Art of Wine pours Saturday


By Karen Kennedy

The fifth annual Art of Wine event, sponsored by IU Health North Hospital, is July 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Arts & Design District.

Many of the merchants in the district will offer special sales and promotions during the festival, and the galleries will host exhibits that spotlight wine-inspired works created by local, national and international artists. Giant, custom-designed wine bottles and glasses also will be on display.

The event is open to groups of all ages and admission is free. Adults 21 and over can purchase a tasting glass for $15 (cash only; photo ID required) and enjoy unlimited samplings from more than 15 wine tasting locations in the district. Bottles of wine will also be available for sale at many of the wineries’ booths, and most of them will accept credit cards.

Live entertainment will be provided by national recording artists Kopecky Family Band, who have performed at Lollapalooza and also co-headlined with the Lumineers last year. They will perform on the main stage at 7 p.m.

The Carmel Arts & Design District is home to more than 100 businesses, including art galleries, restaurants, antique dealers, design showrooms, boutiques and creative service providers.

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