Saturday, June 20, 2015
2:00 to 9:00 pm
Join us for the 7th annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 2:00 to 9:00 pm to celebrate regional wine, food and culture of northern Michigan. Get a true taste of Traverse and the surrounding region with more than 200 local wines, 8 great restaurants, 40 fine artists and 7 musical performances all in one location!
Be Entertained Great Music
Groove to musical sounds ranging from jazz and folk to funk and soul – a perfect pairing with local wine, food and art. Enjoy seven bands on two different stages – the Main Stage and the Art Gard Wine Stage. View the musical schedule here.
Taste Local Wines
Wines will be flowing into your glass as wineries from Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City and surrounding areas feature great wines reflective of local terroir. Taste from a selection of local wines from 32 wineries. View a list of participating wineries here.
Indulge Delicious Fare
Savor the flavors of fresh, local fare handmade by area chefs from top restaurants. Pair your wine with small plates for an ultimate culinary experience. View a list of participating restaurants here.
Be Inspired Beautiful Art
Regional artists feature various fine at this juried show of 40 fine artists. Search for more than 10 plain air artists around he festival creating their next masterpiece onsite. Vote for your favorites for the Peoples Choice award. View a list of participating artists here.
Learn Fun Wine Education
Join Michael Schafer, The Wine Counselor, for fun educational sessions. You’ll laugh, learn and taste some of the best wines of northern Michigan. The Wine Counselor®’s humorous and fun approach is reflected in his trademark phrase: “I taste bad wine so you don’t have to.”
Experience Hands-On Art & Wine
Join Artist Stephanie Schlatter for an Art Meets Wine Experience. Sample 3 wines while creating 3 to 4 paintings based on the wine. Ever think about what wine looks like? Explore literally and abstractly. Traveling beyond what we smell and taste creating art works inspired by wine. For some, wine looks like a abstract painting representing, perhaps, yellow for the lemon notes or pale green for pear, or just the fireworks of the palate. For others we think of the land, the vineyards where the wine is born. However you see, you will explore and leave with works of art that will serve as a one-of-a-kind souvenir.