Beer lovers, art enthusiasts and music fans flocked to the 18th Street Arts Center for the annual Beer Art Music (BAM) Festival, presented by Tap and Cheer, in Santa Monica this past Saturday. Attendees strolled into a number of galleries, connected with artists from around the world, enjoyed delicious food trucks and then cooled off by sipping on a variety of ales and ciders from 40+ breweries. Tents and umbrellas were set up to provide refuge from the sweltering 99-degree heat. Bands including, Nick Shattuck, Heaps N Heaps, and Whiskey Sunday provided the soundtrack for the festival. Having attended BAM events in the past, this festival is definitely one you won’t want to miss.
|Nick Shattuck Music|
|Heaps N Heaps|
Upon arrival, my friend Melissa and I were checked in, given wristbands and branded BAM glasses, which served as our ticket to tasting all the delicious beer and ciders.
|Christy and Melissa from Tigerlily Consultants|
|Artist and Filmmaker Thomas James|
As Melissa and I continued exploring the art center, we came across some amazing paintings created by Bibi Kalthom from Denmark. Kalthom explained how she layered fabrics and painted over them to create a textured, multi-dimension piece of art. She explained to us how her art has afforded her opportunities to travel the world.
|Connecticut Lobster Rolls|
We then stopped by a few more brewery tents and then made our way to more art. We saw Claudia Borgna cutting onions in an attempt to make people cry.
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|Melissa and I enjoyed ourselves at the BAM Festival|
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