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The 2017 Preview Parties 

Friday June 23rd, 6pm-9pm

Friday June 30th, 6pm-9pm

A special Preview Party is held on the evening before both Artfests.  The Preview Party is your first chance to view and buy the works on display. And remember that each Artfest has entirely different artists and music so be sure to join us for both events.  Your Preview Party Ticket purchase includes beverages, food, and live music. 

Preview Parties are limited to guests age 21 & over.

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*Preview Parties are held rain or shine, and all ticket reservations and sales for these events are final.


Wine: Preview Parties boast a selection of red and white wines specifically paired with the South American cuisine provided at this year's parties by Market District.   

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1. Burgans Albarino: A bright greenish yellow colour with golden highlights.  A uniquely fruity aroma where the variety is clearly appreciated, highlighting hints of ripe apples, apricots, and peach aromas.  it is rich, mellow and well-balanced. The aftertaste is fully rounded and off dry on the palate with juicy fruit flavors, clean acidity and a long, mineral-dominated finish.

2. Jumilla Fuerza: This wine is the result of a severe selection of the best grapes of MonastrellCabernet Sauvignon variety. The grapes were harvested in the third week of October, at its optimum ripening point in 15 kg boxes.  The selected fruit was chosen by the same wisely hands that did it the previous year.  The grapes corresponding to each variety were fermentedmacerated in contact with the skin for 20/30 days at a controlled temperature of 28ºC.  It has spent 12 months in new American oak barrel.

3. Bartenura Moscato: Crisp and refreshing, semi sweet, with lingering pear, tangerine, nectar and melon flavors on the finish.

4. Bartenura Pinot Grigio: Well-balanced, dry with pear and honeysuckle flavors and a fresh clean finish.

5. Allegrini Valpolicella: Well-structured wine, with a soft, long and persistent finish. Brilliant ruby red in colour, with a pleasant scent of wild berries. Dry and velvety on the palate, it is characterized by a bitter almond finish.

*All items subject to change based on availability


Beer: We have joined forces with Founders Brewing Company to bring you a great selection of award-winning craft beers.

Learn more about the world-class, craft beer created by Founders Brewing Company.


Hard Cider:  Rhinegeist Semi-Dry

Cider fermented to amplify the fragrance and essence of the apples whilst achieving a delightful, lip-smacking dryness.

*Semi Dry Hard Cider is not certified gluten-free as it is brewed on equipment shared with beer and may contain malt. We do everything to make sure the cider product stays away from any gluten (ie tanks, canning lines and beer lines are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before switching between products), but cannot guarantee that it does. 


Market District Food:

Market District will be providing party goers with a phenomenal array of South American cuisine prepared by their Executive Chef, John Belt

(Chef John Belt from the Giant Eagle Market District shares one of his favorite dishes and tell you about the store.)

 

Hors d'oeuvres are served throughout the Preview Parties and the central food tent hosts an amazing selection of meats, antipasta, imported and domestic cheeses, South American cuisine, fruits, and desserts designed to compliment your Artfest experience.  Enjoy this and more as part of your all-inclusive Preview Party Ticket purchase.

 


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:

June 23rd - Cats On Holiday 6pm - 9pm

June 30th - The Island Doctor 6pm - 9pm

 


Preview Party Pricing:

Tickets for the Preview Parties are $54 with an advance purchase(deadline: June 22nd for Artfest I & June 29th for Artfest II)* , $64 regular price (at the door)*.

*Preview Parties are held rain or shine, and all ticket reservations and sales for these events are final.

        

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