Uncategorized - September 3, 2014

Sip and Stroll Returns To EpiCentre Next Weekend

Admirers of art, amateur sommeliers and live music enthusiasts alike will converge on Uptown Charlotte this month for the fifth annual Sip & Stroll at EpiCentre.

Sip & Stroll is a two-day art, wine and music festival featuring artwork and demonstrations by local and national artists, wine from over 30 wineries and live music throughout all three levels of EpiCentre. Artwork will be on display during the festival and guests will have the opportunity to meet and interact with as well as purchase pieces directly from the artists. On the entertainment spectrum, Rooftop 210 will host live music from 7-10 p.m. on Friday night, while Saturday’s soundtrack will include a DJ from 2-4:30 p.m. and the Early Ray from 4-8 p.m.

The festival begins on Friday night, Sept. 12, with a VIP kickoff reception from 7-10 p.m. at Rooftop 210. Sip & Stroll resumes Saturday at 2 p.m. and continues through 8 p.m. that evening. Tickets are available online at sipandstrollcharlotte.com; prices are $25 apiece for Friday and Saturday, or $40 for a two-day weekend pass.

Artists interested in participating in Sip & Stroll can submit work for consideration in the following categories: Basketry, Clay, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed-Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Wood. Artists must provide their own booths, set up and table. Artists will keep 100% commission of their art sold. All artists are invited for the VIP reception Friday night featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, drinks, art demonstrations and live music. Applicants must submit four digital images of their work and one image of his/her outdoor booth space along with a completed artist application, which is available at sipandstrollcharlotte.com.

EpiCentre is located at 210 E Trade Street in uptown Charlotte.

EpiCentre is the Southeast’s hub for dining, entertainment, recreation, nightlife and hospitality. Featuring an innovative design and accommodating layout, EpiCentre is home to over three dozen unique concepts encompassing over half a million square feet. The restaurants, shops and nightspots at EpiCentre are perfectly situated around an open air pavilion offering dramatic views of the Charlotte skyline. Located at the intersection of Trade and College Streets, EpiCentre is in the heart of vibrant uptown Charlotte, just blocks away from prominent businesses and venues such as Bank of America Corporate Center, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte Convention Center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Museum. Best of all, EpiCentre is easily accessible from anywhere, including a convenient stop on the LYNX Blue Line.