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Art & Wine Fest offering new attraction, calling artists

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By Annie Dockery, Managing Editor

The fourth annual Art & Wine on the Square is slated for April 30 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will host local wineries, artist and musicians. The event will host wineries and artist from around Texas.
Vira Chudasma, owner of Nolan Creek Winery is hosting the festival to introduce wines that are served at Nolan Creek Winery and also give the wineries an opportunity to introduce themselves and their wines.
“This will be a day for the community to enjoy,” said Chudasma.

The event will start just as Turtle Fest is winding down at Yettie Polk Park.

“TurtleFest is that morning and when it is over, we found that those people migrate up to the Square, looking for lunch,” Mayor, Marion Grayson said.

The public will have the opportunity to speak with the local artists and artists from around Texas about their work.

“It’s an opportunity to showcase local artists, as well,” Grayson said. “Just have a nice day on the downtown square.”

That Art Place is being a new aspect to the festival this year.

Not only will patrons be able to view art and and taste wine, attendees will also be able to create some of their own art and take it home.

“That Art Place is going to have a Make it & Take Art seminars for kids because they will be coming from Turtle Fest with their parents and they will be able to make a little something,” Grayson said. “Then they will also have a Make It & Take It for adults. That is going to be fun.”

“I think that will be a good interaction between kids and adults,” Chudasma said.

In addition, That Art Place will be giving away 8×8 canvases for the Gr8 Cre8. The canvases will returned to That Art Place and will be up for display and sale at the Wine & Food in the Fall. There will be a $5 deposit for the canvases that will be refunded once the decorated canvases are dropped off at That Art Place.

Buyers of the 8×8 art will not know who the artist is until they have chosen and paid for their piece at the fall festival.

Returning, musicians will include Katie Stewart, Michael Carrubelli and Chis Martinez.

“Everybody enjoyed them a lot, last year’” Grayson said.

The festival currently has an open artist call. Contact Viral Chudasma at Nolan Creek Winery or email at v_chudasma@yahoo.com.

The event is free and open to the public. Wine tasting tickets are on sale now at 4thannualartandwinefestival.ezevent.com. Receive a free commemorative wine glass and six tastings for $20.

For more information visit http://www.artandwineonthesquare.com/ or follow them on Facebook artAnTheSquareBeltonTexas.