The 16th annual Art of Wine Festival, Arkansas’ premier wine and food event, will take place June 8-10 at Walton Arts Center. Art of Wine offers three enticing events with 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 for the events can be purchased online at Art of Wine Festival or by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479.443.5600. You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets to all Art of Wine events.

This year’s event features the popular WINE PULL at both the Friday Uncorked Tasting as well as the Saturday Premier Tasting. For just $20 you can get a surprise bottle of wine, with a minimum value of $20. For $50 you can get three bottles of wine, each with a minimum value of $20. A Bubbles Room, featuring an array of sparkling wines, has been added this year to both the Friday and Saturday night tastings.

Also new this year is the Art of Wine App, available from the Apple® App StoreSM and available soon on Google Play™. The app gives patrons the ability to easily search for wines by their location at the event, by type and by region. You can add wines to your favorites and to the wish list within the app and even send your wish list to Liquor World.

Proceeds from the Art of Wine Festival support Walton Arts Center, the region’s nonprofit arts and entertainment organization. Each year more than 190,000 community members experience a variety of performing arts at Walton Arts Center venues and approximately 45,500 school children and teachers in Arkansas participate in the organization’s arts education and outreach programs.

Art of Wine Festival Events:

The Winemaker’s Dinner
Thursday, June 8 at 6 pm
Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
Tickets: $200

Dine and mingle on the same stage where Broadway stars and entertainment legends have performed. Enjoy an evening with a six-course meal created by Bordino’s restaurant exclusively for this event. Each course has been thoughtfully paired with outstanding wines by J Vineyards and Winery. This evening also features one of the most unique silent auctions in the region. Bid on art, wine and other special items.

*$50 of the ticket price of this event is tax-deductible.

Uncorked: Friday Night Tasting
Friday, June 9 at 7 pm
Walton Arts Center
Tickets: $80

This is the party of the summer! You can choose from a selection of more than 800 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. Vintners and winery representatives from across will be on-site and available to discuss the featured wines. So grab your friends, discover your new favorite wine and experience all of Walton Arts Center’s newly renovated spaces on this special evening.

Premier Tasting
Saturday, June 10 at 6 pm
Baum Walker Hall
Tickets: $150

This event 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. Guests enjoy delectable heavy hors d'ouevres prepared by Northwest Arkansas' best chefs, 400 featured and a selection of silent auction items will be up for bid.

*$50 of the ticket price of this event is tax-deductible.