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Posted on: April 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Sun Prairie BID Presents annual Artful Wine Walk event in Downtown Sun Prairie!

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The Sun Prairie Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce details for the annual Artful Wine Walk event, scheduled for Thursday, May 3 from 5:00-9:00PM, taking place throughout Downtown Sun Prairie.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at:

Standard event tickets are available for $30.00; designated driver tickets are available for $10.00.

Event check-in is required, and will be at the Bank of Sun Prairie (228 E. Main Street). Check-in timeframe is from 4:30-7:00PM. At check-in, event attendees will have their ID’s checked to ensure that they are 21 years of age or older, receive an Artful Wine Walk sampling glass, an event wristband, and an event brochure. Designated drivers will receive a 16oz. Downtown Sun Prairie frosted styrene cup.

Participating business will be pouring 1oz. samples of up to two flavors of wine to event attendees.

In addition to sampling wine, the participating Downtown Sun Prairie businesses have a variety of activities and promotions planned for event attendees during the event:

  • Bank of Sun Prairie, 228 E. Main Street: In addition to being the Event Registration location, plan to make memories at the photo booth, as you kick-off a fun evening in Downtown Sun Prairie meeting up with friends! Enjoy cheese and fruit appetizers with your first wine sample of the evening.
  • Beans ‘n Cream Coffeehouse, 345 Cannery Square: View art from community schools while you enjoy Lemon Lavender cookies and crostinis.
  • Board & Brush, 104 E. Main Street: Make a mini sign trio for $20 and enter to win a free class.
  • Burn Boot Camp, 137 S. Bristol Street: Stop by to check out one of the newest businesses in Downtown Sun Prairie! Sample healthy appetizers and instead of a wine sample, plan to hydrate with an infused water sample from the Burn Water Bar.
  • Cannery Wine Bar & Tasting Room, 212 E. Main Street: Check out the newest addition to Downtown Sun Prairie’s bar and restaurant scene. This charming and intimate wine bar and tasting room features global wines, craft beer, and liquors. Enjoy locally sourced high-quality meatballs from Wells Farms Beef prepared by Cassoulet, while musician Jenne Marshall Bindley entertains event attendees with piano and guitar music. While here, reserve space for your next event!
  • Eddie’s Alehouse & Eatery, 238 E. Main Street: Enter for your chance to win a basket of Eddie’s gear and drinks, valued at $50.00. Enjoy deep fried appetizers; happy hour drink prices will be available during the event.   
  • Elite Embroidery, 201 E. Main Street: Receive 25% off all in-store purchases and enjoy tasty appetizers while you shop!
  • Emery Art, 233 E. Main Street: Enjoy a special ceramic art exhibition and sale by local artist, Mary Binkley. Mary’s ceramic pieces focus on the beautiful details and colors of nature, applying actual botanical impressions of native plants in each piece. Mary’s creations are unique, beautiful, and practical – by being food and dishwasher safe for everyday use! Emery Art will also have appetizers for you to enjoy!
  • Glass Nickel Pizza, 101 W. Main Street: Enjoy work by a surprise local artist and tasty Glass Nickel Pizza appetizers!
  • Hen & Rooster Vintage, 243 E. Main Street: Receive 10% off your vintage purchase and enjoy wine paired with delicious treats while you shop.
  • Kate & Co., 375 E. Main Street: Receive a free gift with a $50.00 purchase. Enter three (3) separate drawings for your chance to win a Sun Prairie pillow, a Madison skyline wood sign, and a Sip and Paint workshop! Enjoy chocolate and popcorn snacks while you sample wine and shop.
  • Market Street Diner, 110 Market Street: Enjoy wine-inspired Champagne, Sangria, and Muscato flavored cupcakes during your visit to the diner! If you love the flavor, plan to purchase any of the specialty cupcakes, available as 6-packs, for $6.99. Staffer Marisa Ringelstetter will have her artwork on display for your enjoyment.
