Asheboro – One of the newer microbreweries in North Carolina, Four Saints Brewing Company, announces the selection of five artists for the inaugural “Art Wall Project”. Located at 218 South Fayetteville Street in downtown Asheboro, Four Saints features North Carolina-based artists as part of their “Great Beer for Great People” beginning business model. “We believe the arts are an integral part of every healthy and thriving community,” according to Joel McClosky, Chief Executive of Four Saints. “Being able to showcase visual artists in our taproom through this project is one way we can support, enliven, and encourage the arts in our rejuvenating community.
Each of the selected artists will create a separate artwork on-site utilizing a designated 12 feet long by 5 feet high blank wall in the Four Saints Tasting Room. Public work sessions from each artist serve to encourage creative dialogue during taproom hours. Each of the five works of art will be on display for a period of three months. The complete Art Wall Project, with rotating art installations, begins March 2016 and concludes October 2017. Each artist will be honored with a public meet-and-greet reception. As an added bonus each artist will also design a limited edition t-shirt to commemorate their project. The exclusive merchandise will be available to the public.
Four Saints Brewing Company tapped Asheboro-based artist and art advocate Les Caison III to head up this project. According to McClosky, “We originally asked Les to create one mural in our business. After considering our needs he returned with a proposal featuring several artists, multiple artworks, and options for reaching a larger viewing audience with exclusive merchandise. He is truly thinking of the community, our business, and the arts. We are honored to have him interpret our ideas in such an innovative, community-based manner.”
The production for the first of five art projects begins March 2016 with ToroCity Designs made up of a duo of artists based in Durham, NC: David Wilson and Mike Garci. Their finished project will be on display April through June 2016.
For more information about the Four Saints Brewing Company’s Art Wall Project, contact project manager, Les Caison III at firstname.lastname@example.org .