A detail of an installation of large wood cut-outs of flowers and leaves, some brightly-colored, against a black wall with shadows projected on the floor in a Carter gallery.

Virtual Cocktails at the Carter: In the Night Garden

Event Details

Event Date

Thursday, May 13, 6-7 p.m. CT

Event Location

Online via Facebook Live

Event Registration

Event Description

Enjoy happy hour from the comfort of your own screen via Facebook Live! We’ll start the program with a cocktail demonstration featuring local bar The Usual. The bartenders will show us how to make a unique cocktail based on Natasha Bowdoin’s In the Night Garden. After we make our drinks, Carter Community Artist Michelle Gonzales will lead us in creating a floral diorama inspired by the installation.

Limited cocktail and art-making kits are available for free for the first 50 registrants. All kits need to be picked up from the Carter; we will not ship supplies. Cocktail kits do not include alcohol; all participants will be required to supply their own alcohol. After registering, you will receive an email about supply kit pick-up.

Follow along with the ingredients and supplies listed below!

All participants must supply their own alcohol.
For this cocktail, you’ll need:

  • Gin
  • Simple syrup (made by dissolving 2 parts sugar with 1 part water)
  • Cracked black pepper

Cocktail ingredients included in kits:

  • Lemons
  • Fresh basil
  • Topo Chico 

Floral diorama supplies included in kits:

  • Paint (kits will include acrylic, but any kind you have will work!)
  • Paint brush
  • Cardstock paper (or any thick paper you have at home)

All participants will also need:

  • Cardboard box or shoe box
  • Extra cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Cup with water
  • Glue (Elmer’s glue or a glue gun)
  • Tape
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • A flat brush (optional)
  • Magazines (optional)
  • Apron & work-area cover (optional)

Questions? Email or call 817.989.5013.

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