Art at the Source Spring 2008
FOR: RUSSIAN RIVER WINE ROAD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beth Costa, Executive Director April 8, 2008
498 Moore Lane, Suite B/ P.O. Box 46
Healdsburg, CA 95488
CONTACT: WAGSTAFF WORLDWIDE
Ashley E. Rodgers
323.871.1151 ext. 119 office
ART AND WINE - THE PERFECT PAIRING
The Russian River Wine Road partners with “Art at the Source” to showcase local area artists at 52 wineries in Northwest Sonoma County throughout the month of May
Healdsburg, CA (April 8, 2008)—The Russian River Wine Road pairs art and wine throughout the month of May through a partnership with “Art at the Source.” Aptly named, “Art at the Wineries” month, this special event features work by local Sonoma County painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, fiber, and glass artists on display at 52 participating Russian River Wine Road members’ wineries. This month long event is a prelude to the 14th annual “Art at the Source”, a self-guided, open studio tour held the first two weekends in June. This annual event is sponsored by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, a grassroots, nonprofit arts center created in 1988 by a coalition of art, business, and community members to provide art programs and services for all sectors of the community.
“This is our first year participating in this event even though our wineries have showcased local artists for many years,” says Executive Director Beth Costa, “we are thrilled to expand our audience and merge these two arts—the art of winemaking and the visual arts.”
The “Art at the Source” www.artatthesource.org. reception will be held on May 16th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the main gallery at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. For this special event, Russian River Wine Road member Carolyn Lewis and owner of LOCALS Tasting Room in Geyersville will be the “art and wine pairing” presenter. Lewis will select art pieces to be paired with the unique award-winning boutique producers represented in her tasting room. Lewis says, “whether it’s an artist’s palette or a winemaker’s palate, the visual arts or the art of winemaking, its fun to explore each individual’s creative expression, passion, and uniqueness through wine and art.”
RUSSIAN RIVER WINE ROAD/ADD ONE
Renowned for its thriving artist community and bohemian culture, Northwest Sonoma County is rich with stunning landscapes, superb California cuisine, and world-class wineries making it the perfect getaway. The Russian River Wine Road makes it easy to plan that perfect “art in the wine country” weekend with its comprehensive website, www.wineroad.com. Visitors can now easily access information on “Art at the Wineries”
month, including participating wineries and its featured artists, as well as lodging affiliates, activities, transportation, shopping, dining, and more! Celebrate the art of fine wine and the creative and cultural arts as the “Wine Road” promotes awareness through education this May.
About the Russian River Wine Road
The Russian River Wine Road is an association of 150 wineries and 50 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, Russian River, Chalk Hill, and Green valleys in Northwest Sonoma County, a stunning landscape dotted with wineries and picturesque towns. The grandeur of the Pacific Ocean and towering redwoods lead you inland along quiet country roads only one hour north of San Francisco. And…there is always something going on along the “Wine Road” with year-round winery events, exciting new releases of wine and much more. For more information or to request a free map contact Beth Costa at 800.723.6336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the website at www.wineroad.com.
About “Art at the Source”
“Art at the Source,” West Sonoma County’s self-guided open studio tour, will open the doors to the studios of 108 professional artists for the first two weekends in June 2008
(May 31- June 1 and June 7-8). Discover Art. Discover the Artists. This will be the 14th year that Sebastopol Center for the Arts has sponsored the annual event. For further information, to order FREE color catalog with images and map, please contact Sebastopol Center for the Arts at 707.829.4797 or visit www.artatthesource.org.
LOCALS features over 62 wines from ten unique award-winning wineries and is rapidly becoming a favorite stop for a new generation of wine connoisseurs. Specializing in flight tastings, the LOCALS experience is not only fun, but also a party for your palate! Stop in and experience how to become a “Nouveau Hicks.” Please visit the website for great recipes and food pairing tips as well as great picks for hotels, restaurants, and places to visit while in the area at www.tastelocalwines.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT WAGSTAFF WORLDWIDE AT 323.871.1151