Art & Beer On Tap this Holiday Weekend in Worcester

Art & Beer On Tap this Holiday Weekend in Worcester

WORCESTER – The food and drink scene in Worcester is as vibrant as ever, especially for beer enthusiasts looking to try some local ale. These new brew spaces aren’t only just offering drinks though. Many bring in food vendors, live music, and local artists to create a destination that’s more than just beer.

This holiday weekend there are two craft breweries featuring local artists as part of the “draw.”

Wormtown Brewery, in partnership with the Worcester PopUp, has begun an Artist In Residency Program where local creatives are invited to visually transform their space by painting a mural for guests to enjoy. Currently on display is  “Hop Dance” by John Vo. In addition to the murals, the collaboration is offering a series of Drink & Draw events as a way of bringing people to this style of pop-up gallery. A casual event like Drink & Draw offers an environment to relax, enjoy a beer, meet the artist, sketch a little, and connect through art. The next Drink & Draw with John Vo is on June 19 at 6:30 PM at Wormtown.  

Wormtown Brewery is located at 72 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester. You can visit their website at for more information about the murals, upcoming events, and the beer.

If you are looking for a more painterly pet experience, Greater Imperial Brewing Company is hosting local artist Jen Niles, this Sunday, May 26 at 2 PM, to help you create a cartoon portrait of your pet. 

Niles is well known for her illustrative and whimsical pet painting style, and is sure to help you bring out the unique personality of your furry friend. With a large selection of beers to choose from, as well as a full menu, Greater Good is all about the atmosphere. Live art events like this one are a perfect fit for this space, giving guests of the event an opportunity to have a drink, a bite, and create something beautiful.

Greater Imperial Brewing Company is located at 65 Millbrook Street, Worcester, You can visit their website at for more information about this and other events on their calendar.


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    Darcy Schwartz, "Miss Darcy" as she is known to her students, is the founder of ArtReach, a woman owned, artist-owned, working art studio founded on the premise that developmentally appropriate, creative activities can serve as launching points for artistic exploration and expression at any age. A printmaker, an illustrator, and a writer, Darcy holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York, where she completed a certificate program in art therapy. Darcy is a member of the NAEA (National Art Educators Association), and SCBI (The Society of Children's Book Illustrators), as well as many other community and philanthropic organizations. For more information on Darcy, her studio, her work, her writing, please see the bio on her website,