Thanks for making the 13th Annual Art of Wine a tremendous success!

More than $115,000 was raised for Walton Arts Center programming!

Photo by Ironside Photography.


ON SALE NOW! 2014 Art of Wine Festival – June 12-14, 2014

Join us for the 14th Annual Art of Wine festival, featuring three days of evening events for wine novices and connoisseurs alike.
Gather with your friends.  Taste wines you've never tasted.  Discover your new favorite vintage.
And, sample cuisine from the area's finest restaurants. All proceeds support Walton Arts Center's programs.

Find the evening that's right for you, or experience them all!  

Click here to view featured items available during our
Art of Wine Silent Auction

The Winemaker's Dinner
Thursday, June 12, 6pm
Onstage in Baum Walker Hall
$200 per person | SOLD OUT!

Dine and mingle on the same stage where Broadway stars and entertainment legends have performed. Enjoy an exclusive evening with a five-course meal prepared by Ella’s Restaurant and paired with an array of outstanding wines.

The featured winemaker is Scott Kozel, Vice President of Coastal Winemaking for E.&J. Gallo Winery.  Mr. Kozel, who began his wine career as an Enologist, will help uncover the chemistry of winemaking.

This evening also features one of the most unique silent auctions in the region. Bid on art, wine and special items such as: 

  • A guitar autographed by The Doobie Brothers
  • Large format bottles of wine
  • In home dinner parties
  • Tickets to the hottest shows coming to Walton Arts Center

Menus and wines to be announced soon!

Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets.  $50 of the ticket price of this event is tax-deductible. 

Uncorked: Friday Night Tasting
Friday, June 13, 7pm
Walton Arts Center
$80 per person | Reserve Now

Friday night at Art of Wine is the party of the summer. You can choose from a selection of more than 400 different wines from around the world and food from the area’s best restaurants - all in a festive party atmosphere in the heart of Northwest Arkansas' entertainment district. Once again, this evening will feature a silent auction which will include unique art, wine and entertainment items. So grab your friends, enjoy the tasting experience and discover your new favorite wine!

Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets.   


Premier Tasting
Saturday, June 14, 6pm
Baum Walker Hall
$150 per person | Reserve now

The Premier Tasting is a grand opportunity for discerning wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs. For the price of an elite bottle, you can sample many of the finest wines in the world, some of which are not available except at prestigious wine festivals like this one. Featured wines may include: Opus One, Dom Perignon, Honig and Mondavi. Guests will enjoy delectable heavy hors d'ouevres prepared by the Northwest Arkansas' best chefs, and a selection of silent auction items will be up for bid, including unique art, wine and entertainment items. 

Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets.  $50 of the ticket price of this event is tax-deductible.

Inn at Carnall Hall Art of Wine Room Rate

Inn at Carnall Hall is excited to partner with the Walton Arts Center for Art of Wine. Just off the University campus, and within walking distance to the Walton Arts Center, the Inn at Carnall Hall is the perfect place to stay during Art of Wine! Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, wi-fi and parking during your discounted stay at the Inn at Carnall Hall. Celebrate Art of Wine in style, at the only Historic Hotel of American I Northwest Arkansas. Call 479-582-0400 for reservations. 

Rate: $109/night
Valid: June 12-14, 2014
Subject to availability  

More about the Festival

You don't need to book an expensive trip to Napa Valley when one of the South's premier wine tasting events happens right here in Northwest Arkansas!  Since 2000, Walton Arts Center's Art of Wine Festival has been enjoyed by Arkansans and visitors from across the country.  This annual, multi-day wine and food festival has quickly grown into one of the largest in the region, featuring hundreds of wines, food from dozens of area restaurants and live entertainment. 

"We have attended Art of Wine events for years and regard it as one of the premier events in Northwest Arkansas!", said Wayne and Diane Callahan, Walton Arts Center patrons and loyal Art of Wine supporters. 

Proceeds from the Art of Wine Festival support Walton Arts Center, a nonprofit arts presenting organization serving the region for more than twenty years. Each year more than 200,000 community members experience a variety of performing arts at Walton Arts Center and approximately 50,000 school children and teachers in Arkansas participate in our arts education and outreach programs.  

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