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The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Art on Tap: Beer, Bourbon, BBQ event. Join us this fall to sample an exclusive selection of craft beers and sip on unique bourbons under two large enclosed tents. Guests will enjoy the blues performed by the Reichlin Small Group, a vintage camper photo booth from Gypsy Girls Caravan, art demonstrations, giant games, a barbecue buffet, and donut bar! Vegetarian food options provided. 

A limited amount of rare and hard to finds beers and bourbons will be available so reserve your Early Access tickets to ensure you get a taste! Check back soon for a list of these exclusives and all participating breweries and distilleries.

Funds raised will go directly to covering bus transportation and art materials for elementary and secondary students participating in FIA education programs.


Guests will have the opportunity to win a wheelbarrow filled with one of each beer featured at the event, one of a kind beer stein sets created by the FIA Art School ceramics instructors, a set of glass-blown rocks glasses by FIA Glass Manager Brent Swanson, amazing brewery packages, and much more!

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend and provide a valid government ID upon arrival.


Atwater Brewery - Detroit, MI
Austin Brothers Beer Co. - Alpena, MI
Bell’s Brewery - Kalamazoo, MI
BrewDog Brewery - Columbus, OH
Cider Boys - Stephens Point, WI
Cigar City Brewing - Tampa, FL
Ellison Brewery - East Lansing, MI
Grand Armory Brewing Co. - Grand Haven, MI
Griffin Claw Brewing Co. - Birmingham, MI
Kuhnhenn Brewing - Warren, MI
Midland Brewing Co. - Midland, MI
New Belgium Brewing - Fort Collins, CO
New Holland Brewing - Holland, MI
Perrin Brewing Co. - Comstock Park, MI
Roak Brewing Co. - Royal Oak, MI
Rochester Mills Beer Co. - Rochester, MI
Revolution Brewing - Chicago, IL
Saugatuck Brewing Co. - Douglas, MI
Short’s Brewing/Starcut Ciders - Bellaire, MI
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Chico, CA
The Bruery - Placentia, CA

Local Breweries

Fenton Winery & Brewery - Fenton, MI
Northern Oak Brewery - Holly, MI
Tenacity Brewing - Flint, MI

Beer Exclusives

Bell’s Brewery Leaves of Grass Series - II: The Prairie-Grass Dividing - Sour Gose Ale
Bell’s Brewery Leaves of Grass Series - III: Oh Captain! My Captain! - India Pale Lager
New Belgium Brewing - Oakspire - Knob Creek Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale
Ellison Brewery - You Can Get With That Juice - New England IPA
Brewdog Brewery - Aloha Dream Stout - Imperial Stout
The Bruery - Vermont Sticky Maple - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Variety of Bourbons Including These Exclusives

Sazerac Rye 6yr
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch

Check out last year's photos.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Early Access 6:00p | Main Event 7:00p–10:00p

ReservationsIn AdvanceAt the Door
Early Access$50$55
Includes BBQ fare and donut bar, complimentary tasting glass, 10 tasting tokens for beer and bourbon
Main Event$40$45
Includes BBQ fare and donut bar, complimentary tasting glass, 5 tasting tokens for beer and bourbon. 
Designated Driver$25$25
Includes BBQ fare and donut bar, non-alcoholic beverages available.
Additional Tasting Tokens5 for $5 or 20 for $15
Raffle Tickets1 for $5 or 3 for $10

Art on Tap takes place under a large enclosed tent in the FIA’s South parking lot. Event tickets are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Funds raised cover bus transportation and art materials for elementary and secondary students participating in FIA education and programs.

Volunteers Needed

Please mark your calendars and click the link to email Ashley Toth to hold your spot early. We are scheduling volunteers for one shift from 6p-10p to pour beer and bourbon samples, assist with bbq, and work the raffle and registration tables. Volunteers will receive a break to enjoy the event. If you know someone that would like to volunteer, feel free to pass this information on. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there!

Thank you,

Ashley Toth, FIA Events Coordinator

2019 Sponsors

Martha & Tim Sanford
Genesys Ascension
Al Serra Auto PlazaKarlene & Gaffney DermatologyFifth Third Bank
The Genesee GroupKettering UniversityLandaal Packaging Systems
Ann & Khalil SaabTom & DeAnn Townsend
Don Franco Salons Drs. Bobby & Nita Mukkamala Dr. and Mrs. Ray and April Rudoni 
Community Podiatry Group, P.C.
Dr. Shawn Reiser DPM & Dr. David Taylor DPM 
Mrs. Edmund Brownell 
Harry and Kathy Eiferle 
American Machining
Gill-Roy's Hardware
Chene Koppitz
Dr. & Mrs. Kienan F. Murphy 
Jim & Patt Spangler Olmsted Associates, Inc. 
American Electric
Mr. Alvern & Mrs. Theresa Stephens-Lock Mr. Milton & Dr. Brenda Rogers-Grays Glastender, Inc.
Jamile T. LawandEd Constable - Realtor
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Dundas 
The Torch Bar & Grill Quicks Performance Sports Training Bennett Communication Solutions 
Law Offices of Heather V. Burnash, PLLC Attorney Eric McCormick Thomas Mitchell 
ELGA Credit Union Premier Automation Contractors, Inc.