The world of wine can be an intimidating. You know what you like and don’t like but it’s difficult to substantiate the differences and express why. Those who have been discovering wine for some time, the experience has just served to increase their hunger for more knowledge.
Through the Gallery’s annual Wine Tasting fundraiser we’ve heard frequently that patrons want more education but the festive atmosphere of the evening is not the optimal time to absorb knowledge. It’s more a time to enjoy while sharing a glass with friends.
Well now here is an opportunity to learn more about the intricacies of wine. Wine Tasting 102 led by instructor Moss Scheurkogel of Intersection Winery is an excellent class for beginners as well as enthusiasts. The evening is casual, informative and above all else fun. Whether you bring your partner for date night, girls night out or just a means to pass the last of the winter nights, by the end of the evening you will have a greater appreciation for the different components and features that make each wine varietal unique.
Tickets are on sale September 1st in the Gift Shop. There is a limit so make your decision early to raise your wine awareness.
Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Grand Forks Art Gallery Society.
This will give you an opportunity to meet the Board of Directors as well as staff and of course our new Director/Curator Tim van Wijk. Its a chance to learn about the inner workings of the gallery and the election of new directors. Your attendance is important to our funders the support is necessary.
We will also be saying goodbye to Ted Fogg who will be leaving us for a well-deserved retirement.
Refreshments will be served and a draw for a ticket to our upcoming 26th Annual Wine Tasting.
We always have something special planned a new theme every year and we’re currently working on it and its our biggest fundraiser of the year!
Please mark this date on your calendar and we’ll keep you posted with more details and the time draws closer.
On Friday November 24th and Saturday November 25th artisans converge at gallery 2 in the historic courthouse for the 11th Annual Artisan Christmas Faire. Stop by the building it will be decked from head to toe, and the artisans will be eager to show their best work from the last 12 months. It will give you a chance to browse their merchandise, and shop for your holiday gift giving.
The atmosphere is amazing with the 100 year old building filled with the scents and sounds of the holiday season. You’ll discover beautiful, handmade artisan crafts, while listening to the melodious songs from the harp, played skillfully by Jenn Fenn.
Gallery 2 will be hosting the bistro again as a fundraiser for ongoing arts & culture programming and exhibitions. Bring a friend and enjoy a hot bowl of soup or a cup of coffee or tea, purchase some Christmas baking. The Gallery’s own Court Jesters who cook for the wine tasting
Part of the fun is the hourly raffle. When you make a purchase from one of the participating artisans or from the gallery gift shop, you’ll receive a draw ticket. Put one part of the ticket in the draw and you enter for a chance to win the door prize – your pick of any of the artisan crafts donated by our artisans. You’ll have a chance to win every hour, so be sure and stick around and enjoy the show and come back on Saturday. You could take home a special piece of Boundary culture, for free.
Hours: Friday, November 24th from 10am-5pm and Saturday, November 25th from 10am-3pm.
Watch for more details as the time draws closer.
If you are interested in participating in the faire please download a Registration form and drop it by or send your registration and payment to Gallery 2, Box 2140, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0. 11th Annual Artisan Christmas Faire Registration
More information to follow…