Bulleit revealed a limited-edition Art in a Bottle Collection at the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier Experience as part of its partnership with Red Dot Miami and Spectrum Miami during Miami Art Week. The collection is the next installment of the Bulleit Frontier Works project, where Bulleit is once again collaborating with friends on the cultural frontier to push the boundaries of their craft, this time by creating art inspired by innovation.
With the striking Bulleit 3D Printed Bar as the backdrop, media, influencers, art collectors and VIP guests gathered last night for an exclusive first look at the limited-edition art collection, before the bottles were publicly available. Art, mixology, technology and design came together in the space to create an intimate and immersive art viewing experience. In addition to interacting with the artwork, guests also enjoyed 3D printed cocktails and a live canvas painting, as well as cocktails served up by some of Miami’s best bartenders, Dan Binkiewicz and Fraser Hamilton.
Bulleit created the art collection, which includes 12 original works of Bulleit Art in a Bottle and two complementary hand-painted canvases, in collaboration with South Florida artists Jason Skeldon “SKEL” and Elidea. Both artists are known for their unique artistic visions and use of multiple mediums to create something new. It is this same frontier spirit upon which Bulleit was founded that makes Skeldon and Elidea natural collaboration partners for the Bulleit brand. The collection is available for purchase starting today on SaatchiArt.com/shows/BulleitArtInABottle, just in time for the holiday gifting season.
“Miami has a special place in our heart because of the vibrant cultural landscape with world-class art, food, and of course, mixologists,” said Ricky Collett, US Senior Brand Manager of Bulleit. “It was an obvious choice to return to Miami Art Week, this time on the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier tour, bringing together local artists, robotics pioneers and craft cocktails to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience. We’ve now partnered with more than 40 artists since launching Frontier Works in 2017 and can’t wait to share the latest creative innovation by Jason and Elidea with others.”
Jason and Elidea’s art pieces are visual representations of what the cultural frontier means to them. Known in the art community and celebrity circles for his urban “Pop Art” mixed media style, Jason’s art depicts human-animal hybrids who are taking their vocation to new heights, such as mixologists, scientists, architects and tattoo artists. Each character is shown raising a glass of whiskey to toast achievements and their commitments to innovating in new and inspiring ways.
“The Frontier Works program highlights everything that’s important to me as an artist – individual expression, collaboration, community and taking risks,” said Jason Skeldon. “Bulleit has already partnered with an impressive roster of artists, makers and innovators on some incredible projects, so I’m excited to leave my mark on the frontier with the Art in a Bottle collection.”
As an Italian native and Miami resident, Elidea was inspired by the new connections formed between different communities that ultimately converge to create their own culture. Her Bulleit Art in A Bottle pieces depict the Cuban influence in Miami’s culture, and the long-lasting connection that she discovered between the two – a connection that Elidea says helps propel both communities forward.
“Since moving to Miami, I’ve been infatuated with its cultural union between communities and how it elevates life, art, music and cuisine,” said Elidea, who won the Best Rising Artist Exhibitor award at Spectrum Miami in 2018. “The Bulleit Art in a Bottle collection challenged me to visually express my appreciation of this connection, and I hope its representation in an artistic form will be well-received and respected by the people and city of Miami.”
Tickets for Red Dot Miami and Spectrum Miami are available for purchase at EventBrite.com where whiskey and art enthusiasts 21 years of age and older can visit the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier Experience from 12pm-8pm ET beginning Thursday, December 5th through Sunday, December 8th.
Miami is the fifth stop on the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier Experience tour, which reimagines the classic bar experience in 3D printed designs, under the Bulleit Frontier Works program. At the center of the experience is the Bulleit 3D printed bar, created in partnership with architecture and design practice FAR frohn&rojas and the 3D fabrication team at Machine Histories. The bar experience has 3D printed more than 7,800 cocktails with Prink A Drink robotics engineer Benjamin Greimel, who developed the world’s first 3D printed cocktails. The Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier Experience has traveled nearly 16,000 miles between cities, including Oakland, CA; Austin, TX; New York City; and Dallas, TX prior to Miami.
Bulleit encourages consumers 21+ to follow @Bulleit on Instagram to find out where the 3D Printed Frontier Experience will be stopping next, and to always enjoy Bulleit responsibly.