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Spiva changes up "Art On Tap" for public consumption

Local breweries highlighted as art

Art On Tap

JOPLIN, Mo. - When it comes to art, most people may think of art you hang in a gallery, but for Spiva's 'Art On Tap', not all art, is wall art.

Art On Tap, it's just that, art, on a brewery tap, the local brewery tap. Caley Hedman with Spiva Art Gallery says "We love to celebrate the creative experience, and so what that entails is not just visual arts, performance arts, but what it could be to an individual, what you see as creative, and so, craft beer, we think is very creative, so we pulled together the Home Brew Club and other various craft and wineries and coffee shops to help put this together."

Ordinarily, the Art On Tap event at Spiva is open just to Spiva members, which, Hedman says anybody can join, but, they wanted to do something different this time. Hedman says "We wanted to try a different take this year in the fall to offer an additional event and also offer it to the public because they wanted to see more of a turn out and invite people to Spiva that haven't been and I think we've really accomplished that."

And for local brewers, like Tammy Ebbinghaus of Neosho's Indian Springs Brewing Company, making the trip tonight, was a no-brainer. Ebbinghaus says "We love to be a part of anything having to do with craft beer, we want to promote craft beer as an art, just like anything else."

In addition to the craft beers, there was plenty of actual art, and even performing arts, like these improv sketches, but for Ebbinghaus, the most important art, was what she brewed up. Ebbinghaus says "You can experiment and try new things with craft beer just as you do the art industry there's so many different ways to create a craft beer just as it is in art." 

Ebbinghaus says she's looking forward to coming back and brewing up some more art in the future.
Some live music was also "on-tap" for tonight's special event.
 

 

 

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