Downtown Plano has become a great spot to visit with galleries and shops that feature unique and artsy items. While it is a fun destination to explore every day, it becomes a special 20160609 Plano Dntn-011Fun finds in many of the shops downtown. night out when you add in wine tastings! Plano Magazine with the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District presents a monthly Art & Wine Walk from April to December. During these special evenings, you can enjoy shopping, listening to music, and tasting a variety of wines from prosecco to cabs. Last month, there were also a few liquors and ports added to the mix.
The evening starts at Event1013, a great event space on 15th Street where you pick up your identifying bracelet, your glass and a map showing all the stops and the beverages offered. If you make it to all the stops - and you really should - you will get in a lot of steps for those of you aiming to get to 10,000 steps a day! With stops ranging from the Artcentre of Plano to State Farm Insurance on 14th, you can cover some ground. It is all very manageable though with the greatest concentration of 20160609 Plano Dntn-002A wide variety of wines to sample stops along 15th Street around the restaurants and shops.
Whether you have never been to downtown Plano or are a frequent visitor, I highly recommend this fun event. You can explore the interesting handmade artwork at Pipe and Palette or view the latest art installation at ArtCentre Plano, plus enjoy learning about the variety of businesses in downtown. Plus, you can enjoy music in many of the stops as well as onstage at McCall Plaza.
It is a great date night or girl's night out. My strong suggestion - go by Dude, Sweet Chocolate - they give out samples. And if you are like me, after a few glasses of wine, I usually need something sweet!
The next Art & Wine walk is this Thursday, August 10 so enjoy. Have a sip of wine for me! And let me know which stop was your favorite. 20160609 Plano Dntn-010Music along with wine and chocolate - Sweet!
For more information: http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/