Kittitas Valley Events Center
Welcome to Art of Wine: Central Washington Tasting. This event, which improves on all already established event (Ellensburg Wine Festival), will be held on May 17th at the Kittitas Valley Events Center. As part of a weekend long event, Art of Wine will be offered in the same location and at the same time as the 42nd Annual National Western Art Show which has an established attendance of nearly 3,000 people.
Tickets are $35.00 each and include admission to the four-hour wine tasting event where patrons can taste some of the best wines from all over Washington State. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative glass and ten scrip for tasting. Additional scrip will be available for purchase day of the event. There will also be a retail temporary wine shop for those wishing to purchase their favorites to take home (cannot be opened at either event).
Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person at: The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. 888-925-2204 609 N Main St. Ellensburg, WA 98926. Or beginning April 1, 2014 online at myellensburg.com
Quick Draws | Friday (free) & Saturday (ticketed event)
These events please the crowd with a chance to watch a variety of artists produce works of art from start to finish—in only and hour! Then, the quick draw event is immediately followed by an auction of that same artwork.
Demonstrations | Friday & Saturday (Saturday night auction is a ticketed event)
Artists are selected to work on a piece of art in their booth during the day. The artwork is sold at auction in the evening.
Artist Booths | All weekend
From the gates opening to the public on Friday, to the close of the event on Sunday afternoon, you’ll be able to wander 14,000 sq/ft of exhibit space featuring artist from around the country. You’ll have the opportunity to speak to many of the artists themselves, and purchase their work.
Student Art Exhibit
Aspiring young artists were selected as finalists from the schools of Kittitas County, K-12, and now it is up to our visitors to select the “Peoples Choice Award for Student Art”. Please view the students work in the “Naneum Room”, located next to the Sunday auction preview room. First, second and third places will receive cash prizes. The student art project is sponsored by Complete Computer Services of Ellensburg, Bar 14 Ranch House Restaurant, and the Estate of William Grueter
Friday Night Auction | Free Event
Directly following the Quick Draw event, the artwork produced during the quick draw and Friday’s demonstration artists will auction their work to the crowd.
Saturday Night Auction | Ticketed Event
As in past years, the Saturday night auction is the highlight of the weekend. Original works of fine art, representing both beloved artists, and hot new talents on the rise, are up for grabs at this great event.
Sunday Auction | Free Event
Join us for another great live auction of miniature
original artworks. “Miniature” confines a painting to 108 sq. inches. Great for collectors who are “running out of room” or the person new to collecting.
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