Published On: Wed, Sep 5th, 2018

Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas to Host First TASTINGS AT THE TIKI on Thursday, September 20

Wine & Beer Tasting with Chalk Hill Winery, Smith & Hook Winery and Saltwater Brewery will Benefit the

Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach

Boca Raton, FL – Cathy Balestriere, general manager of Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, today announced that the first Tastings at the Tiki would be a benefit for the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach.

Located in the Pineapple Grove District, rehabilitated by the Delray Beach CRA, Arts Warehouse is an “Arts Incubator” space for artists and arts education, as well as exhibitions, events and talks. The Arts Warehouse provides developmental programs and assistance to visual artists locally, nationally and internationally. Funds raised at this event will be used by Arts Warehouse to support artist services.

Scheduled for Thursday, September 20, from 6 to 9 pm, this delicious “fun-raiser” will be held at the hotel’s northside Tiki Bar and include a special tasting of exciting wines from Chalk Hill Winery and Smith & Hook Winery, and amazing beers and ales provided by Saltwater Brewery. Admission is only $25 per person. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or online through Eventbrite at:

“Attendees will each receive one free drink ticket good for a beer, wine or soft drink, although there will be no cost for the sample wine and/or beer tastings; additional drinks will be available at happy hour prices, says Balestriere. “In addition, Crane’s will provide an array of amazing hors d’oeuvres and tasty treats from leading local restaurants, and live music will be performed.”

The evening’s activities will also include a raffle of amazing works by local artists associated with Arts Warehouse including:

+ Vicki Seigel – a digital print on canvas by this celebrated mixed media artist whose work unites painting and photography together to create a new reality. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary.

+ Amanda Perna – straw beach bag by this mom, wife and fashion expert who studied fashion design at the University of Alabama and interned with both Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein before starting the House of Perna to showcase her own line of whimsical, bold clothing and accessories.

+ Crystal Bacchus – Xtal Art reflecting the artist’s Caribbean culture and Christian faith. The studio produces original art and graphics that are used as framed art work, giclees, stationery, apparel and accessories.

+ Colleen Thompson – a watercolor print from the artist who strives to create images filled with joy as they preserve a moment in time, commemorating reassured memories, loved ones and special places. The artist harmoniously blends photography, graphic design and color theory and her mediums include photography, acrylic, watercolor and pencil drawing.

+ Cherie Saleeby – four framed sketch drawings from this award-winning multi-disciplinary artist with no material off limits – tar, rubber, and marble included.

+ Briana Zonas – a 24×36 mixed media watercolor painting by an artist whose current work  encompasses the broader perspective of trauma that includes resilience and recovery. Her paintings and installations feature an array of mediums, including water-based paints, collage, sticks and yarn, and found items.

For more information about Arts Warehouse, please visit

“Crane’s Beach House has been hosting benefits for local nonprofit organizations for more than a decade now,” says Balestriere. “It is a great way to have fun with friends and supporters, while also bringing critical focus and extra income to community and cultural groups that contribute to the overall quality of life right here in Delray Beach.”

Other upcoming Tastings at the Tiki at Crane’s Beach House include:

+ October 18: PR Yak-Yak, the 11th annual benefit for the Gold Coast PR Council and PRSA – Palm Beach.

+ November 15: Best Bite for Vets, an annual restaurant competition benefiting Project Holiday and the HOW Foundation of South Florida.

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