As part of the 2018 Community Campaign, ArtsWave has kicked off Toast to the Arts partnerships with 30+ restaurants, bars and breweries, running throughout the entire month of March, plus a variety of specific event partnerships. All of these partnerships are fundraisers for ArtsWave as part of the 2018 Community Campaign, happening right now.

Custom crafted mixed cocktails, hand-selected wines and an ArtsWave-Braxton MAKE WAVES! collaboration beer distribution have been rolled out, running now through March 31, 2018 at the following establishments:

Hand Selected Wines: Bow Tie Café, Jean Robert’s Table, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Orchids at the Palm Court/Hilton, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Taste of Belgium and Via Vite.

Custom Crafted cocktails: The Anchor, Bakersfield, Boca, Forno Osteria & Bar, Frida 602, Hotel Covington, Igby’s, Kaze, The Lackman, Low Spark, The Mercer, Nada, The President’s Room at the Phoenix, The Righteous Room, Rosedale, Senate, Sotto, The Stretch, and Taste of Belgium

MAKE WAVES! Limited-time Dark Saison Ale with Plum Collaboration Beer, Brewed by Braxton Brewing Company: Americano Burger Bar, Braxton Brewing Company, The Eagle, Higher Gravity, Krueger’s Tavern, Otto’s, Queen City Exchange and Taste of Belgium.

25% of the proceeds from the above establishments will benefit ArtsWave during the Campaign.

In addition to the money to help the planner, promoter and fundraiser for the region’s arts, a lot of creative drink making is happening. Here is a list of some of the custom crafted cocktails being served:

Boca has created “Lavadula” — Gordon’s Gin, Velvet Falernum, Lavender-Infused Syrup, Lemon, Meringue

Frida 602 has developed “Wavemaker” —  Mezcal with Fresh Watermelon Puree

Hotel Covington has rolled out “Wicked” — Lime Juice, Mango, Deaths Door Gin, Soda Water, Pama Liqueur, with an orange garnish

Kaze has created the “Artscool” — Peach Ciroc, Thatcher cucumber, Mint simple syrup, Butterfly pea simple syrup, lime juice

Besides the March wine, cocktail and beer partnerships, some establishments are holding events during during March and donating 10% of proceeds to ArtsWave. For example, Higher Gravity will be donating 10% of the proceeds from draft beer, crowler and growler sales every Thursday, featuring a different beer each week. On March 15, Braxton Brewing Company will hold, Basketball and Beers for March Madness. Stay tuned for other events that may come up during the month.