both ArtsWestchester and Half Time saw the partnership as a great way to bridge their respective loyal followings. Pours of Brooklyn Brew, Ithaca Brew and Kelso Brew will be paired with an evening of food and art featuring works by more than 20 artists on view at the event.  Additionally, ArtsBash will feature tastings from more than 30 top area restaurants.

“From the arts perspective, collaboration with Half Time and local craft breweries will help ArtsWestchester attract young professionals to our gallery and to our unique arts events,” said Janet T. Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester. “Just as Half Time’s stores attract customers from afar, the arts attract cultural tourists who enjoy lifestyle and leisure activities to Westchester’s cities and towns. By partnering with the food and beverage industries at ArtsBash and other events, it’s a win-win for the cultural consumer.”

Half Time has been supplying craft beer and cider enthusiasts with an elaborate selection of beer and cider for more than a decade and employs some of the most knowledgeable beer and cider experts. Alan Daniels, the owner of the two Half Time stores in New York, featuring 5,000 beers and hundreds of ciders, believes that showcasing the art of the brew master at ArtsWestchester’s event is a perfect fit.

Daniels added, “Our participation in this year’s ArtsBash provides the opportunity for arts supporters to sample a unique selection of craft beers. Framing the hop and barley artisans’ craft brews for an audience of folks will appreciate the artisanal nature of the craft beer process makes great sense.”

The following restaurants will be featured at ArtsBash 2016:

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
Antipasti di Napoli at Briarcliff Manor
Auntie Liana’s
Baked by Susan
Café of Love
Cathy’s Biscotti
Coffee Labs Roasters
Cooper’s Mill at the Westchester Marriott
Coriander Modern Indian
Crabtree’s Kittle House
Dan Rooney’s at Empire Casino Dining
Exit 4 Food Hall
G&K Sweet Foods
Gaucho Grill
Jimmy John’s
La Bocca
Le Moulin Eatery & Wine Bar
Lulu Cake Boutique
Mix Cocktail Bar + Kitchen at the Crowne Plaza
Nonna’s at Empire Casino Dining
Pane D’oro
Posto 22
The Dessertist
The Horse and Hound Inn
The Iron Tomato
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
The Yerba Project
Trattoria 632
Tre Angelina
Tre Dici North

Artist studios will be open during the entire event. The following artists and arts businesses will also be featured:

Jonathan Vasquez-Haight, Painter
Alliance Francaise French School
Antoinette Wysocki, Painter
Bryan Greene, Digital Artist
Carole Curtis, Painter
Carrie Belk, Painter
Christina Berretta, Printmaker
DAFCO Art Gallery
Dyan and Daughters Gallery
Eileen Stodut, Painter
Elena Rosenberg, Fiber Artist
Kiyoshi Otsuka/Sue Koch Otsuka, Painters
New England Fashion Design Association
New Rochelle Art Association
Plaine & Chamberlain, Photo Restoration & Archival Giclee Printing
As an added bonus, a selection of vendors will also be available at the event for attendees, including: HAT-tiitude Pop-Up Shop, Oasis Day Spa Mini-Massages, The Shop at ArtsWestchester and Snap Bar Photo Booth.

Joseph Richard Florals is providing all of the florals for the cocktails tables, cafe tables and registration.

The 2016 ArtsBash celebration will take place on Friday, May 20 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at ArtsWestchester, located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. Tickets are $75 and available online in advance at or by phone: 914.428.4220.  In addition, Family ArtsBash will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, visit or call (914) 428-4220, Ext. 326.