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McAllen, TX – The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) presents its annual fundraiser the 12thAnnual Night at the Brew-seum on Saturday, April 4, at the museum from 7:00-11:00 p.m. with VIP guests granted early access at 6:00 PM. In addition, the IMAS will host a special Brew-seum Beer Dinner at Salomé on Main on Monday, March 9, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Brew-seum” showcases specialty and craft beers from across Texas and brings together over 25 restaurants and food trucks from the RGV who donate their time, talents and tasty fare. Live music from local musicians, The Renaissance Rockers, recognized as The Best Rock & Roll Band by Sun Valley Awards and Winter Texan Times, adds to the upbeat, festive character of this popular event. Brew-seum is a party with a purpose – all the funds raised support the art and science education exhibits and programs at the museum, reaching over 30,000 children from low-income school districts annually. The IMAS provides a unique informal learning environment for these children from schools around the Rio Grande Valley.
Brew-seum will show the Final Four championship basketball games streamed on larger-than-life screens for everyone to enjoy. Brew-seum features more than 90 craft beers, as well as wine and cider. This year’s Title Sponsors, Clark Chevrolet, and Clark Knapp Honda, are proud to support Brew-seum for 12 refreshing years.
Brew-seum Beer Dinner, March 9
In order to quench the ever-increasing thirst for craft beer events, the IMAS has also incorporated an exclusive Brew-seum Beer Dinner in support of the museum to take place at Salomé on Main on Monday, March 9, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. With a limited number of tickets available, this intimate setting at Salomé creates the perfect environment as art meets science for a tantalizing culinary experience with a 5-course meal prepared by Chef Larry Delgado. Each course will be inspired by beer from Jester King, St. Elmo, The Brewer’s Table, 5 Stones Brewing, High Wheel, and Kűnstler Brewing.
Also featured at the Beer Dinner and Brew-seum and available for auction that evening will be 6 bar tables made using donated wine and whiskey barrels. These barrels can be found throughout the community, currently, being used as collection vessels for non-perishable foods and monetary donations for the Food Bank of the RGV. In its first year, the Empty Barrels Food & Fund Drive has already exceeded expectations as a collaborative project which aims to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in the Rio Grande Valley. Visit brew-seum.com for a map and locations for the food and fund drive.
This project began in December 2019, with an open call for artists resulting in the selection of 6 local talents to each decorate a barrel with their unique artwork for the purpose of filling these barrels with food & funds for the food bank. Participating artists: Celina Michel, Irene Uribe, James Jenson, Jason Perez, Kirk Clark, and Sandy Magallan. Project partners also include 5×5 Brewing Co., Clark Chevrolet, and Clark Knapp Honda, Hilmy Cellars, L&F Distributors, and Lowe’s Home Improvement. The IMAS is proud to support the Food Bank with this project, leading up to Brew-seum.
Tickets to both the Beer Dinner ($150 each) and A Night at the Brew-seum ($100 VIP, $75 General Admission, $60 IMAS Member General Admission) are on sale and available at brew-seum.com or at the IMAS at (956) 681-2800. Prices increase on March 29.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, participating restaurants, or events, visit www.brew-seum.com or call (956) 681-2800.
The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliated Museum. The mission of the International Museum of Art & Science is to promote a deeper appreciation of the arts and sciences through its exhibitions, cultural events, and educational programs; and to preserve, expand, and display its permanent art and science collections. The museum is located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Avenue at 1900 W. Nolana in McAllen, Texas. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. On the first Thursday of each month, IMAS is open until 8:00 p.m. Visit theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800 for more information.