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Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival
November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winnsboro Center for the Arts is pleased to present the perfect fall weekend! Winnsboro’s 14th annual Art & Wine Festival is returning to the downtown streets of this charming East Texas town on November 10 and 11. The event allows guests to meander Winnsboro’s downtown Cultural Arts District while taking in juried artwork from 60-plus professional artists, wine sampling from a dozen regional wineries, culinary treats from local food vendors and live music. Admission to the event is FREE; hours for Friday, November 10, are 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., with wineries open until 8 p.m.; hours for Saturday, November 11, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year’s event features art – paintings, sculptures, jewelry, glasswork, photography, textiles and more – from professional artists locally and around the U.S. Several regional wineries will be onsite for tasting, retail sales and pairing with specialty meats, cheeses and gourmet olive oils. Food trucks and vendors will offer East Texas cuisine and specialty items such as cigars. Guests will also enjoy live music from Texas singer/songwriters.
The town of Winnsboro is the ideal setting for this annual event. In 2009, Winnsboro was one of the first Texas towns chosen by the Texas Commission for the Arts for its Cultural Arts District pilot program. The program supports communities with thriving cultural and artistic resources.
Winnsboro’s Cultural Arts District includes the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, whose goal is to bring educational programming, cultural experiences and entertainment to the people of Winnsboro and surrounding East Texas communities. The center is a vibrant venue that hosts concerts, theater productions, art exhibits, classes and workshops, and literary events. Its Bowery Stage has attracted well-known performers such as Peter Yarrow, Judy Collins, Kinky Friedman, Michael Martin Murphey and Sara Hickman. The downtown area also features nine blocks of unique galleries, delightful restaurants, eclectic shops and upscale boutiques.
“Winnsboro Center for the Arts is committed to the artistic community we are cultivating here in East Texas and we are proud of the reputation we have developed as an arts and culture destination in our state,” said Chris Brown, co-chair for the Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival. “This event is just one of many that we offer throughout the year that brings our community together and celebrates creative expression.
“The Art & Wine Festival is the perfect way for art and wine lovers to spend a fall weekend in Texas,” added Brown, who owns downtown Winnsboro’s Modern Country Art and Design Gallery. “Winnsboro offers a quaint historical downtown surrounded by deep piney woods, lakes, rolling hills and a slower way of life. We are excited to share our town and everything it offers with those looking for a weekend escape!”
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ABOUT WINNSBORO CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Winnsboro Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Winnsboro, Texas. As a multi-disciplinary arts center, it serves communities throughout Northeast Texas, engaging people in educational programming, cultural experiences, and entertainment.