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Art on the Rocks Recap!

AOTR 2016

Food. Music. Art, with cocktails crafted to match. A GIF photobooth, video art — and coloring pages, because why not?

Sounds like Art on the Rocks!

AOTR 2016

AOTR 2016

But we all know the real reason you’re here: to find out who won. There was some stiff competition this year, with lots of creative ingredients, colors, flavors, and interpretations of the art — six truly ekphrastic libations.

Winning the popular vote was … Chadwicks! Their “Return to the Beginnings” cocktail captured the spirit of spring, and the hearts (and tastebuds) of the voters. Pattee Hipschen’s floral painting Full Circle provided Chadwicks’ inspiration.

The judges’ choice award went to newcomer Hank’s Pasta Bar and their “Regina del Mare.” The bright-in-taste, black-in-color “queen of the sea” was inspired by Georgette Grossman’s black-and-white photograph, My Head is Spinning.



As always, we have a lot of people to thank:

  • our sponsor, Catoctin Creek Distilling Company
  • DJ Ayes Cold
  • The Hour Shop, for providing the prizes
  • the participating restaurants: Chadwicks, RedRocks, DRP Belle Haven, Hank’s Pasta Bar, Virtue Feed & Grain, and the Light Horse
  • everyone who came, tasted, voted, danced, and colored!



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