Macon Wine & Arts Festival

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In Vino Veritas. In wine, there is truth. Macon Arts Alliance is truly delighted to introduce a new artistic culinary creation, available for consumption on September 28-29, 2018. The Macon Wine & Arts Festival will be hosted in collaboration with Quality Wine & Spirits in the newly restored 1920-era art deco Beeland Auditorium, located in the heart of Macon’s first neighborhood and known today as the Mill Hill East Macon Arts Village. A signature series of wine, art and musically-inspired events will educate and engage local enthusiasts and traveling truth seekers.

Prosecco & Plein Air

Bring on the bubbly. Corks will pop promptly at 5 PM on Friday, September 28 for Prosecco and Plein Air, the official opening reception of the 2nd Annual Plein Air in the Parks exhibit. The show will feature freshly painted landscapes created in September by over a dozen artists in twelve popular Macon-Bibb Parks, all professionally curated and displayed in the Mill Hill Community Arts Center Gallery. Patrons will sip prosecco, sample fruits and cheeses, admire art, mingle with artists, play bocce ball and get in the groove with music mixes from Celebrity DJs. A record swap and sale will feature vintage albums, new vinyl releases and collectibles. Prosecco & Plein Air is free and open to the public from 5-8 PM.

Vintages & Vinyl

Please your culinary palate and your artistic palette. The fabulous Beeland Auditorium will be transformed into a Grand Tasting room for Vintages & Vinyl on Saturday, September 29 from 1-4 PM. Wine experts and savvy servers will pour unlimited tastings of specially-selected international and domestic wines, offering tasting notes and pairing recommendations. Gourmet cheeses and palate-cleansing snacks will be offered while Celebrity DJs serve up sweet & spicy musical food for the soul. The Plein Air in the Parks exhibit will be open in the gallery. Adults 21 and over receive a souvenir tasting glass and admission to Vintages & Vinyl for $40. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance on macon365.com, due to limited capacity for this event.

Turning the Tables

Everyone wants the best table. Get exclusive access to VIP chef table experiences featuring small plate and wine pairings crafted by culinary celebrities. Four private sessions with professional chefs will be hosted on Saturday, September 29 from 12-5 PM in a gleaming gourmet kitchen equipped with wall-to-wall stainless steel and state-of-the-art Viking appliances. Get a front row seat and watch the artistry as gastronomic demonstrations are conducted while listening to the music that inspired them. VIP tasting sessions include a full pour of a noteworthy wine that chefs and wine experts paired to complement the dish. Turning the Tables tickets are $25 per guest per session and are available only with the purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Menus and chef experiences are currently in development and will be released to the public along with ticketing links on the Macon Wine & Arts Festival event listing on Macon365.com when confirmed.

About Macon Arts Alliance

Proceeds from the Macon Wine & Arts Festival will benefit the programs of Macon Arts Alliance. The mission of the Macon Arts Alliance is to foster and support the advancement of arts and culture in Central Georgia. MAA strives to be an innovative leader of a diverse and thriving arts community as well as a strategic partner in creating an open, inclusive, and vibrant place for artists, arts organizations, residents, businesses, and tourists. Macon Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, selected as the Designated Arts Agency for Macon-Bibb County and serving as an advocate for 58 local member arts organizations. MAA also leads the neighborhood revitalization effort for the Mill Hill East Macon Arts Village, manages macon365.com (the area’s free community arts and entertainment calendar), and operates the Macon Arts Gallery, representing and selling original works from 200 local and regional artists.

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