We’ve filled our walls with master copies of famous artwork painted by students from the Gage Academy of Art. The bar holds public drink-and-draw nights each second Thursday, complete with live models.

The master copies in the Royals and Renegades Gallery (upstairs) and the Ballast Bar (downstairs) were created by artists from the Aristides Atelier at Gage Academy of Art on Capitol Hill. These works celebrate a centuries-old technique known as, “master-copying,” a foundation of the classical training in the Aristides Atelier. Under the guidance of master artist Juliette Aristides, students chose subject matter that reflectsthe aesthetic vision of Capitol Cider — a journey by stormy seas fro the Old World to the New, and the history and heritage of cider culture as seen through the eyes aof clipper ship captains and family characters.