The International Museum of Art and Science will soon host its first-ever Empty Barrels: A Food and Fund Drive to benefit the Food Bank RGV Inc. Empty Barrels is a collaborative project that aims to bring artists and communities together to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in the RGV.
A donation of six wine and whiskey barrels from 5×5 Brewing Co. in Mission and Hilmy Cellars in Fredericksburg serve as artists’ canvases and then food donation collection vessels. Local artists are transforming these barrels with their unique art form. Project partners include Clark Chevrolet, Clark Knapp Honda and L&F Distributors.
Participating local artists include James Jenson, Jason Perez, Celina Michel, Irene Uribe, Sandy Magallan and Kirk Clark. Follow @imasbrewseum on Instagram for updates and artists in progress.
Night at the Brew-seum
Empty Barrels is a special project of IMAS’s 12th annual Night at the Brew-seum. The Empty Barrels display begins later this month to collect food and monetary donations through March. Updates on the project and locations are online at brew-seum.com. The Empty Barrels will be on final display for silent auction at Night at the Brew-seum April 4 at the IMAS.
Brew-seum is an annual event which raises funds for the museum. The IMAS serves more than 63,000 visitors a year with over half of those visitors being under the age of 12.
Early bird Brew-seum tickets will go on sale to IMAS members on Feb. 14 and to the general public on Feb. 17 at a discount. Tickets will be available for $75 general admission and $100 for VIP. Ticket prices increase on March 29 to $85 general admission and $110 VIP. Tickets on April 3 and later are $100 general admission and $125 VIP. IMAS members receive a discount on general admission tickets.