  • Meant to Bead, 110 Columbus Street: Create a make and take activity for free while you enjoy food from Invictus Voices Catering, and listen to the music of the Sun Prairie Jazz band’s cd. Meant to Bead will be featuring the artwork of three (3) local artists: Tammy Rasey, Liz Doran, and Mike Harper. Artwork from SPHS art students will also be on display throughout the store.
  • Nest Interior Design, 223 E. Main Street: Receive 25% off all artwork during the event. Specifically marked "Sidewalk Sale" merchandise will be available for up to 70% off. Enter for a chance to win a $100.00 gift certificate, and enjoy a variety of refreshments while you shop!
  • New Perspective Senior Living, 222 S. Bristol Street: Check out the amazing selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, prepared by Chef Patrick. Be sure to stop by before 8:00PM, as NPSL will close at this time.
  • Nitty Gritty, 315 E. Linnerud Drive: Grab a taste of what the Nitty Gritty can cook up as you enjoy food from the variety of platters that will be available throughout the event. Check out the High Society specials, and receive 50% off craft beer, craft cocktails, and specialty shots.
  • Pitstop Pub, 116 E. Main Street. Check out the nightly food and drink specials while you sample Wine Walk wine!
  • Prairie Flowers & Gifts, 245 E. Main Street. Browse spring home décor and beautiful displays of clothing, jewelry, and scarves as you sample Wine Walk wine!
  • Rachel Manzke Photography, 215 E. Main Street: Enjoy sweet chocolate dipped cream puffs and savory caprese salad bites appetizers while you relax and visit with friends, and enjoy work by the following featured artists: students from Royal Oaks Elementary School; hand-painted wine glasses by Jenni Hopfinger of Hopfinger Studio Boutique; and wearable watercolor art by Susan Manzke. Enter for your chance to win an urban family session in Downtown Sun Prairie with Rachel Manzke Photography (valued at $215.00).
  • Razor Sharp Screen Printing, 104 W. Main Street: Receive 20% off all regular priced items. Madison-based retailer Art Gecko will bring a selection of hand-made jewelry from India, Thailand, Bali, and Taxco, Mexico to Downtown Sun Prairie! Enjoy a selection of hors d'oeuvres while you shop.
  • Salvatore’s Tomato Pies, 121 E Main Street: You’ll have the opportunity to sample delicious pizza during the event (limit one piece per person). Receive 50% off four tap wines, including by the glass, and carafe.
  • The Barr House, 100 W. Main Street: Check out the drink specials while you sample Wine Walk wine, and sing along to awesome DJ-tunes!
  • The Chocolate Caper, 107 N. Bristol Street: Enjoy free samples while you view art by Windi and Natalie Fourdraine, including photography (Dane County and national), and a variety of whimsical illustrations! Enjoy Bunky's Café specialties, including falafel and hummus.
  • The Piano Gal Shop, 395 E. Main Street: The very talented and lovely Two Birds duo will perform piano bar cover songs during the event. Check out the Gallery Wall of violin parts that have been turned into artwork, available for a special price during the event! Appetizers will also be available.
  • The Wire Basket, 243 E. Main Street: Enter for your chance to win a wine-themed gift basket. Receive a free gift with any purchase over $50.00, plus check out the special deals associated with the weekend’s City Wide Garage Sale. Enjoy refreshments and local Homestead cheese while you shop!

The Sun Prairie Historical Museum and Library, located at 115 E. Main Street, will remain open until 8:00PM for the event, but will not be pouring wine samples to event attendees. Stop by to check out the new 2018 displays.

The promotional offers and activities are up to the discretion of each business.

The event is sponsored in part by Bank of Sun Prairie and New Perspective Senior Living.

The BID hosts the Artful Wine Walk event in an effort to promote and showcase the many unique shops, bars and restaurants, and specialty businesses throughout Downtown Sun Prairie. The BID’s goal is to bring awareness to Downtown Sun Prairie and encourage all Sun Prairie residents and visitors to shop and dine in Downtown Sun Prairie by providing a variety of engaging experiences and events throughout the year.

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