Beer tasting for Ales for Arts

The Churchill Arts Council will present the fifth edition of its craft beer festival, “Ales for Arts,” from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 in the Lariat Courtyard at the Art Center.

Admission to the event is free and if you’d like to sample a variety of brews it’s $25 per person for unlimited tastings. Beers from Great Basin, Lagunitas, and Sierra Nevada breweries will be available along with some new brews from Bunejug (a.k.a. Ed Rybold, Gary Wick and Harve Smith) as well as Barry Cochran’s Alpha Crux IPA and Vanilla Porter.

And, for those of you out there that are non-beer drinkers, there will be a special crafted cocktail and wine as well as an array of sausages, salads and snacks available for purchase.

Music for the afternoon will be provided by Old River Road featuring Dineen Little.

This event raises funds to support CAC’s 2014–2015 programs and activities—performances, exhibitions, films and readings—throughout the coming year. For more information on Ales for Arts, please call Churchill Arts at 775-423-1440,

CAC events that are coming up soon include the fall film series, “Road Chronicles I,” which will feature three classic road movies including “It Happened One Night” (screening on October 3), “Sullivan’s Travel’s” (which will show on October 10) and “Easy Rider” (screening on October 24). It’s great chance to see these films on the big screen at the Art Center.

Stephen Chandler, whose exhibition of large-format Nevada landscape photographs, “Dancing on Mystery’s Horizon,” is currently on view in the Art Center’s Classroom Gallery, will be in town to give a talk on his work on October 4. This event, followed by a reception for the artist, is free and open to the public.

On October 18, the Heritage Blues Quintet will be in town for a concert at the Art Center. This ensemble was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues album and also nominated for two Blues Music Best Awards—Album and Traditional Album.

This lively group uses guitars, vocals, drums and harmonica to drive you down Highway 40 from Clarksdale to New Orleans, from chain gangs and juke joints to church pews. An inspiring testament to the enduring power of African-American blues.

We’ll have more information on all these events in the coming weeks.

Kirk Robertson covers the Churchill art scene. He may be reached at


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