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Art Beyond The Glass Returns For More Crafts and Cocktails

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Last summer, L.A.'s top bartenders gathered at Sadie for the first Art Beyond the Glass, where they showcased their talent behind the stick as well as in front of the canvas. It was one of the wildest industry events we've attended to date, with a dirty dance party, live street art performances, and all sorts of wacky entertainment.

This Sunday, June 30, the event returns to feature cocktails, art and music entirely created and performed by local bartenders. Co-creators Zahra Bates (Cole’s Red Car Bar Senior Bartender) and Daniel Djang (Founder and Editor of Thirsty in LA) have moved ABTG II will take place from to the historic Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown L.A., with proceeds going to Art Share LA, a nonprofit located in the area.

Bartenders will be showing off their creative side through painting, photography, illustration, music and more. Among those participating are Julian Cox (Soigné Group); bartender/artist Brian Butler (Sunny Spot); bartender/artist Justin Pike (The Tasting Kitchen); singer Laura Lindsay (Connie & Ted’s); and DJs Dave Fernie (Pour Vous) and Steve Livigni (Old Lightning). First time participants include Beau DuBois (The Corner Door); artist Brittini Rae Peterson (Goldie’s); DJ Dino Balocchi (Littlefork); bartender/DJ Paul Sanguinetti (Patina Group); and furniture designer Philip Renderer (Seven Grand). Neat owner Aidan Demarest (Tello Demarest Liquid Assets) will be the emcee of the event.

The all-inclusive tickets include cocktails, spirit tastings, bar bites and live entertainment. The event will go from 3:30-7:30 p.m. You can purchase your $50 tickets here. Validated onsite parking at the LAAC will be available for $4.50 per car. (Originally the organizers had partnered with Uber for discounts, but that might be up in the air in light of today's cease and desist.)

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Here's a list of the participating bartender teams and participants:

Team Bombay Sapphire:
Chris Ojeda (Soho House), Kate Grutman (Soho House), Mia Mastroianni (Soho
House), Nathan Burdette (The Bazaar)

Team Del Maguey / Becherovka:
Devon Tarby (The Varnish), Giovanni Martinez (Sadie), Julian Cox (Soigné
Group), Rosie Ruiz (Connie & Ted’s)

Team Infinium - Casa Noble Tequila & Zaya Rum:
Dr. Christopher Day (Cole’s), Dan McClary (Westside Tavern), Joe Swifka
(La Descarga), Justin Pike (The Tasting Kitchen)

Team Leblon Cachaça:
The 3 Graces at Cole’s (Brent Falco, Cari Hah, Zahra Bates), Jason Schiffer (320
Main), Justin Roberts (La Descarga)

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Team Pisco Portón:
Brady Weise (1886 Bar at The Raymond), Brittini Rae (Goldie’s), Chris Amirault
(Eveleigh), Daniel Zacharczuk (La Descarga), The Varnish)

Team Aviation Gin:
Daniel Warrilow (Son of a Gun), Kiowa Bryan (Eveleigh), Michelle Bearden (320 Main), Paul Sanguinetti (Patina Group)

Team Belvedere aka Team Handsome:
Dan Long (Big Bar), Devon Espinosa (Pour Vous), Francois Vera (No Vacancy), Ricky Yarnall (OCBC)

Team La Niña Del Mezcal:
Angela Gomez (A-Frame), Beau du Bois (The Corner Door), Brian Butler (Sunny Spot, The Brig), Jen Len (Caña)

Artists: Anonymous, Brian Butler (Sunny Spot, The Brig), Brittini Rae (Goldie’s), Eugene Lee (Big Bar), Gabriella Mlynarczyk (.ink), Jason Schiffer (320 Main), Justin Pike (The Tasting Kitchen), Kate Grutman (Soho House), Peter Lloyd-Jones (1886 Bar at The Raymond), Philip Renderer (Seven Grand), Ricky Yarnall (OCBC), Tony Brown Redwood Bar & Grill), Tatsu Oiye (A-Frame), Danny Cymbal (Casey’s) and Leandro Dimonrovia (Cole’s).

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DJs: Dave Fernie (Pour Vous) and Steve Livigni, (Old Lightning), Dino Balocchi (Littlefork), Paul Sanguinetti (Patina Group), Naomi Schimek (The Spare Room) and Allan Katz (Caña).