The Santa Barbara Downtown Organization will host the 2012 Downtown Art & Wine Tour on Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-9:30pm. Participants will 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 60th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade.

Tour these participating venues: Artamo Gallery, Bella Rosa Galleries, Casa Dolores, Churchill Jewelers, East Beach Wine Company, Fast Frame, Gallery 113, Indigo Interiors, Santa Barbara Arts, Santa Barbara Club, Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery, Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery and Victoria Hall Theater.

Sample hors d’oeuvres from these participating restaurants: Aldo’s Italian Restaurant, Arts & Letters Café, California Pizza Kitchen, Carlitos Café y Cantina, Chase Restaurant & Lounge, Coffee Cat, Enterprise Fish Co., The Greek House Café, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant, Nardonne’s La Famiglia Pizzeria, Opal Restaurant & Bar, Paradise Café, Pascucci, Restaurant Mimosa, Spoon Santa Barbara Gelato, TonyRay’s Restaurant and Cantina and Wahoo’s Fish Taco.

Taste wines from these participating wineries: Babcock Winery, The Brander Vineyard,
Bridlewood Estate Winery, Buttonwood Farm Winery and Vineyard, East Beach Wine Company, Fiddlehead Cellars, Grassini Family Vineyards, Kalyra Winery, Lafond Winery and Vineyards, Oreana Winery, Santa Barbara Winery, Whitcraft Winery and Windrun Vintners.

Tickets are $60 for the tour and final party at the Arlington Theatre Box Office (credit card or cash + $1 surcharge per ticket) or at the Downtown Organization office – 27B East de la Guerra Street (M-F, 8am-5pm, cash, check or credit card). For more information call (805) 962-2098, ext. 22 or visit

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