Photos courtesy of Vermillion Promotions
Those strolling down Main Street at Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., in Scottsdale, on October 28 and 29 will find themselves immersed in a unique blend of creativity and elegance. Vermillion Promotions presents the second annual Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival, turning the upscale shopping center into a dynamic celebration of art, wine, and music.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, art aficionados can indulge in a diverse array of artwork. Over 100 international artists will proudly display their talent with a curated collection representing various styles and media: bronze, clay, glass, metal, wood, paintings on canvas, mixed media, fiber art, hand-blown glass, handcrafted jewelry, photography, and much more. The selection process for these artists was meticulous, overseen by professionals keen on creativity, quality, presentation, and uniqueness.
The Wine Garden, operating between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., is poised to be a hit among wine lovers. Those aged 21 and above have the privilege of tasting wines from 16 of Arizona’s top wineries. A significant portion of these wines originates from Willcox Wine Country, the fertile grounds responsible for 74% of Arizona’s wine grapes. Several of these wines have already earned accolades from renowned publications like “Wine Spectator,” “San Francisco Chronicle,” and the “Arizona Republic.”
The rhythm of the festival will be accentuated by local musical sensations Bill Dutcher, J Forte, Stanley Serrano, Wes Cichosz trio, The Sahnas Brothers, and Sandra Bassett, performing live from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dining at Kierland Commons has always been a treat, and during the festival, the range of culinary options multiplies. With the likes of The Greene House, Shake Shack, North Italia, Zinc Bistro, Tommy Bahama, PF Changs, and many more waiting to serve the guests, it’s advisable to make reservations ahead of the festival weekend.
Last year, the Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival was recognized among the Best Shows in America by “Sunshine Artist’s” magazine, a testament to its caliber.
The art festival is open to all ages with free admission. Wine and beer tasting packages available for purchase. Proceeds from Wine Garden ticket sales support Horses Help, an organization dedicated to therapeutic horsemanship.
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit kierlandcommons.com/artwinefestival.