Stroll through downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, view artwork by local artists at galleries, restaurants, and other businesses, and enjoy samples of wine or other refreshment. Most artwork is available for sale, and artists are on-hand to discuss their work.
The Art & Wine Walk (an adult event) begins at the Blue Moose Bar & Grill in East Grand Forks or the GuestHouse Town House Inn at 710 1st Avenue North in Grand Forks. (Insider tip: If you want to avoid long lines, start at the Guesthouse) Maps can be purchased for $15 any time between 1-4:15pm. Active Military with valid ID receive $5 off. Participants (21 and over) receive a wristband, allowing participation in wine tasting.*
The champagne reception at the Empire Arts Center, sponsored by the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau, caps the event at 5pm. At the reception, patrons receive a free Art & Wine Walk wine glass, and there is the chance to win any of 7 gift baskets, donated by participating Art & Wine Walk businesses. Patrons with stamps on their maps from every venue are eligible for a special grand prize.
A LETTER FROM A HAPPY VISITOR
Dear NoVAC & GGF Convention & Visitors Bureau,
I had to write and tell you about the most magical thing that happened the other day. After much persuasion, I managed to talk my mother and father into attending an Art & Wine Walk. My husband and I have only missed one Art & Wine Walk (because of our wedding) but my parents rarely attend this sort of thing. They. Loved. It. After going to every stop, my father, a humble hardworking man, proud as punch, won the River City Jewelers pearl necklace (at the champagne reception at the Empire) and walked up to get his prize in his signature overalls. Two days later, mom and dad celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary - the Pearl Anniversary. You truly made their day magical with your gift of the pearls, wine, refreshment, music and fine company. Thanks so much for the
Art & Wine Walk! - KKD
The Art & Wine Walk is organized by the North Valley Arts Council and the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau. Click here for information on becoming an Art & Wine Walk artist or hosting business.
*Because of state law, people under 21+ are not allowed into some of the venues.