Join us for the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk 2018 Season
presented by Plano Magazine
About the event
Get an early start to the weekend at the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, presented by Plano Magazine! This is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions, and special discounts. It’s the perfect way to unwind in Plano’s arts district. The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December, with a unique theme each month.
For August’s “Dog Days of Summer” wine walk, attendees are invited to bring their pups to the walk. Many of the retail locations will be dog-friendly this month, and there will be dog treats, water bowls, and pet-friendly vendors stationed throughout the event. We will have a doggy costume parade at 6 PM in McCall Plaza, with prizes for the winners, so be sure to have Fido looking his best.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at event1013. Once checked in, attendees embark on a tasting tour of the Downtown Plano Arts District. Each person that attends Art & Wine Walk gets a commemorative glass, along with a passport and a wine guide.
As wine walkers stroll from shop to shop, they can enjoy live music and entertainment from the Ewing Buick GMC Stage in McCall Plaza. Artists and vendors will also be stationed at ArtCentre of Plano and throughout downtown.
There is an average of 18-24 wine stop locations each month, with each location serving a different kind of wine. The walk is filled with a variety of red and white wines with some specialty selections like rose, sparkling, and port. While enjoying wine samples at each participating location, participants keep track of the locations they visit on their Art & Wine Walk passports.
Participants can turn in their passports at the end of the night to be entered in a drawing to win gift certificates to local shops and restaurants. The evening ends with the raffle drawing on the Ewing Buick GMC Stage in McCall Plaza at 9:15 p.m. Participants must be present to win.
The Napa Valley Trip Contest
New this year, Art & Wine Walk attendees can buy a $5 entry to win a trip for 2 to Napa Valley! After each April – September Art & Wine Walk, there will be a drawing with the winner announced on the Downtown Plano Arts District Facebook Page. The winners of those six drawings get to compete in a Grape Crushing Contest at the October Art & Wine Walk! Whoever makes the most juice wins a weekend getaway to Napa Valley. We wish you the best of luck in crushing the competition!
Art & Wine Walk tickets can be pre-purchased online for $12, or purchased at the door for $18. Attendees who pre-purchase their tickets pick up their glass, passport and wine guide using the express lane at check-in. Pre-purchased ticket sales stop when the event sells out, or until the day of the Art & Wine Walk at 3 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available, so be sure to get yours early!
The season pass program is back for 2018! Season passes for the Art & Wine Walk include discounted pricing, a custom set of seasonal wine glasses, VIP credentials at check-in, and member-only promotions. The Art & Wine Walk season passes cost $90 and can also be purchased online. ***SEASON PASSES ARE SOLD OUT FOR 2018***
Group sales discounts are available. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount, and groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount. To inquire about groups discounts, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
5% of each month’s ticket sales go to a charity beneficiary. Check out the list of organizations that have partnered with us for the 2018 Art & Wine Walk Season:
- April: Plano Arts Coalition
- May: This Side UP! Family Center
- June: GALA NTX
- July: Emily’s Place
- August: Second Chance SPCA
- September: Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County
- October: Hope’s Door New Beginning Center
- November: The Turning Point
- December: My Possibilities
After each Art & Wine Walk, attendees are invited to Hub Streat from 9 PM – Midnight to keep the good times going! A shuttle, provided by Marriott Hotels, will be available to transport guests from McCall Plaza to Hub Streat after the Art & Wine Walk is over. Hub Streat will feature special discounts for Art & Wine Walk attendees, and will have live music and entertainment coordinated with the monthly Art & Wine Walk themes. For details, click the button below.