PABST BLUE RIBBON ANNOUNCES DEBUT OF NEW ART GALLERY IN SAN ANTONIO’S SOUTHTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD
Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios will open to the public on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Gallery will feature 25 can designs from the finalists of PBR’s annual design competition. Gallery to be free and open to the public.
Pabst Brewing Company, which recently brought its headquarters to San Antonio, is excited to announce the debut of its new art gallery in the Alamo City, Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios, opening on March 13, 2021. The pop-up gallery will feature 2020 Pabst Blue Ribbon can designs submitted by emerging artists from across the U.S. and will feature artwork created by the 2020 winner of the company’s annual can design competition.
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) hosts an annual competition for emerging artists to create a can design that will be featured on 12-pack cases and displayed in stores for the entire year. The top five finalists are commissioned by PBR, second and third place winners receive cash prizes, and the grand prize winner takes home $10,000 in addition to being awarded the opportunity to have their design appear on millions of PBR cans across the world.
The first, second and third place winners for the 2020 competition can be viewed here. Their designs will be among the 25 finalists’ art that will be displayed at Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios in Southtown San Antonio starting March 13, 2021.
This year’s top five finalists are:
- First Place: There Is No Place Like Home – Ashley Dreyfus
- Second Place: A Pabst-tastic Day – Holden Mesk
- Third Place: For The Love of Women – Fantasia A. Graham
- PBR 2099 – Joe Tallman
- Desert Nightcap – Emma Covill
“The goal for Pabst Blue Ribbon is to continue to build upon the vibrant arts and culture scene that already exists here in San Antonio,” said Matt Bruhn, President of Pabst Brewing Company.
As we settle into our new home here in San Antonio, we look forward to the opportunity to continue to engage with the local community by expanding the city’s public arts offerings with the introduction of our new gallery space, the creation of public murals and more, that not only share the story of our brand, but of up-and-coming artists from across the U.S. and those here in our great city.”
Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios will display the 25 finalists’ art designs for 90 days. After that period, Pabst plans to commission different artists who will showcase their artwork in the space, rotating the artists monthly. Artists will be announced with a planned gallery opening starting each month. Gallery opening events will follow all social distancing protocols and limited capacities; masks for employees and guests will be required at all times.
Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios is not the first gallery that PBR has opened; the company is also responsible for the 1700 Naud gallery in Los Angeles, CA, as well as 98 Orchard in New York, NY. Pabst Brewing Company, which moved its headquarters to downtown San Antonio in 2020, is committed to supporting the arts in America. In addition to the can design competition, Pabst has commissioned hundreds of murals across the country – something the company plans to continue in San Antonio and beyond. In addition to Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios, Pabst Brewing Company has plans for other art installations that will be made accessible to the San Antonio community in Spring 2021.
Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios is located at 1112 S. St. Mary’s St. in San Antonio. The gallery will be free and open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays starting Saturday, March 13, 2021; the gallery will also be open on the first Friday of every month and will include a live DJ set on those evenings. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and 4 to 10 p.m. on first Fridays. For more information about Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios, visit https://pabstblueribbon.com/blue-ribbon-studios.
About Pabst Brewing Company:
Since 1844, Pabst has been American-owned and operated, and is North America’s largest privately held brewing company. Pabst’s portfolio includes iconic brands with deep ties to American heritage, such as its flagship Pabst Blue Ribbon and others such as Lone Star, Rainier and Old Style. Their people and their brands are committed to embracing change and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. For more information about Pabst, please visit www.pabst.com