Rum On The Roof

June 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 7:30 pm

Practice your mixology skills with a hands-on cocktail-making experience hosted by local bartending legend, Lexie Banks of 2nd Language. 

Join us at the Arts Council on the Rooftop Art Deck for a gallery and rooftop experience merged with the art of mixology in our new fundraising cocktail series. The first event, Rum on the Roof, is set for June 23. The featured spirit for this event is Lexie’s personal favorite, rum. You, under Lexie’s hands-on instructions, will create two popular rum-based cocktails — the daiquiri and the mojito. 

Then enjoy your works of cocktail art on the Rooftop Art Deck overlooking Downtown Evansville.

Admission to this unique fundraiser is $50, which includes the bartending lesson, two cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary bar tool so you can continue crafting great cocktails at home. 

Capacity is limited, so reserve your spot now! Adults 21+ only.

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Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana


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Arts Council sets reopen date, announces summer programming changes


Arts Council sets reopen date, announces summer programming changes

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will reopen the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery on June 16, following state guidelines for cultural and entertainment venues.

There are several changes to the Arts Council’s summer programming, including the annual Arts Awards celebration, “On the Roof” music series, First Fridays and gallery exhibits.

“We’ve taken safety measures seriously and have worked remotely since March 15. I’m proud of the virtual content the staff has created, and the high numbers of arts engagement we’ve seen through our digital platforms,” said Anne McKim, Executive Director of the Arts Council. “Our continued caution is a reflection of our commitment to the health of the entire community, although we, like so many people, long for the return of in-person arts and culture.”

The annual Arts Awards celebration has been canceled. The fundraiser for the Arts Council celebrated artists and organizations in individual categories, including the prestigious Mayor’s Art Award. The event will return next year.

Gallery shows will resume on June 16 with an exhibition of art created during the stay at home order, “Unsheltered.” The exhibit will run through July 31. Information about a public reception for the show will be announced at a later date as the staff evaluates cleaning and safety policy.

The “On the Roof” outdoor music series that takes place on the gallery’s roof in Downtown Evansville will begin on June 20 with performances by Corduroy Orbison, Calabash and Nero Angelo. The Arts Council will follow appropriate social distancing practices, and the concert attendance will be limited to 50. Participants are encouraged to wear facemasks. The lineup for the rest of the “On the Roof” season will be announced soon.

Haynie’s Corner First Fridays, a collaboration of the Haynie’s Corner Art District Association and the Arts Council, scheduled for June 5 and July 3 are canceled due to state guidelines on gatherings or more than 250 people.

The Arts Council will continue to offer virtual content, including exhibits, videos and articles, on its website at and on its social media accounts.

Published May 7, 2020