The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) will hold its 9th annual Art of Beer on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The event features brews, food, music, and art all for a good cause. Craft beer lovers and supporters of neighborhood revitalization, who appreciate great food and music will pack the NACC for a wonderful evening designed to delight the senses. Over twenty beer and food vendors will line the halls of the landmark building as the former Niagara Falls High School is transformed for a night into a beer lover's paradise. The NACC Art of Beer will feature a dozen different culinary selections and over 50 varieties of beer, including some of WNY's newest microbrews.

Tickets for this event are only $30 in advance or $35 at the door. You must be 21 or over to attend. The admission ticket includes: collectable tasting glass, beer tastings, food tastings, entertainment, and brew making demonstrations throughout the entire evening. Overnight packages are also available from the Red Coach Inn.

The entertainment this year will rock! Great blues and classic rock music will be flowing through the air compliments of Electric Rodeo, while stunning fashion and wearable art creations come strutting down the stairs.The Wearable Art AOB collection will feature ‘brew night" inspired clothing and accessories. This new addition to the annual Art of Beer, sponsored by Hip Gypsy and Mary Grace Design Studio, is the perfect complement to the returning collection of Brewing art and memorabilia on display courtesy of the Simon Pure Collection. Not Enough? No Worries! Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets will also make an appearance strait from the Hollywood red carpet! You will have a chance to win your own chocolate Oscar, like the ones given to Oscar Nominees, stars, and stylists in the Roger Neal Style suite.

The beer making demonstration by Niagara Tradition Home Brew will also be back by popular demand. Meet local brew masters and learn how to make your own beer at home! One lucky patron will even take home their own brew kit. Author Ethan Cox will also be on hand with his book , "Buffalo Beer: The History of Brewing in the Nickel City,"

Tickets can be purchased at the NACC, located at 1201 Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls, NY, at Niagara Tradition Home Brewing Supplies located at 1296 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda, NY, Marketside Restaurant located at 712 East Market Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301 or online at thenacc.org via PayPal.

Art of Beer overnight packages from our Niagara's premier boutique hotel, The Red Coach Inn are also available. This year the Red Coach has partnered with the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center to offer an exclusive Art of Beer Experience. This package includes deluxe hotel accommodations, tickets to the Art of Beer, transportation to and from the event, as well as breakfast prepared by the Red Coach Inn house chef.

Free parking is available across the street at the corner of Walnut and Portage Road. For more information please call the NACC at 716-282-7530 or Niagara Tradition at 716-877-8767.

Beer and Food for this year's Art of Beer provided by: Alternative Brews, Barker Brewing, Big Ditch Brewing Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, CB Craft Brewers, Chateau Buffalo, Community Beer Works, Mr Goodbar, Certo Brothers Distributing , Consumers Beverages, Flying Bison Brewery, Old First Ward Brewing, Pan American Grill & Brewery, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery. WoodCock Brothers, Resurgence Brewing, Try-It Distributing, Brickyard Pub & BBQ , Chipotle Mexican Grill, Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, NACC Artisan Café, Red Coach Inn, Hard Rock Café, Great Lakes Brewing News, Simon Pure Collectors, Niagara Tradition Home Brewing, and more!

The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is a not-for-profit multi-arts center located in the former Niagara Falls High School. The NACC, founded in 2001 was once slated for demolition but is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to over 70 artists and cultural organizations, a ballet school, three theaters, a sound stage, and recording studios and a children's art camp. Through the hard work of hundreds volunteers it has undergone a major renaissance and is now serving as a catalyst for the revitalization of the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Post contributed by Kelly Lang Buckley, Development Director, the NACC