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Jesus (Chuy) Vidales
Balboa Bay Club

“...To experience these things and learn what I have learned will be something that I can take with me for the rest of my life....”

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Brad Kominek
Noble Ale Works (Anaheim, CA)

“This experience has taught me quite a lot when it comes to beer and developing my knowledge around the various styles that are made in the countries we visited.”

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Evan Price – NobleAleWorks
NobleAleWorks (Anaheim, CA)

“IAM literally sent Brad and I to England! I don't think it gets any more impactful than that! Without the help from Team IAM, this trip wouldn't have been possible.”

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Andrew Aoun
Rosine's Mediterranean Restaurant (Anaheim, CA)

“With the help of the IAM organization, I was able to receive aid to pay for my examination allowing me to focus less on bearing the financial burden and more so on my studies. ”

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Brandon Sosa
Hopscotch Tavern (Fullerton, CA)

“I had studied for several months reading books, taking notes, and making flash cards. After I finished my written portion of the exam I still felt very good, I knew I had passed. ”

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Eva Pelczer
Honeycut (Los Angeles, CA)

“The funding from IAM not only provided a vehicle for getting there but also lent my attendance an undercurrent of encouragement and legitimacy that propelled me to get the most out of the experience...”

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Gabrielle Dion
Broadway by Amar Santana / The Mixing Glass at The OC Mix (Orange County, CA)

“Portland Cocktail Week was one of the most eyeopening, amazing experiences of my career. Witnessing hundreds of likeminded professionals & learning how to better my craft was an experience I won't soon forget...”

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Gaby Mlynarczyk
ink. Restaurant (West Hollywood, CA)

“Inspire artistic minds gave me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge of the cocktail world, learning first hand from business and creative professionals who have helped to shape the cocktail industry to what it is today. The insights and skills I gained...”

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Luke Lambert
Protagonist, The Local, Virtu (Phoenix, AZ)

“I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and as those involved reflect on the week and the ways to make the structure even MORE efficient and hospitable, I’m sure that will only continue to be the case. Many thanks for your time and consideration...”

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Taste, Sight, Sound

Photo: Noble Experiment San Diego does #NegroniWeek

Restaurants from all over the country are choosing Inspire Artistic Minds to be their partnering charity for International Negroni Week! This is what Noble Experiment in San Diego will be serving up. Read more

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Photo: SURFACE: Portraits of Street Artists

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to present SURFACE, an exhibition featuring portraits of street artists taken by Danish photographer Søren Solkær. The images are part of a larger book project that began in 2012 and continued into 2015. For three years, Solkær traveled internationally, photographing street artists in their element and showcasing them alongside their art in public spaces. The project culminated in a publication that ultimately serves as a portrait anthology of many significant street artists in the contemporary art scene, as well as the genre’s pioneering icons. Read more

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Photo: Erykah Badu to Perform at the Hollywood Bowl as Part of KCRW’s World Festival Series

The 2015 summer season at The Hollywood Bowl is heating up!

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March 20–June 28, 2015
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
William Pope.L: Trinket is an exhibition of new and recent work by the Chicago-based artist, an essential figure in the development of performance and installation art since the 1970s. The exhibition will be installed in the soaring spaces of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and comprises large-scale installations, videos, paintings, photography, and performance works, including a new performance and sculpture work made especially for the exhibition. Read more

Photo: OCMA – Free Admission Fridays + Alien She

OCMA - Free Admission Fridays + Alien She
Exhibition highlighting the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today's artists and cultural producers. The exhibition focuses on seven contemporary artists working in a wide range of disciplines, including visual art, music, documentary film, new media, writing and performance, and provides a view into the passion and diversity of the original Riot Grrrl movement. Read more

Photo: Ode to Autumn – Gabriella Mlynarczyk

Living in Southern California is not easy for those who love the cold eastern seaboard weather. Well, Gabriella Mlynarczyk has created some concoctions to make you feel right at home. Read more

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Inspire Artistic Minds is a 501 (c) 3 community culture project brought to you by 100eats.com

This charitable organization provides opportunity scholarships and educational experiences to advance the arts in the areas of taste, sight and sound, with a strong focus in the food and beverage industry. IAM encourages the growth of local economy, strengthens small business, and builds up the passionate individuals in varying creative industries.

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Come and support our organization through these fundraising opportunities.

$1 of every Negroni sold donated to Inspire Artistic Minds. (click link for participating locations)
Monday, June 1, 2015 to Sunday, June 7, 2015

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