Saturday, August 6, 2016
Pints for Pulse was a community event that featured beer, art, and music at Festival Park (2911 E. Robinson St., Orlando, Florida). It happened to line up with Orlando Drink and Draw (ODD), so I made it the month's drink on and draw in destination. Tickets however were $50 and I don't think any artists of he than myself showed up. This was a craft beer community event that raised money to help the pulse nightclub victims. There were 80+ breweries, food trucks, food tents, burlesque shows, drag shows, and more, all to help raise funds for those affected by the pulse night club tragedy.
When I arrived, I quickly walked around the entire event. Beer vendors were serving shot glass sized servings of beer. I didn't get a wrist band since I didn't plan to drink, just sketch. I stopped as soon as I saw these redefine artists hard at work on a collaborative piece of art. They were paint in on square wooden panels and each artist seemed to be in charge of their own panel. Some panels interlocked. For instance the swan engulfed for of the panels along with a lizard. At the end of the day, the entire painting was going to be given to the winner of a raffle drawing. These artists sweated the in butts off to complete This group mural, So whoever won, was getting an amazing painting for next to nothing.
Steve Parker pulled off his panel, so he didn't have to work shoulder to shoulder the whole day.
Peace, Love, Pulse. All proceeds from this event went to OneOrlando.