When you open a crisp can of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR), it’s unlikely that your immediate thought involves art. PBR has been working to change that with “PBRart,” a boundary-less “call for art” devoted to merging the brand logo with artists from across the country. This year, Gamut Gallery is proud to be part of the second Minneapolis edition of a nation-wide art showcase series dedicated to the iconic PBR logo which highlights our own local visual artists.
Beyond simply ubiquitously known and frequently drank, PBR has been a heavy supporter of the Minneapolis arts scene for many years. This year Gamut Gallery celebrates three years of sponsorship and this exhibit embodies our appreciation. For this one-night only event, we’ve selected 10 artists – as eclectic as the PBR drinkers themselves – to create new, original, PBR-inspired art pieces which incorporate elements of the logo and capture the essence of its culture. In addition to the PBR pieces, the participating artists are invited to showcase non-PBR-related works that represent each artist’s individual style, setting the stage for an eclectic exhibition of unpredictable nature.
The exhibit’s reception will feature live painting in Gamut’s back courtyard from local creative collective, Rogue Citizen, plus sets from DJ Truckstache and friends.
Friday, Sept. 9th 2016, 7-11pm
Free and open to the public