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Just like a good Beaujolais, the Greater Grand Forks Art & Wine Walk keeps getting better with age.
The first glass of wine was poured back in 2006, when the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and North Valley Arts Council (NoVAC) joined forces to host one of the most popular annual events our community has ever known. A few years back, the CVB handed over its duties to the Downtown Development Association (DDA) who now partner with the Public Arts Commission (PAC) to ensure Art & Wine Walk remains as SimplyGrand as ever!
Traditionally, this event has been a monthly summer-only occurrence. However, organizers have now decided to hold Walks throughout the year, with the next one scheduled for Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 5 PM. Art & Wine Walk offers regional artists a chance to display their talents and wares at several downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks venues. A sample of wine will be available, at specified sites, for those 21 years of age and older. Some locations may also choose to serve nonalcoholic beverages and appetizers, along with featuring live music.
On the day of the event, a wristband and map listing participating businesses may be purchased for $20 at either of two starting locations: Rhombus Brewing Company in Grand Forks or Blue Moose Bar & Grill in East Grand Forks. A partial list of participants includes: Kittsona; Riverwalk Artists; Voxxy; Brick & Barley; Ely’s Ivy; Sky’s and The Ember. At each place you visit, someone will stamp your map. When you’ve completed the Walk, make sure to turn in your map at one of the start-up locations, as this enters you in a drawing to win one of several fabulous prizes! At that time, all participants will also receive a complimentary wine glass.
Since there are only three more chances in 2018 to experience this fun event…it’s time to get some friends together, stroll through our beautiful downtowns and savor the variety of fine art and wine our two cities have to offer! And if you want a little fun after the sun goes down, our trendy Downtown District has great nightlife options. Just some of the hotspots to check out are Half Brothers Brewing Company, Joe Black’s, Level 10, The Loft, Sickies and Up North Pizza Pub.
More information about Art & Wine Walk and all #SimplyGrand Greater Grand Forks events may be found on the Calendar of Events.