Castellani Art Museum Announces Competition for Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls Collector’s Pin Design

January 24, 2013  |  by Susan Clements

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has been chosen to partner with Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls for the company’s 2013 Charity Pin Project. The Castellani Art Museum will receive a portion of the proceeds from sales of the pin.

“The Castellani Art Museum is a good fit for this year’s theme, The Art of Rock,” said Bob Bloom, Hard Rock International’s regional retail manager.

Hard Rock pin collecting has become a huge phenomenon with locations all over the world producing their own unique pins. The pin produced for this year’s Charity Pin Project will be introduced at a collector’s event held in mid-March.

The Castellani Art Museum is seeking submissions for the design which will be used to produce this year’s pin. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 18, 2013. at noon. Artwork must be mailed or delivered to the Castellani Art Museum, P.O. Box 1938, Niagara University, NY 14109, Attn: Michael Beam. No digital submissions will be accepted. Design specifications may be downloaded at the museum’s website.

The final design will be selected by the Castellani Art Museum working in collaboration with Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls. The winning artist will receive a dinner for 10 people at Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls.

For more information, please contact Michael Beam at 716.286.8286 or ude.aragainnull@maebjm.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 177 venues in 58 countries, including 141 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Melaka and San Jose. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit