Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Art Alliance of Idyllwild Gears Up for its 13th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting

Art Alliance of Idyllwild Gears Up for its 13th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting

2010 Art Walk and Wine Tasting

Presented by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild

Dear Art Lover,
Each October, art and wine lovers flock to the mountain town of Idyllwild for the Art Alliance of Idyllwild's 13th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting. It's a fun-filled day of exquisite art, special exhibits, festive music, delicious appetizers and outstanding California wines and it's all in the name of education.

The Art Walk and Wine Tasting is the AAI's largest event of the year and a fundraiser for art education in local schools. It is also the culmination of each year's Second Saturday's series, which features a noteworthy art event on the second Saturday of selected months from March through October.

This year's Art Walk and Wine Tasting takes place Saturday, October 9th from 2 -5pm. A commemorative, collector's wineglass is your ticket to sample the wares of more than a dozen wineries represented along the gallery route. Hart Winery, Stuart Winery, Mega Wines, Middle Ridge Winery, PMDL Distributer, South Coast Winery, Wiens Winery, Sunshine Mountain Winery, DenBeste Vineyards, La Serenissima Winery and Young's Market are among those who will introduce some new releases and bring along their old favorites.

Your $25 wineglass purchase helps promote art and art education in Idyllwild. Proceeds go to Idyllwild School's smARTS program and to the scholarship fund at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Wineglasses can be reserved ahead of time through the Town Crier web site (www.towncrier.com) or purchases at Idyllwild Realty (North Circle Drive - across from the Rustic Theater) on the day of the event. Group rates are available.

Artists and galleries have prepared special exhibits for the event. At Quiet Creek 'Living Room' Gallery, award-winning landscape paintings, ceramics, and photography will command your attention while you enjoy eclectic tunes, courtesy of house DJ "Mikey."

At The Courtyard Galleries, lively sounds from the popular band "Change Required" will enhance the courtyard's ambience while Nel Ivancich's new exhibit, "Paper or Plastic," will provide a thought provoking focal point "Californian's use approximately 19 billion plastic bags annually," says Ivancich. "These bags eventually migrate to our landfills or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a circular hodgepodge of litter in the North Pacific Ocean that is the size of Texas." Work by the gallery's seven permanent artists will also be on display.

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote art, artists and galleries in Idyllwild, California, which ranks as one of the top 100 art towns in America. For more information about the Art Walk and Wine Tasting or other AAI activities, please call 877-439-5278 or visit our web site at http://www.artinidyllwild.com/.
We hope you will join us!

Sincerely,Art Alliance of Idyllwild

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