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Wine and dine



  • Kat Robinson
The big evening is coming a week from Friday, do you have your tickets yet? Of course I'm referring to the 13th Annual Wine and Food Festival at the Wildwood Center for the Arts. A chance to sample some of the 150 wines available along with lots of snackable stuff from some of Arkansas' favorite chefs. The proceeds from the $75 a ticket event go to support the Arts To Go program that's experienced by some 26,000 Arkansas schoolchildren each year. More information on the jump.

Wildwood Park Hosts Thirteenth Annual Wine & Food Festival
Friday, September 17, 2010

(Little Rock) - Grape stompers and roaming musicians will transport guests to wine country at Wildwood Park
for the Arts’ Thirteenth Annual Wine & Food Festival. On September 17, at 6:30 p.m. revel in over 150 specially
selected wines and artful edibles created by the area’s finest chefs and restaurants.

With an international selection of wines, guests will enjoy vintages from well-known and new producers. Culinary
participants include Lulav, Forty Two, Acadia, Capriccio Grill, 1620, Ferneau, Bravo! Cucina Italia, Boulevard Bread,
Blue Cake Company, Cupcakes on Kavanaugh and the Arkansas Culinary School at Pulaski Tech. A silent auction and
a cork pull add to the evening’s opportunities.

Musical talents for Wine and Food include styles inspired by cultures from around the globe. The Meshuggar
Klezmer Band and its Eastern European influenced folk melodies are sure to please the ears, while Michael
Carenbauer and his classical guitar will entertain, and polka duo, the Itinerant Locals, will lead grape stomping
activities outside in the dessert pavilion.

Proceeds from Wine and Food Festival will help support the Park’s statewide educational touring production, Art
To Go!. Last year, over 26,000 elementary students experienced Wildwood’s educational touring show in over 40
Arkansas communities. A portion of the Festival’s proceeds will also help match a grant provided by the Arkansas
Arts Council for the Park’s new Arts in Education residency at Chenal Elementary.

Sponsors include Gazers of Arkansas, Deltic Timber, the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the Little Rock
Convention & Visitors Bureau, Soiree, Arkansas Times and AY magazine. Wildwood’s underwriters also include
Thoma Thoma and Aristotle.

Tickets for Wine and Food are $75 each. Contact 501-821-7275 to purchase tickets or visit Wildwood Park online at

About Wildwood Park for the Arts
Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, is home to Little Rock’s Unique Botanical Gardens and Lucy
Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre. A center for the arts located in western Little Rock's Chenal Valley, Wildwood’s
vision is to challenge the intellect, engage the imagination and celebrate the human spirit through encounters with
nature and a full spectrum of the cultural arts: visual, performing, literary, horticultural, culinary and more.

Wildwood Park is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. The Park’s arts programming, educational projects, and the
growth and maintenance of Wildwood’s gardens are made possible by the contribution of funds, time and energy
of generous donors and volunteers throughout our community. Wildwood is supported in part by Deltic Timber,
the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of
Arkansas Heritage.

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