Arts & Crafts Event Announces Music Line-up

Fundraiser will feature craft beer & spirit tastings, and live music from Candid Kid and LISSIE!

Saint Paul, MN (February 10, 2016) – Today, COMPAS announces its second annual Arts & Crafts event, which will be held at the Uppercut Boxing Gym in Northeast Minneapolis. Arts & Crafts will feature a live performance from local band Candid Kid, as well as a solo acoustic performance from LISSIE.

Proceeds from the event benefit COMPAS, a 501(c)3 organization that places professional high-caliber artists at schools, care facilities, and community centers across Minnesota to teach their craft to students of all ages.

Arts & Crafts will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23rd.  Tickets are $35 each and include unlimited craft beer, spirits and hard cider tasting; live music and hands-on art activities. Special VIP tickets are available for $75. In addition to the main event, VIP ticket holders have access to a special tasting session from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM featuring advanced tastings; complimentary snacks; and live music. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets. More information about Arts & Crafts is available at

Participating brewers and distillers as of today include Able Seedhouse + Brewery, Brau Brothers Brewing Company; Fulton Beer; Gentleman Scholar Distillery; Indeed Brewing; Insight Brewing, NorthGate Brewery; Sociable Cider Werks; Summit Brewing ; Surly Brewing; Tin Whiskers Brewery; and Wander North Distillery.

This year’s event is sponsored by US Bank, 3M, and Travelers Insurance.

Media Contact:
Juliana Anderson Wilkins
Office: 651.292.4313
Cell: 504.906.5282



COMPAS uses the arts to unleash the creativity within all of us, so that we can create better lives and better communities. The staff and 100+ artists on its roster are experienced innovators in creative, art-filled learning and have been cited for excellence by the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the MN Dept of Education, the NEA and others. Programs are held at schools, libraries, hospitals, shelters and other community centers. Artists hail from over 40 different cultural backgrounds and engage people in award-winning art-creation experiences in a variety of literary, musical, visual and performing art genres.