Early Bird, VIP Tickets on Sale Now for 18th Annual Art of Wine Festival

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, January 31, 2018 – Northwest Arkansas’ premier wine and food event,  the 18th annual Art of Wine Festival, will take place June 8-9, 2018 at Walton Arts Center. Art of Wine offers two curated events that give patrons the opportunity to sample some of the world’s finest wines and an array of artfully crafted local cuisine in a fun, unique atmosphere.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at waltonartscenter.org, in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, or by calling 479.443.5600. You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets to all Art of Wine events.

Art of Wine Festival Events:

Uncorked! The Party of the Summer
Friday, June 8 | 7-11 pm at Walton Arts Center

Enjoy tastings of an assortment of wine, beer, spirits and food from local restaurants, live music, art and games in both the indoor and outdoor spaces at Walton Arts Center.

A limited number of Early Bird tickets are now available for $60, a $15 discount on the regular ticket price. These tickets include unlimited wine and food samples and access to activations. Tickets to the VIP Tasting are available for $150 while supplies last and include early entry to the event, access to all food, wine and activations as well as entry into VIP tasting room with reserved selections of wines as well as additional food and live music.

Winemaker’s Dinner
Saturday, June 9 | 6-9 pm at Walton Arts Center

Billie Jo Starr is the honorary chair of this gourmet evening which features wines by E&J Gallo Winery paired with a six-course meal prepared by Bordinos Restaurant & Wine Bar as well as a live and silent auction. Dinner tickets are $225, and $50 of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

About Art of Wine 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, Arkansans and visitors from across the country have enjoyed Walton Arts Center’s Art of Wine Festival. 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,” says Wayne and Diane Callahan, Walton Arts Center patrons and loyal Art of Wine supporters. 

Available again this year in time for the event, the Art of Wine mobile app will give patrons the ability to easily search for wines by their location at the event, by type and by region. They can add wines to their favorites, to the wish list within the app and even send their wish list to Liquor World.

Proceeds from the Art of Wine Festival support Walton Arts Center, a nonprofit arts presenting organization serving the region for more than 25 years. Each year more than 195,000 community members experience a variety of performing arts at Walton Arts Center and approximately 45,000 school children and teachers in Arkansas participate in our arts education and outreach programs.  

Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information. 

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.