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The Art of Food Offers Something Deliciously Creative to ArtWeek Sept 25 – Oct 4

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Chapman
617-532-1210
mchapman@citicenter.org

BOSTON – September 25, 2015 – In addition to 115 creative events throughout Boston and beyond starting today, Friday, September 25, local area restaurants are dishing up something special to celebrate ArtWeek Boston through October 4.

The Art of Food is designed for restauranteurs who’d like to showcase the culinary and mixology creative skills of their team while helping their community. For every special ArtWeek menu item purchased now through October 4, participating restaurants will make a contribution toward the purchase of art supplies for local schools, libraries and community centers.

“More and more effort goes into cocktails, entrees, and desserts that are as nice to look at as they are to consume,” said Sue Dahling Sullivan, Chief of Staff, Citi Performing Arts Center, the producer of ArtWeek. “It seemed only natural for us to work with local restaurants during ArtWeek – it’s an exciting way for chefs and bartenders to challenge their visual as well as culinary talent.”

Participating restaurants include:

STRIP by Strega
64 Arlington Street at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston
Offering an Andy Warhol Old Fashioned (cocktail)

Strega Waterfront
One Marina Park Drive, Boston
Offering a Rum Roast (cocktail)

Empire Restaurant & Lounge
One Marina Park Drive, Boston
Offering the She-Wolf (cocktail) and Jackson Pollock (tempura)

Red Lantern Restaurant & Lounge
39 Stanhope Street
Offering Strawberry Fields Forever (dessert) and Brandy Alexander (after dinner cocktail)

The following restaurants are also participating in The Art of Food with special menu items – check them out:

Bondir
24 Walden Street, Concord

Bondir
279A Broadway, Cambridge

Ribelle
1665 Beacon Street, Brookline

Other ArtWeek culinary events include through October 4 include:

Cocktail Couture: Mixology Art
The Art of Dining
Sea to You Sushi School
Party in a Box at the Citi Wang Theatre

Presented by the Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center, ArtWeek offers an exciting selection of creative events in 40 neighborhoods and towns, including: Boston, Acton, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Dennis, Dorchester, Falmouth, Framingham, Harvard, Harwich, Hingham, Jamaica Plain, Lowell, Mansfield, Marion, Mashpee, Medford, Newton, Oak Bluffs, Sandwich, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Wenham. The complete calendar of events can be found at artweekboston.org.

Now in its third year, ArtWeek takes place in the fall and spring, highlighting creative experiences from dance, visual art, and theater performances to hands-on creative activities and unique behind-the-scenes opportunities. Last year, the initiative was named a “50 on Fire” by BostInno and “Best of the New” by Boston Globe Magazine, and has been cited by Americans for the Arts as a national model for innovation. Most recently, ArtWeek received a prestigious grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Arts Program.

ArtWeek’s media partners include WHDH-TV/WLVI-TV, Boston.com, Greater Media (including radio stations Magic 106.7, Country 102.5, HOT 96.9. 92.9 WBOS, and WROR 105.7), and Titan Cares, with additional support from Clear Channel, the MBTA, and Long Haul Films.

For more information, visit artweekboston.org.

About Highland Street Foundation

Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $145 million to many worthy non-profit organizations. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit www.highlandstreet.org

About Citi Performing Arts Center

Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson Colonial Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions.  As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience.  For more information, please visit www.citicenter.org.