Art Beyond the Glass VII: L.A.’s Top Bartenders Come Together To For Cause and Community at Los Globos

Art Beyond the Glass VI at Los Globos, June 25, 2017. (Photo by Eugene Lee)

Now in its seventh year, Art Beyond the Glass VII, L.A.’s premier cocktail culture festival, is taking place on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Los Globos in Silver Lake. The annual festival will feature 100 top bartenders this year, making cocktails and showcasing their artistry, from painting and sculpture to photography, live music and more, all while raising funds for the Women’s Center for Creative Work and celebrating L.A.’s top women in the Industry.

This special event also showcases the artistic pursuits of bartenders outside of their bars, and everything from the cocktails to the art and music is created and performed by bartenders. Hosted by Mia Mastroianni, and once again at the historic landmark nightclub Los Globos, located in the heart of Silver Lake, the massive two-story venue with multiple rooms and state-of-the-art sound and lighting will be the biggest party in town on Sunday.

Art Beyond the Glass (ABTG)  was co-founded in 2011 by Courvoisier National Brand Ambassador, Zahra Bates and Daniel Djang, Founder of the cocktail and spirits blog, Thirsty in LA, and Content Manager at Discover Los Angeles.

“We are so grateful to the extraordinary family of L.A. bartenders and our wonderful sponsors that have donated their time, talent and product on behalf of these vital nonprofits,” said Djang in a statement. “From saving an arts facility from closing to restoring a historic mural and contributing to the construction of a public radio station and community gathering place, Art Beyond the Glass will continue to make a positive and lasting impact on L.A.’s cultural legacy.”

The all-inclusive ABTG VII ticket includes cocktails, art, entertainment, and bar bites. In addition, guests will be able to purchase bartender art, buy raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items such as artwork, photography, rare spirits and more.

All proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Center for Creative Work, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Frogtown that combines a co-workspace on the L.A. River with project incubation facilities, residency programs, a rapidly growing network of over 20,000 followers, and a full calendar of artistic and professional development programming, which advocates for feminist-led creative businesses and projects in Los Angeles.

Proceeds from every ABTG event are donated to a cultural nonprofit organization, and since its founding in November 2011, ABTG has donated over $127,000 to nonprofits across the country.

As ABTG celebrates L.A’s top women in the industry, below are just some of the female bartenders and artists participating in ABTG VII this year: Abigail Smith, Big Bar, Adele Stratton, Jayne’s Gastropub San Diego, Alexa Bartol, Spring St. Ally DeVellis, Sassafras Saloon, Alyson Iwamoto, Bavel, Bethany Ham, Clifton’s Republic, Charity Johnston, Toca Madera, Christine Wiseman, Broken Shaker, Dee Ann Quinones, Employees Only, Emily Alexander, The NoMad, Erica Saturno, Arts District Brewing, Evalee Gertz, Las Perlas, Wendell Gigi Dail, El Cid, UNION, Hillary Osgood, Broken Shaker, Jasmine Chandler, Lock & Key, Jessie Smith, Verdugo Bar, Karen Grill, Chareau SoCal, Sweet & Chilli, Karla Flores, Mercado, Bar Mercado, Katerina Mikoultchik, Broken Shaker, Laura Lindsay, General Lee’s, Mariah Tatham, Tribune, 100 North, Marisa Mercado, Otium, Rosie Ruiz, Cole’s, Sarah An, Walker Inn, Selene Martinez, Big Bar, Sonja Castañeda-Cudney, Hotel Covell, Sophia Oolie, Rudolph’s at Freehand Hotel, and Valerie Erickson, Bar Mercado.

Artists participating in this year’s ABTG VII include copperplate ink wipes created by Anna Wingfield (Employees Only), photographs by Christina Russo (Castaways), paintings by Kecia Hook (Little Sister), and a very special ABTG collaborative print created at the Women’s Center for Creative Work for sale at ABTG VII created by Aly Iwamoto (Bavel), Bethany Ham (Clifton’s Republic), Jodi Calderon (Normandie Club, The NoMad), Katerina Mikoultchik (Broken Shaker) and Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room).

Some of this year’s performances include spoken word by Abigail Smith (Big Bar), a singing performance from Elaine Reimold (UNION), Burlesque performance by Evalee Gertz (Las Perlas, Wendell), and DJ set from Sophia Oolie aka DJ SNO (Rudolph’s at Freehand Hotel), and more!

Art Beyond the Glass VII is made possible by top shelf brands, many of which are featured at the event: The 86 Co., Ahus Akvavit, Aviation Gin, Bacardi, Back Bar Project, Born & Bred, Casa Magdalena, Chareau, Edinburgh Gin, Fords Gin, Frederick Wildman, House Spirits, Ilegal, Jack Daniel’s, Lillet, Mestizo Mezcal, Mexa Spirits, Ming River, Mulholland Distilling, Partida, Pomp & Whimsy, R6, The Real McCoy, Royal Dutch, Rutte, Seedlip, Spiribam, Tromba, Amaro Angeleno, Bigallet, Chartreuse, East Imperial, Giffard, Licor 43, J’s Hot Sauce, Liquid Alchemist, Mandarine Napoleon, Miracle Mile Bitters, Q Drinks, Temptation Apple Liqueur, Ventura Spirits, Vermouth Routin, and West Coast Ice Provisions.

Art Beyond the Glass VII is a 21 and over event. Please enjoy responsibly. ABTG strongly recommends using a rideshare service such as Lyft or Uber.

Ticket Information: Art Beyond the Glass VII will take place on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at Los Globos located at 3040 West Sunset Boulevard, 90026, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

General Admission tickets are $75,00 per person, and if still available, tickets will be sold at the door for $80.00 per person. For more information, please visit

About Monique A. LeBleu

Monique A. LeBleu is a writer, photographer, videographer, and shameless foodie and wineaux. A love of film history and a background in film production, post-production, and film theory provide unique insights into her movie reviews. As well, a background in technical theater fuels her passion on all-things theater. As a foodie, living in the ever-growing and diverse culinary landscape that is the City of Los Angeles feeds her never-ending pursuit of the perfect comfort food—the world's best Mac n' Cheese!
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