Posted by Dave on February 18th, 2012 | Comments Off
Press release for WBF Raleigh:
All About Beer Magazine’s World Beer Festival (WBF) is pleased to announce that Artsplosure will be the charity partner for the 2012 World Beer Festival-Raleigh. The event returns to the beautiful Moore Square Park in Raleigh for its seventh year on April 14, 2012.
“Artsplosure is such a cool, respected, well-recognized event and organization, and we are really excited to have them as partners,” says Daniel Bradford, publisher and president of All About Beer Magazine, producer of the World Beer Festival. “We are proud of our role in supporting local charities through the World Beer Festival. Artsplosure’s focus on building the local art culture perfectly parallels our focus on building the local beer culture.”
Michael Lowder, Executive Director of Artsplosure, notes, “Participation in the World Beer Festival provides great visibility for Artsplosure and gives our volunteers an opportunity for a unique experience. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about beer, enjoy some good beer at the volunteer party after the event and support both the local art and beer communities.”
With the Carolina blue skies setting off the brilliant white of festival tents and vibrant green of Moore Square Park, it is easy to understand why USAToday ranked the World Beer Festival as one of the top ten beer festivals in the country. For one day, the festival team will turn the city park into the best place to experience the world of craft and specialty beer. Few sites on the East Coast can provide such an opportunity for anyone interested in the diversity and beauty of beer.
Tickets will go on sale to subscribers of All About Beer Magazine on February 27, 2012, and to the general public on March 5, 2012. The festival offers two four-hour sessions. The first session will be from noon to 4 p.m., and the second session will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Standard admission to a single session is $40 in advance ($50 day of the event if available), which includes samples from a selection of over 300 beers from more than 100 world-class breweries, music by local bands, educational sessions by industry experts and a festival tasting glass. Tickets can be purchased online at www.allaboutbeer.com/wbf. Tickets will also be available at select retail outlets in the Triangle area.
As the charity partner, Artsplosure will help recruit and manage the volunteer staff that assists in running the festival. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to Artsplosure.
Volunteers will assist in pouring beer, taking tickets and a variety of other responsibilities at the festival. Volunteer recruitment is underway now – visit www.allaboutbeer.com/wbf for information on becoming a volunteer. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Artsplosure was founded in 1979 to present high quality and accessible arts festivals and to identify, nurture and showcase emerging artists and arts groups to a broad cross section of people. The non-profit corporation currently presents First Night Raleigh and Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival.
Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival has been the premiere arts festival in central North Carolina for over 30 years. The event, held the third weekend in May, includes over 170 visual artists showing and selling their work on the streets surrounding Moore Square Park in downtown Raleigh. In the park, award-winning musicians perform live on a main stage throughout the weekend, and Kidsplosure offers crafts and performances for children. The 33rd annual festival will be held on May 19 – 20, 2012.
For more information, please visit www.artsplosure.org.
About All About Beer Magazine
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The World Beer Festival is produced by All About Beer Magazine. Now in its 33rd year, All About Beer Magazine has been the essential source for our evolving beer culture. Its mission is to educate the public in beer appreciation and beer quality and to build the local beer community. The magazine does this by hosting festivals where guests have the opportunity to taste samples from a wide range of beers and discuss the beer with brewers and knowledgeable servers. Winner of numerous awards and recognitions, All About Beer Magazine publishes the best on beer—its history and culture, beer travel, entertaining, brewing and collecting—six times a year with one additional bonus issue annually.