Visual Art and Wine Festival

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Spend an afternoon with Robert Crum and his fellow artists from 11 am -7 pm. 

Afternoon Music provided from 1-4pm by Rusty Stevens and Jason Atkins.
Rusty is the former lead singer and guitarist of Satchel Foot, a
successful regional
rock and roll band that opened up for acts such as Dave Matthews, Hootie
and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Jimmy Herring and many more. Jason was the
Keyboard player with Satchel Foot and is now one of Charlotte's premier
acts playing with many bands in the Charlotte area. They will be playing
some of your favorite tunes as well as many of their own.

Sue McHugh takes the stage in the evening from 4-8 pm.

This event is free to the public!  Festival food available for purchase from 1-5 pm. 

While outside chairs and blankets are permitted, coolers and pets are prohibited.

Limited seating still available for Mother’s Day Dinner that night beginning at 5:30 pm.

tl_files/vineyard/images/events/rustyandjason.jpgA new, annual visual art and wine festival is being established this year. Salisbury visual artist Robert A. Crum is bringing together a group of visual artists to partner with the private enterprise of Morgan Ridge Vineyards, which is located in eastern Rowan County near Gold Hill. This new event is being created to link arts and culture with wine and agriculture to promote and bring additional tourism into eastern Rowan County.

This event will take place in the newly constructed Pavilion that’s located adjacent to the winery at Morgan Ridge Vineyards. Most of the artists will be located in booths they will rent inside the Pavilion, and a few will be located under individual canopies adjacent to the Pavilion. Food prepared in the catering kitchen at the winery will be for sale to visitors in the Pavilion along with wine from Morgan Ridge Vineyards. In order to enhance the festival atmosphere, a band will be hired to play adjacent to the Pavilion where there will be tables on the lawn for visitors to enjoy wine, food and music. Visitors can also feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets for the lawn; however, coolers and pets will be prohibited. Tours of the winery will also be available.

Visual artists are being invited to display their work through a juried process administered by Robert Crum and other artists working with him. The reason for selecting work and artists by invitation is to increase the quality of the work being exhibited and sold at this event. A wide range of visual art will be displayed and will include paintings, prints, sculpture, and pottery.

The festival will be free and open to the public on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those wishing to continue their stay in to the evening to enjoy food and wine can book their reservation for a special event at the winery.