Upland Brewing Co. and Exhibit Columbus have partnered with a renowned architect to offer a commemorative beer stein to celebrate the Columbus art installations that will open Aug. 26.
Architect Kulapat Yantrasast designed the one-of-a-kind steins, which were crafted by Louisville Stoneware and are available locally for $45 at the Upland Columbus Pump House and online at uplandexhibitbeerstein.com.
A limited number of steins will be available at this afternoon’s #drinkingaboutdesign event, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pump House, 148 Lindsey St.
Upland is donating all the profits from the stein sales to Exhibit Columbus.
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Yantrasast said he wanted to make something simple and practical, but also something that people would long to touch and hold.
“The inspiration comes from the hybrid of Henry Moore’s Large Arch, blended with form from classic water towers one finds throughout Indiana and the American Heartland. I think it speaks about the roots in the land of Columbus, as well as its remarkable cultural vision,” Yantrasast said.
For more information on the steins, visit uplandexhibitbeerstein.com.
Meanwhile, time is winding down to purchase tickets for the Aug. 25 Exhibit Columbus Preview Party, which is 6 to 11 p.m. beneath a tent at Mill Race Park, 50 Carl Miske Drive.
The party will give participants a chance to meet and honor the five J. Irwin and Xenia Miller Prize winners and others designers whose work is included in the Exhibit Columbus exhibition.
Preview party tickets start at $150 per person plus online processing fees. Purchase tickets at exhibitcolumbus.org.