Do you need a relaxing evening, or just an excuse to sip freely on delicious local wines? The 2012 Downtown Art & Wine Tour on May 24 may be just the answer. Stroll through downtown venues on a self-guided tour with a logo wine glass in hand, stopping to sample wines and food and admire local art along the way.
The tour runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will feature venues north of Carrillo Street. The evening concludes with an array of more food, wine and live music during the final party at the Santa Barbara Club. The party also includes a silent auction and raffle that showcases fantastic prizes, and proceeds benefit the 60th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade.
You can sample tasteful treats from restaurants such as Pascucci, Opal Restaurant and Bar, Coffee Cat and Enterprise Fish Company. Your taste buds will rejoice with complementary wine selections from The Brander Winery, Fiddlehead Cellars, Windrun Vintners and Oreana Winery, among others.
Participating venues include Artamo Gallery, featuring dynamic and thought-provoking pieces; Indigo Interiors, with furnishings that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western design styles; the exquisite diamond and gemstone pieces unique to Churchill Jewelers; and the renowned works of American art at Sullivan Goss.
Tickets for the Art & Wine Tour go on sale May 1 and can be purchased at the Arlington Theatre box office, the Downtown Organization office and guest services at the Paseo Nuevo shopping center. Advance purchase is necessary. To find more out more about the event, visit http://www.santabarbaradowntown.com or call Ashleigh at 805/962-2098 ext. 22.