Lamorinda Arts Council Hosts Art of Mixology Fundraiser on October 7th

Sat, October 7, 2017

Tickets on sale now to benefit the Arts Council!

Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) will host their 4th annual Art of Mixology Fundraiser on Saturday, October 7th from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Orinda Theatre Square. Tickets are on sale now for this event to benefit LAC’s art events, initiatives and programs.

More than twenty well-known and upcoming East Bay mixologists will come together on October 7th to support LAC. Art of Mixology attendees will have the opportunity to sample unique cocktails from exceptional mixologists as well as vote live onsite to help determine who will be named Mixologist of the Year, Top Amateur and Audience Favorite.

Ryan Wehrenberg of Park Bistro at the Lafayette Park Hotel was named Mixologist of the Year last year and is returning again this year for another chance at the title. Vying for this year’s title will also be David King of Oakland’s Hutch Bar and Kitchen, Jeremy Vadurro from Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen in Pleasanton, Portia Battistini of Lafayette’s Cooperage American Grille, and more creative mixologists.
“I’m thrilled that my participation, as well as the participation of other local mixologists who love the craft of designing and innovating cocktails, will support local arts,” said Wehrenberg. He continued “Last year was my first competition and to be able to win on my first attempt was amazing for me. I loved constructing my cocktail and watching hundreds of fundraiser attendees enjoy it as well as share their thoughts. I can’t wait to compete in this year’s Art of Mixology and join in the fun again for a cause.”

Tickets are $45 in advance and can be purchased online at Day of tickets can be purchased at the event for $55.

“Art of Mixology brings together community members in the most festive of ways while celebrating the arts,” explained Lawrence Kohl, President of Lamorinda Arts Council. “It’s one of my favorite fundraising events and I look forward to it each and every year.”

About the Lamorinda Arts Council
Founded in 1950 as the Orinda Arts Council, the now Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been igniting and sustaining artistic expression and appreciation in the visual, performing and literary arts for people of all ages in our community for over sixty five years. Notable LAC events include Lamorinda Idol, the High School Visual Arts Competition, Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest, Art in Public Places, and Orinda Library Art Gallery exhibits. For more information on LAC, please visit

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