Tickets go on sale May 2 for the 2011 Downtown Santa Barbara Art & Wine Tour on May 26 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this popular downtown event where participants enjoy a self guided tour of downtown venues prepared with a logo wine glass in hand for tasting wines and sampling delicious foods at every stop. Proceeds will once again benefit the 59th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade.
Tour participating venues: 33 Jewels at El Paseo, 3D Studio Gallery, Alchemy Arts Center, Blush, Brooks Institute, Bryant & Sons, CASA Magazine, Imagine, James Main Fine Art, Jane Deering Gallery, Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and Wall Space Gallery.
Sample delicious hors d’oeuvres from participating restaurants: Alchemy Arts Café, Aldo’s Italian Restaurant, Blush, Bouchon Santa Barbara, Coast Restaurant and Bar, Coffee Cat, The Greek House Café, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant, Mac’s Fish and Chip Shop, Opal Restaurant and Bar, Paradise Cafe, Pascucci, Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro, SOhO Restaurant and Music Club, Spoon Santa Barbara Gelato, Wahoo’s Fish Taco and Wine Cask.
Taste remarkable wines from participating wineries: Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, Bridlewood Estate Winery, Carina Cellars, Consilience & Tre Anelli, Kalyra Winery, Lincourt Vineyards, Moet Hennessy Portfolio, Santa Barbara Collection, Santa Barbara Winery, Whitcraft Winery and The Winehound.
The Final Party (new location this year) at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum features more food, more wine, live music and dancing with Area 51 and a silent auction and raffle showcasing wonderful gifts and packages–all to benefit the 59th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade in December.
Tickets are $55 for the tour and final party. They can be purchased at the Arlington Theatre Box Office (credit card or cash + $1 surcharge per ticket); at the Downtown Organization office – 27B East de la Guerra Street (M-F, 8am-5pm, cash, check or credit card); and at Paseo Nuevo Guest Services (cash or check). A limited number of tickets are sold and advance purchase is necessary. Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum at 136 East De la Guerra Street. For more information, please call (805) 962-2098, ext. 24 or visit www.santabarbaradowntown.com.