Discover the ‘Art of Beer’ at NACC

Discover the ‘Art of Beer’ at NACC

Monday, February 12, 2024, 07:00

Posted by Kelly Lang Buckley
Director of Development and Marketing
Niagara Arts and Culture Center

Every year on the first Friday in March, the local community comes together to support the Niagara Arts and Culture Center – and to raise a glass to the old high school, both to remember the past and to help build of the future of the historic building. .

Hundreds of kind and generous business owners, artists, musicians and volunteers donate food and drink, along with their time and talent, to create an evening of joy for a great cause not to be missed.

This annual Art of Beer event started 18 years ago and has been going strong ever since. It was even voted Best Fundraiser by Buffalo Spree Magazine (and this year is on track to be even better)!

On Friday, March 1, while at the NACC, guests will be treated to a unique experience as each ticket provides access to over 100 tasting options from 32 breweries, various wineries and restaurants. Patrons also have access to the NACC art galleries, several artist studios, and live music on multiple stages. There is also a karaoke lounge.

Some of the highlights of the event will be a new beer created just for the event by Brickyard Brewing Company, and a culinary tasting menu donated by Sēvā Restaurant.

According to Sēvā Kitchen & Bar executive chef Candice Creamer, the Art of Beer tasting menu of crab and asparagus risotto, butter chicken and pastelillo reflects the new international flavors launching at Sēvā this spring.

Also, thanks to the Discover Niagara ship, Art of Beer patrons will now have plenty of free parking and guests will arrive in style! Visitors can park for free and then take a free park and ride, wrapped in artwork by Niagara Falls painter Polly King, right at the front door of the NACC.

The Discover Niagara shuttle service will run from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be four stops: the Amtrak Station at Portage Road, Haeberle Plaza near Oakwood, the red door of the Niagara Arts and Culture Center and the Voco Hotel Cadence entrance . at 200 Rainbow Blvd.

“The Art of Beer” … the beer guys: Front row, from left: William Veltri (Owner, Cheap Thrills Entertainment (karaoke)) and Kevin Leary (Executive Director, Niagara Arts and Culture Center); and back row, from left: Chris Budde (Owner, Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop), John Meteer (Owner, Hammer and Crown Brewery) and Tom Smith (Musician, The DC Suits).


Tickets are available for sale at the following local partner locations: The Craft Kitchen & Bar, Power City Eatery, voco The Cadence Hotel, The Gold Bar, Judas Tree, The Red Coach Inn, Brewed and Bottled Beer Craft Beer Shop, Niagara Tradition Home Brew and NACC. You can also purchase online at

The event is expected to sell out.

Below is a list of participating partners:

•Beer, Beer, Wine and Cider: 12 Gates Brewing Co., 1911 Established Distillery, 42 North Brewing, Big Ditch Brewing, Black Willow Winery, Blackbird Cider, Blake Cider, Brickyard Brewing Company, Clarksburg Cider, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing, Flying Bison, Founders Brewing, Great Lakes, Hamburg Brewing, Hammer & Crown, Heron Hill Wine, Cat One-Eyed, Resurgence Brewing, Rusty Nickel, Southern Tier Brewing, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Woodcock Brothers, Spot Coffee and Tim Hortons Café (Niagara Falls).

• Kitchen pairings: Sēvā @ voco The Cadence, 773 North, Gold Bar, The Archives Pub, Brickyard Pub & BBQ, Fortuna Restaurant, Frankie’s Donuts, Hard Rock Café, Honeybees Cakery, Judas Tree, Niagara’s Honeymoon Sweets, City Chocolate Platters, Power Coolates Inn, The Craft Kitchen and Bar.

• Live music – 4 stages: Captain Tom & the Hooligans, Market Research, The DC Suits, Moxy Cabaret, The Snobknockers, TnT Band and Cheap Thrills Entertainment – ​​Karaoke

• Open Studios, Galleries and Screens: Culver Ceramics, The Thursday Painters, Brave Spirit Arts, Conte Art Studio, BfloGALS Jewelry, Artists of Color Exhibition, Greater Niagara Ballet Company, Western Door Theatre, Pathways Writers Group, Lion’s Club, Niagara Brewery Collectibles Club, Simon Puresed Collectors, by Sun Spices, Rough Cuts by Joe, Discover Niagara Shuttle, Discovery Map of Niagara Falls, Niagara Tradition Home Brew Supplies.

Hotel packages: The Art of Beer Package: two AOB tickets, accommodations at voco The Cadence, free parking with voco The Cadence validation, free shuttle service to the AOB After Party in Sēvā and an invitation to the Saturday morning boozy”. late morning.” Your hotel reservation will automatically reserve your seats on the Discover Niagara Shuttle.

Hotel discount: Already have tickets? No sweat. This hotel package has AOB guest rates that include accommodation at voco The Cadence, free parking with voco The Cadence validation, free service to AOB, free service to the AOB party at Sēvā and an invitation. at its “delicious Saturday morning brunch.” Your hotel reservation will automatically reserve your seats on the Discover Niagara Shuttle.

NACC is located at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; online at; and via social media: // @Niagara_Cultural //

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