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World Beer Festival chooses Artsplosure as Charity Partner for Second Year

Michael Lowder, Executive Director of Artsplosure-The Raleigh Arts Festival, is pleased to announce that Artsplosure has been selected for a second consecutive year as All About Beer Magazine’s World Beer Festival’s charity partner for their 2011 Raleigh event, to be held April 9 in Moore Square.

“Artsplosure wishes to toast our good friends at All About Beer Magazine,” Lowder said.  “This is the second year of our partnership.  Our participation at last year’s World Beer Festival in Raleigh introduced Artsplosure to thousands of potential new audience members, volunteers and financial supporters.”

World Beer Festival RaleighThe World Beer Festival selects a local charity partner in each city in which they hold a festival. Artsplosure, like other charity partners, will receive a portion of proceeds from the Raleigh festival.  The donation will help underwrite the 32nd edition of Artsplosure’s signature spring arts festival, scheduled for May 19-22 in downtown Raleigh.

The World Beer Festival’s continued partnership with Artsplosure highlights All About Beer Magazine’s understanding of the importance of the arts as a community resource.  It also serves as a natural fit for the magazine and its series of festivals across the Southeast, which are seeking to expand their emphasis that beer-making is a true art form, requiring talents and skills which should be appreciated, as one appreciates fine art.

This year’s Raleigh World Beer Festival showcases a new theme – “The Art of Beer.”  As a celebration of the festival’s emphasis on art, Artsplosure assisted the festival producers in coordinating a poster-design competition.  The winning artwork, entitled “Glorious Beer” by Raleigh artist Wesley Hare, will be featured in the World Beer Festival’s promotional campaign for the upcoming festival.

About World Beer Festival:

All About Beer Magazine has presented 26 festivals in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia since 1996. We’re proud that our World Beer Festivals are among the premier beer events in the country, acclaimed by Forbes.com, USA Today and Wired Magazine.  The Raleigh World Beer Festival will be held in Moore Square on Saturday, April 9, 2011.  For more information, visit the All About Beer Magazine web site: www.allaboutbeer.com/gather-for-beer/world-beer-festival/raleigh-nc/ <http://www.allaboutbeer.com/gather-for-beer/world-beer-festival/raleigh-nc/>

About Artsplosure:

Artsplosure is the non-profit presenter of First Night Raleigh, Artsplosure-The Raleigh Arts Festival, and other arts-based festivals in downtown Raleigh.  Artsplosure’s mission is to produce high quality annual festivals that celebrate excellence in the performing and visual arts; to promote and bring recognition to national, regional, and local artists; and to bring artists and the larger community together to improve the quality of life and cultural environment.  For more information, visit www.artsplosure.org <http://www.artsplosure.org> .

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