Cans & Canvas

Join us for a ONE NIGHT event at The Gallery at The Velvet Mill! We are proud to co-host a very special night of art, the passion behind craft beer, and the synchronicity that links the two together.

We will be selling cans of beer for you to enjoy during this multi-sensory experience as you take in the array of local art showcased here at The Mill, with special guests Heidi Geist (The 48 Beer Project) and Dan Hamilton (Beer’d Brewing/Kent Falls Brewing).

NOTE: This event is 21+.

The Velvet Mill: The Velvet Mill is home to a thriving creative community of artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Offering visual arts, design, unique crafts, creative classes, health & healing services, fitness classes, and professional services including co-working space serving entrepreneurs and freelancers. The Mill is also home to an artisanal bakery, an award winning nano brewery and a winters farmer’s market.

Heidi Geist/The 48 Beer Project: A cultural exploration of the craft beer industry, and the folks who make it real.


“I have been immersed in the craft beverage and restaurant industries for some time…fusing art and music performance into the scene…feeding off the brilliant creative energies of others to fuel a whole cultural experience. A lifelong explorer, I spent much of my childhood on the road, on the Oregon Trail, in tents, under the stars, making art… making music.

I’ve always been fascinated with humanity.. the machine of the human mind, and the interactions we have one with another. I’ve spent years traveling solo, hitchhiking, and of course.. planes, trains, and automobiles.. or… Greyhound Buses! My encounters with perfect strangers have been nothing short of amazing… bizarre at times, for sure, but mostly amazing. Listening to others, without judgment, with an open mind, allows us to learn about our selves, both singularly, as well as who and where we are in relation to the rest of our human family. I see the 48 Beer Project as a one of a kind opportunity to explore a more select demographic in this family.” – Heidi Geist

Dan Hamilton: Reigning from our home state, this CT native has made a name for himself through his immaculate art showcased amongst different local breweries. As an illustrator, painter, and musician, Dan has a keen sense of portrayal into the minds, eyes, and soul of this industry.