Lakeshore Beverage x The Hop Review x BucketFeet Present:
Arts & Crafts | Vol 2: Artist Beer Pairings with BucketFeet
The BucketFeet Bucktown Studio (1647 N. Damen Ave)
June 25th @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm
In this installment, we'll join forces with BucketFeet for an evening of top-notch beer tastings inspired by the artist-designed shoes showcased in BucketFeet’s brand new Bucktown Studio. The artists behind the designs will be present to discuss their process and share the craft beer that best correlate to their art. Four artists at the top of their craft plus a sampling of beers from across the country make for a night of arts and crafts unlike any you ever experienced in grade school.
Tickets are $10 and include four beer samples provided by Lakeshore Beverage's craft beer specialists!
Though they may not know it, most people in Chicago are familiar with JC Rivera's work. His signature "Bear Champ" icon is everywhere in the Windy City—specifically: the streets, the restaurants, and now quite a few feet, thanks to his recently released BucketFeet shoes. JC's been illustrating and painting in Chicago for the past nine years and his work has been featured just about everywhere, from magazine illustrations to vinyl toys.
Aaron Firestein (Berkeley, CA)
Aaron Firestein is an unusual artist because where most people end up using shoes as a canvas way down the road, he effectively started with them. BucketFeet was born at the University of Oregon, where he began customizing and selling shoes to friends and later to many more people through word of mouth and Facebook. This brand is about artist-collaboration and story-telling and while the focus will be on all of the amazing artists BucketFeet features, Aaron will always be showcasing his work as well.
Emmy Star Brown (Chicago, IL)
The adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” applies almost too well to Emmy Star Brown, the 2014 winner of the #NextBucketFeetArtist contest who has an uncanny knack for turning seemingly dull or destroyed objects into ebullient, near hypnotic art. Transforming the discarded bits lying around Chicago alleys and garage sales turned out to be a pretty good idea: Emmy is sponsored by Sharpie and scores of Chicagoans have asked her for custom window paintings, her specialty.
Jack is a graphic designer based in Chicago specializing in thoughtful and approachable print design and illustration. He believes that great design can change how we interact with our surrounding and has aimed to meld history, art, and cultural influences to advance this idea. He left his Motown roots for Chicago where he's been able to collaborate with incredible creatives of all kinds.
The Hop Review is a Chicago beer blog that produces in-depth pieces about the state of craft beer. Jack, Tom, Robert and Nick sit down with some of the area's best brewers, shop owners, distributors and brand managers for deeper insight into their unique take on beer.
BucketFeet exists to connect people through art by leveraging its artist network to create footwear, wall art, and other apparel products. Painters, graffiti artists, writers, illustrators, tattooists and many more original creators are part of this global network which includes over 15,000 artists from more than 60 countries. To learn more, visit www.bucketfeet.com
Lakeshore Beverage is a Chicago beverage distributor bringing the world's best beer and cider to the world's best city. As a sponsor of Chicago Craft Beer Week, Lakeshore Beverage is comitted to growing the craft beer community in Chicago through unique events and education.