Last weekend the BAC held an invitational wine tasting for its Patron Members. The event was hosted by Joseph Villa (above), manager of the Melting Pot in Red Bank, who led the wine discussion. The Boatworks had some nice art on the walls for the occasion, and the evening included a buffet (below) for those in attendance.
No excuse is needed to get together for an evening of fine food and wine, but in this case there was an added reason- to raise money for the Belmar Arts Council's plans for 2012. The current Wearable Usable Functional show and sale will remain open through January 6th, and there's a full slate of exhibitions planned for next year, beginning with another Member's Salon show in mid January. We're also planning new editions of the annual statewide juried art show, and Art on the Edge, and exhibitions that will benefit Monmouth County's Alliance for Affordable Housing and SPCA. The whole list of shows can be seen here. There are plans for up to 4 new murals around downtown Belmar for next year, a summer performance series, and the exciting Belmar to Broadway- Coyote project.
The wine tasting event brought in sponsorship toward four of the planned activities for 2012, but we will need a whole lot more. If you are interested in making a difference in the local arts, come by the BAC and learn more about our plans for next year and how you can be a part of them.