We at Upstreet firmly believe that arts are a fundamental part of a strong community. That’s why we take 10% of sales and put it in our Do Good Fund, which supports local arts and culture initiatives. Since January 1st, 2017, The Do Good Fund has supported our community through sponsorships, donations, events, and more.
If you have any questions about the fund, feel free to email us.
Do Good Artist Residency
Launched in 2018, the Do Good Artist Residency was a multidisciplinary artist residency located at the brewery, in partnership with this town is small Inc., PEI’s Artist-Run Centre. The artists were welcomed for a paid three-week residency where they created a new work on site. As part of the residency, they designed a beer recipe with our brewmaster. The artists also designed the label of their custom beer and held open studio hours to welcome the community in to witness their artistic works in progress. At the end of the residency, they held an artist talk to present their work, and launch their beer. Unfortunately, the pandemic brought an end to the residencies, but we will never forget the impact our 5 artists had on our staff and the greater community.
We have something up our sleeve… but we’ll make an announcement in late spring. Check back for updates!
It’s year 5 of the Block Party, so you know we’re gonna do something epic.
The Block Party has become Upstreet’s signature summer event and we can’t wait for August 17th starting at noon. It’s free and open to all ages, and it’s our way of giving back to this amazing neighbourhood and Island community.
It’s a day of fun with live music, beer garden, food vendors, goats from Island Hill Farm, live art, lawn games, kids activities and more. We’re also launching community art projects – come and add your personal touch to a greater piece that will be created 100% by the glorious folks in our community (because it takes us all to make this place great!).
…Also, even though we party rain or shine, if you could send positive vibes for no rain, that’d be swell ✌️
Brielle Ansems – 1:00-2:00
Fraser McCallum + Roger Carter -2:30-3:30
Logan Richard – 4:00-5:00
Vince the Messenger – 5:30-7:00
Lady Soul -7:30 – 9:00
9-10 – Move the party inside the Taproom!
Upstreet Family Orchestra – 10:00-11:00
The Brood – 11:00 – 12:00
East Coast Craft Soda
East Coast Craft Soda cocktails
SIGNATURE COMMUNITY ART PROJECT:
Do Good Day PEI. People will be welcomed into a tent with hanging envelopes. In each envelope is a suggestion on a little thing to brighten someone’s day or make the Island a better place. To get one, you must first fill out your own card with a random act of good, place it in an envelope, and hang it for someone else. Then, on September 17th for Do Good Day, everyone with an envelope will open to reveal their random act of good they’ve been assigned and complete it. We’re aiming for 300 random acts of good done on September 17th!
If you’d like to volunteer for the Block Party, please email Jaz at events(at)upstreet.ca.
SEE YOU AUGUST 17TH!