Preview Parties

Show I:  FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH, 6PM-9PM  SOLD OUT

Show II:  THURSDAY, JULY 5TH, 6PM-9PM (rain or shine)

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.  Each Preview Party features a selection of food paired with fine wines and Great Lakes Brewing Company craft beers that patrons may enjoy while perusing and purchasing art.  The live music transforms Artfest's Preview Parties into the perfect summer evenings.  Your Preview Party Ticket purchase includes beverages, food, and live music. 

Tickets for the Preview Parties are $54 with an advance reservation and $64 once the advance reservation date passes.  Be sure to buy your tickets early as these shows have been known to sell out. Advance reservations must be made by midnight on 6/28 for the Show 1 Preview Party, and by midnight on 7/4 for the Show 2 Preview Party.

Preview Parties are limited to guests age 21 & over.

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

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Great Lakes Brewing Company beer garden featuring the following on tap:

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PLUS, PUB EXCLUSIVE, Gose!

click on the bottle to learn more about each beer!

Also on tap:

BUBBLES ROSE ALE & VIRTUE CIDER MICHIGAN HONEY (GF)    


PREVIEW PARTY CATERING by market District.  this summer's theme is americana fare paired with the following wines:

Preview Party I:

1) Badger Mountain Riesling: This wine boasts a layered fragrance of pineapple, lemon, tropical fruits, along with a slight touch of mineral on the nose.

2) Alexander Valley Rose of Sangiovese: The flavors of watermelon, strawberry, peach, berry and a hint of minerality keep you coming back for another sip.

3) Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc: This is a medium to light-bodied Sauvignon Blanc, where the complexity of stone fruit and green apples, yield to a very citrusy, crisp finish.  

4) Votre Sante Pinot Noir: Juicy black cherry and plum character, accented with tea leaves, oak and a hint of minerality, round out the palate and carry over the long, complex finish.

5) Lockhart Chardonnay:  This Chardonnay is unoaked to allow the fruit and varietal characteristics of the wine to shine through.

6) OZV Zinfandel:  Flavors of sweet cherries, blackberries and earthy spice. 

7) Bonterra Merlot:  Its old-world style is characterized by deep aromas of chocolate, cola spice, and cranberry. 


Preview Party II:

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1) Badger Mountain Riesling: This wine boasts a layered fragrance of pineapple, lemon, tropical fruits, along with a slight touch of mineral on the nose.

2) Alexander Valley Rose of Sangiovese: The flavors of watermelon, strawberry, peach, berry and a hint of minerality keep you coming back for another sip.

3) Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc: This is a medium to light-bodied Sauvignon Blanc, where the complexity of stone fruit and green apples, yield to a very citrusy, crisp finish.  

4) Votre Sante Pinot Noir: Juicy black cherry and plum character, accented with tea leaves, oak and a hint of minerality, round out the palate and carry over the long, complex finish.

5) Lockhart Chardonnay:  This Chardonnay is unoaked to allow the fruit and varietal characteristics of the wine to shine through.

6) OZV Zinfandel:  Flavors of sweet cherries, blackberries and earthy spice. 

7) Pacific Redwood Organic Red: Medium-bodied, packed with flavors of blackberry and plum - all from organically-grown grapes processed with no added sulfites or other synthetic preservatives.


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:

SHOW I - PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH

  CATS ON HOLIDAY: 6PM-9PM

Roots-based, Swamp Pop band that has been pleasing Ohio audiences for 15 years with our own special blend of Texas and Louisiana inspired Blues & Zydeco, infused with healthy doses of original songs and poems about urban life.



SHOW II - PREVIEW PARTY: ThursDAY, JUly 5TH

  The island doctor: 6PM-9PM

The Island Doctor provides a unique style of island music by recreating some of the more popular island tunes along with his own tropical melodies. His performance is sure to send you on a well deserved vacation.