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Wine, craft beer tasting set at Spring Art Exposé in Iowa City

Mar 27, 2017

IOWA CITY — The Fine Arts Council in Iowa City will present the 2017 Spring Art Exposé, accompanied by a Wine & Craft Beer Tasting, April 8-9 at the Iowa Memorial Union.

The 2017 Spring Art Exposé will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9. The Wine & Craft Beer tasting will be from noon to 3 p.m. April 8.

The indoor art exhibition and sale is an Iowa City and Coralville community tradition. A wide variety of artists showcase their work, ranging from painting, jewelry, photography, and printmaking, to glass, clay, metal, wood, fiber, mixed media, and more.

The show gathers artists from throughout the midwest, and beyond, to display and sell their artwork in a welcoming atmosphere that is free and open to the public.

The free Annual Wine & Craft Beer Tasting has been expanded to include twice as many vendors this year.

Area vendors will showcase a selection of wines and craft beers, which patrons can sample for free and purchase to take home.

The vendors rotate every year, so patrons can discover wineries and breweries from all over the midwest and support some of the area’s most well-kept secrets. Vendors this year include Ardon Creek Wine, Summit Brewing Co., Peace Tree Brewing, Wilson’s Orchard, and more.

The dates of the Exposé were moved to early April last year to coincide with Mission Creek, a performing arts festival presented by The Englert Theater.

The performing arts festival runs April 4-9. The weekend of the exposé coincides with the final days of the festival.

Mission Creek seeks to deliver a riveting cultural and artistic experience, focused on music performances, literary readings, film screenings, public lectures, local food culture, and educational outreach.

Some of the most recognizable names involved this year are Andrew Bird, Margaret Cho, Saeed Jones, Rufus Wainwright, and DIIV.

Organizers also hope to bring a literary reading to the IMU, sponsored by Mission Creek. The reading would take place in the North Room of the IMU, which precedes the ballroom.

A student art display also will be hosted during exposé hours to showcase University of Iowa student art and creative writing.

The Fine Arts Council is a self-supporting, nonprofit student organization found in 1970. Student employees of all majors and backgrounds take on tasks related to marketing, advertising, logistics, management, and event planning. The council organizes two art shows a year, The Holiday Thieves’ Market in December, and the Spring Art Exposé in April.

For more information on show details, contact the Fine Arts Council at uifineartscouncil@gmail.com or 319-335-3393.

For additional information about the Spring Art Exposé, visit https://fineartscouncil.uiowa.edu/ or “like” its Facebook page.


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