This just in from the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization:

artwinetour2013 DOWNTOWN ART & WINE TOUR

Thursday, May 23rd, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
Tour: 5:30-8:00 pm at various downtown locations
Party: 7:30-9:30 pm at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Downtown Organization to host the 2013 Downtown Art & Wine Tour on Thursday, May 23rd from 5:30-9:30pm. Tickets go on sale May 1st for this popular downtown event where participants enjoy a self guided tour of downtown venues prepared with a logo wine glass in hand for tasting wines and sampling delicious foods at every stop. Proceeds will once again benefit the
61st Annual Downtown Holiday Parade.

Tour these participating Venues: 33 Jewels at El Paseo, Bryant and Sons, Ltd., Casa Magazine, Couch Santa Barbara, Gallery 27 at Brooks Institute, Imagine, Industry Home, James Main Fine Art, Jane Deering Gallery, Plum Goods, Salt Caves, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Sample delicious hors d’oeuvres from these participating Restaurants: Aldo’s Italian Ristorante, Blush, Caribbean Coffee, California Pizza Kitchen, Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, Cielito, Finch and Fork, The Greek House Cafe, Holdren’s Steaks and Seafood, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant and Take Out, Opal Restaurant and Bar, Paradise Cafe, Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria, Pascucci, Savoy Cafe and Deli, Sugar Cat Cupcakes, Sojourner Cafe, Spoon, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos and Wine Cask.

Taste remarkable wines and beer from these participating Wineries and Breweries: Artiste Winery, The Brander Vineyard, Consilience and Tre Anelli Wines, Grassini Family Vineyards, Kalyra Winery, Oreana Winery, Pali Wine Company, Pierre Lafond Winery, Presidio Winery, Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, Santa Barbara Winery, Windrum Vintners and Figueroa Brewing Company.

The Final Party will be held at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum featuring more food, more wine, live music and dancing with Mon-E-Luv and Scott Topper Productions, SBPhotobooths and a silent auction and raffle showcasing wonderful gifts and packages all to benefit the 61st Annual Downtown Holiday Parade in December.

Tickets are $60 for the tour and final party. Tickets go on sale May 1st on Tickets may also be purchased at the Arlington Theatre Box Office (credit card or cash + $1 surcharge per ticket); at the Downtown Organization office – 27B East de la Guerra Street (M-F, 8am-5pm, cash, check or credit card); and at Paseo Nuevo Guest Services (cash or check). A limited number of tickets are sold and advance purchase is necessary. Check-in begins at 5:15pm at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum at 136 East De la Guerra Street. For more information, please call (805) 962-2098, ext. 22 or visit or our Facebook page at: Downtown Santa Barbara.

The Art & Wine Tour is brought to you by the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization. This year’s event is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the Santa Barbara Independent, Marborg Industries, Mon-E-Luv, Scott Topper Productions and SB Photobooths. The Downtown Organization is a membership-driven, non-profit organization whose goal is to maintain and enhance the business and cultural activity in the downtown area. Helping keep downtown Santa Barbara clean, attractive, safe and vibrant goes towards supporting this goal. Presently, there are over 1,400 members who benefit from the Downtown Organization’s commitment to excellence and its ongoing efforts on their behalf. Some of the programs, activities and events sponsored by the Downtown Organization include the Annual Downtown Holiday Parade, Downtown Art and Wine Tour, Downtown Host Program, decorative State Street Flag Program, 1st Thursday, Film Feast and the State Street Safe Trick-or-Treat.

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