Sip & Stroll Returns to EpiCentre in September
Second annual festival celebrates local art, wine and music
CHARLOTTE, NC – Admirers of art, amateur sommeliers and live music enthusiasts alike will converge on uptown Charlotte this September for the second annual Sip & Stroll at EpiCentre.
Sip & Stroll is a two-day family-friendly art, wine and music festival featuring artwork and demonstrations by local and national artists, wine from over 20 wineries and live music throughout all three levels of EpiCentre. Artwork will be on display during the festival and guests will have the opportunity to meet and interact with as well as purchase pieces directly from the artists. On the music side, the smooth jazz sounds of 5th & York will fill the uptown air from 7-10 p.m. on Friday night, while Saturday’s soundtrack will include Buff Dillard & Uniq Blend from 2-4 p.m. and the Temple All-Stars from 5-7 p.m.
The festival begins on Friday night, September 16 with a VIP kickoff reception from 7-10 p.m. Sip & Stroll resumes Saturday at noon and continues through 8 p.m. that evening. Tickets are available online at SipAndStrollCharlotte.com; prices are $20 apiece for Friday and Saturday or $30 for a two-day weekend pass. Complimentary souvenir wine glasses will be provided to patrons with ticket purchase. Areas will be reserved for kids to enjoy face painting, performance actors and other exciting activities.
Artists interested in participating in Sip & Stroll can submit work for consideration in the following categories: Basketry, Clay, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed-Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Wood. Artists must provide their own booths, set up and table. Artists will keep 100% commission of their art sold. All artists are invited for the VIP reception Friday night featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, drinks, art demonstrations and live music. Applicants must submit four digital images of their work and one image of his/her outdoor booth space along with a completed artist application, which is available at SipAndStrollCharlotte.com.
“Sip & Stroll is an opportunity for local artists to gain exposure in the community and in turn for the community to support their own,” said Kellie Scott, owner of RedSky Gallery, which has locations at EpiCentre and Elizabeth Avenue. “We have lots of talent in Charlotte and as a community we need to help foster its growth.”
EpiCentre is the Southeast’s hub for dining, entertainment, recreation, nightlife and hospitality. Featuring an innovative design and accommodating layout, EpiCentre is home to over three dozen unique concepts encompassing over half a million square feet. The restaurants, shops and nightspots at EpiCentre are perfectly situated around an open air pavilion offering dramatic views of the Charlotte skyline. Located at the intersection of Trade and College Streets, EpiCentre is in the heart of vibrant uptown Charlotte, just blocks away from prominent businesses and venues such as Bank of America Corporate Center, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte Convention Center and the new NASCAR Hall of Fame and Museum. Best of all, EpiCentre is easily accessible from anywhere, including a convenient stop on the LYNX Blue Line.
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