Wednesday, February 29, 2012

First Friday Art Walk. Wine is LIQUID ART.

Taste ART
BE A PART OF ART (03/02/12)

Indulge in a bounty of artists in diverse mediums during the First Friday Art Walk. Oh and take in some WINE as well.

Sip's FIRST FRIDAY includes only places that also pour wine. After all. wine is liquid Art and this is a WINE blog :) All venues will be open Friday, March 3, 2012 from 5:30-8:00PM unless noted otherwise.
SIP has added a few participating wine/art stops that aren't on the official list which is at available at http://www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php

(The * is for Spokane wineries)

Sip's list is only art stops that include WINE, which is liquid art.
DOWNTOWN:

*Barili Cellars
608 W. 2nd
Join Barili Cellars on Friday, March 2, from 4 to 9 p.m. and enjoy four current wine releases, paintings by artist Jim Dhillon, and live music by Celtic Rock band, Free Whiskey. Call 995-4077 SIP TIP: Don't miss sipping the Cabernet Sauvignon.

*Market Place Wine Bar
32 WEST 2ND AVE.
Featuring metal mobile, wall and floor art by Joe Wrazido. Music by Kari Marguerite and the Seventy-Six. Two wineries together in one location. SCORE!
SIP TIP: Try EMVY Devotion and Bridge Press 600

*Vintage Hill Cellars
319 W. 2ND AVE.
Exhibiting lithographs and photos by local artist Ken Parks. His work features "IKEBANA" a Japanese form of flower arrangement and local architectural design. Artist reception.

Leftbank Wine Bar
108 N. Washington
ART + lots 'o WINE. Over 60 wines by the glass. Come enjoy some good wine, good food, amazing art. Happy Hour 3-6pm Live. Music 8-11pm.
SIP TIP: trust your flight attendant.

The Davenport Hotel/Peacock Lounge
10 S. POST ST.
Come enjoy Contemporary, Jazz, and Pop hits in the Peacock Lounge. SIP TIP: Try a Mountain Dome sparkling cocktail.

*Whitestone Winery
8 N. Post NEW LOCATION!
Check out the new location and enjoy live music by Janet Johnson and paintings by local artist Debbie McCully, 6-9pm.
SIP TIP: St Vincent is SIP's fave.


*Robert Karl Cellars
115 W. Pacific Ave. Historic Warehouse District (aka SODO)
Join RK and SIP the newly released 2009 Malbec and paintings by artist Marilyn Meyer. Whether using pastels, oils or watercolor, Marilyn captures the heart and soul of the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest in her work.
SIP TIP: try the marvelous Malbec.

*Barrister Winery
1213 W. Railroad Ave.
Presenting paintings by Melissa Cole and Kim Long, "Rock, Paper, Glass." Artists' reception 5pm. Beacon Hill's Bistro Buffet from 6-8pm. Music by "Lonesome" Lyle Morse from 6:30-10pm.
SIP TIP: Cab Franc or Rough Justice baby.

*Grande Ronde Cellars
906 W. 2nd (across from the Steam Plant) 455-8161
Recent fine arts graduate of WSU, Eric-Alain Parker, will be displaying oil paintings form his "Come out of the Kuo" collection. Artist reception.SIP TIP: Try the new award winning GRC 7 Hills Merlot.

Steam Plant
159 S. Lincoln
Featuring artist Kathy Gale, her work leans heavily towards impression is with a strong abstract quality. Also featuring jewelry artist Joy Miller who specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces made from coins of the world. Sample Steam Plant’s handcrafted beers and regional wines. Dine before or after in Stacks restaurant or the Pub .

*Arbor Crest Tasting Room
808 W. Main, River Park Square, Third Level
Featuring Spokane photographer Ned Fox. Try our delicious menu of appetizers by Cruisers!
SIP TIP: Say "Syrah"

Bistango Martini Lounge
108 N. Post St.
Join us for great music by Ray Vasques. Sample our eats menu with half price all food, paired with Happy Hour cocktail pricing (3-6pm) and amazing martinis.

*Caterina/Lone Canary Winery
905 N. Washington
Back by popular demand - Schuyler Asplin Jazz Quartet. Featuring the vibrant whimsical acrylics by artist JKay Borland. Saunders Cheese Market will prepare cheese plates for purchase to enjoy with your glass of wine, 6-9pm.SIP TIP: Try Caterina Viognier

Nectar Tasting Room
1st & Stevens
Nectar Tasting Room welcomes the fine art of Christina Deubel and swinging jazz by Rachael Bade-McMurphy Jazz Trio. Enjoy fine wine from 5 Washington Wineries and an expanded small plate and appetizer menu. Artist reception. Music 6:30-9:30.
SIP TIP: Over 40 wines on the menu from 5 Washington wineries. Go for Hard Row to Hoe.

Steelhead Bar & Grille
218 N. Howard
Robert Sevilla Naudon, formerly a Dreamworks animator and Rose Parade float builder, displays his personal studies, experiments, and mix media ideas. Robert currently makes his home in Spokane and is a full time designer and fabricator of architectural metals.

VALLEY:

*Nodland Cellars, LLC
11616 E. Montgomery Dr. Ste #70, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
5:30-8:30PM
Sure their reds are remarkable but I love BEBOP! Such a great food pairing wine.
SIP TIP: BAD ATTITUDE and BEBOP. 509-927-7770 Website: www.nodlandcellars.com


Be a part of ART (and WINE).

(photo credit: Mona with wine. goodgrapes.net)

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