SEIZE THE WINE AT THE 18TH ANNUAL ART OF WINE FESTIVAL
That’s right, we're not only home to groundbreaking productions and Broadway musicals, but also the host of the party of the summer. Why 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, our annual Art of Wine Festival has been enjoyed by Arkansans and visitors from across the country. The 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.
Whether you’re a self-proclaimed sommelier or you enjoy a fun night out with friends, Art of Wine is a one-of-a-kind experience that will have you saying, "Sip, Sip, Hooray!"
Details & Sneak Peaks At Art of Wine's Two Can't Miss Events Below:
Uncorked! The Party of the Summer
Friday, June 8
Uncorked! includes more than 50 wine tastings, artfully crafted food samplings of local cuisine, a Bubbles Room dedicated to champagne and sparkling wines that will have you saying, "yes way rosé!" There’s also a space for beer and spirit fans to get “all hopped up” and for the luxury guest, treat yourself in the VIP Tasting in the Reserve Room with premium wines and culinary experiences - you’ll be on cloud wine.
The Party of the Summer incorporates the breathtaking design and mix of indoor and outdoor vignettes across our campus. Take the theater main stage to sample world-class wines, then stroll through the Sudduth Garden Room and Rose Garden, visual arts gallery and beautiful atrium lobby, all the while being inspired from every space at Uncorked!
Uncorked! includes interactive games, live art and entertainment that will keep the festivities going all night long. Dance along to the beat with friends, test your skills with interactive games and activations, and enjoy the laid back vibe of a night out.
- Guests take home an Art of Wine Riedel Wine Glass
- Masterfully Mixed Entertainment by DJ Derrick
- Giant Connect4, Chess & Checkers
- Craft Food From Bordinos, MOD, Meji, Theo's, Alchemy, Ella's Table & MORE!
- NEW at UNCORKED! Awaken Your 6th Sense Room- more to come on a later blog!
- NEW at UNCORKED! Cigar Lounge with experienced tobacconists who will assist guests in finding the perfect cigar pairing, cutting and lighting services.
Saturday, June 9
Take life one sip at a time and enjoy a gourmet evening at the Winemaker’s Dinner hosted by honorary chair Billie Jo Starr.
Featuring wines from Washington State offered by E&J Gallo Winery paired with a six-course meal by Bordinos Restaurant & Wine Bar, the Winemaker’s Dinner is a decadent evening for any food and wine lover.
The Baum Walker Hall stage is transformed so that attendees can dine and mingle on the same stage where Broadway stars and entertainment legends have performed at this exclusive event.
- Live and Silent Auctions
- Exclusive and Intimate Atmosphere
- The Premier Dining Experience in Northwest Arkansas
Art of Wine
Uncorked! The Party of the Summer
Friday, June 8 from 7-11 pm
Saturday, June 9 from 6-9 pm
Proceeds from the Art of Wine Festival support Walton Arts Center education programs. Each year more than 200,000 community members experience a variety of performing arts at our venue and approximately 50,000 school children and teachers in Arkansas participate in our arts education and outreach programs.