ARTIST in RESIDENCE

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Artist in Residence is a collaboration between Garden & Gun and Palmetto Bluff that celebrates the arts, fosters creativity, and offers a hands-on education. The program invites notable artists, including winners of G&G’s Made in the South Awards, to stay in the Artist Cottage in Moreland Village.

Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh

May Artist of the Month May 4-8

Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh

Richmond, Virginia


Introduced as kids through their parents’ friendship, Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh formed a strong connection from the start. Years down the road, a well-timed meet-up at a sheep station in Australia brought their shared passion for home brewing and the craft beer culture into focus. It was there, at Hardywood Park, that they shared their first glass of full-flavored, home-brewed beer, inspiring the next ten years of hard work and planning. With Eric on the business side and Patrick helming the brewing, the duo turned their dream into reality with the launch of Richmond, Virginia’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in 2011. One of only two craft breweries in Richmond at the time, Hardywood later hosted the signing of SB 604, allowing craft breweries to sell beer from their taprooms directly to consumers, thus paving the way for Richmond to become one of the top craft beer destinations in the world. Today, Hardywood operates a 20-barrel brew house and taproom, plus another 60-barrel brew house, continuing to deliver on its promise of quality brewing, local sourcing, environmental stewardship, and community engagement.

2020 Artist Lineup

October // Southern Baked Pie Company

Amanda Wilbanks

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May // Hardywood Brewery

Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh

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August // Award-Winning Author

Cassandra King Conroy

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December // Dorothy Shain Contemporary Art

Dorothy Shain

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