Food, wine, art event raises money for Main Street Delaware
Delaware residents who enjoy the finer things in life will want to take notice of Main Street Delaware's annual Fine Art, Food and Wine event.
It is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 in a new location at the Science Center Atrium at Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky St.
The event, which normally is held at OWU's Ross Art Museum, has reached maximum capacity for the past two years, said Frances Jo Hamilton, Main Street Delaware executive director.
Tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple, and include wine- and beer-tasting, food from local vendors and an art show with items centering on this year's theme, Views on Delaware.
Main Street solicited 20 local artists to donate a piece of art that will be auctioned during the event. Hamilton said there will be many forms of art.
"One of the unique pieces that has been donated already is a piece of art made using an old window taken out of a Delaware building," she said.
Hamilton said the event is Main Street Delaware's biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to sustain the organization throughout the year.
"Right now, we are doing two to three events every month, including the farmers market. We have an operating budget of less than $100,000. We do a whole lot for a whole lot of little," she said.
The event is upscale, Hamilton said, and does not include activities for children.
"This is a dressier event that encourages mingling," she said. "I even purchased plates with wine holders to encourage people to walk around and meet people."
Although there will be no sit-down dinner, there will be plenty of finger food donated by 12 Delaware restaurants.
"We will have anything from Subway to sushi. There will be beer, wine, coffee and tea. You will definitely not leave hungry," Hamilton said.
She said the event encapsulates everything about downtown Delaware.
"This gives you a full taste of what downtown Delaware has to offer," she said.
For more information or to make reservations, visit mainstreetdelaware.com. Tickets also can be purchased at Beehive Books, 25 N. Sandusky St., or Button Up, 29 N. Sandusky St.