Wine and art will mix for the Dublin Art Council's fall fundraiser.

Wine and art will mix for the Dublin Art Council's fall fundraiser.

The DAC wine tasting event, slated from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive, is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Dublin arts group.

"I would describe it as an intimate event because it takes place here at the Dublin Arts Council," said David Guion, the Arts Council executive director.

"It really is a night of excellent food and excellent wine. Everybody loves talking about the wines and getting together just like the garden party to socialize."

Food will be provided by Bleu & Fig, while Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits is behind the wine.

"Roger from Deutsch Family is an expert in wine, so you're not just tasting wine, he's giving you information about the wine and tasting notes," Guion said.

"You can make it as sophisticated as you want. Some people come to enjoy themselves and some come to learn about wine."

Intrigue will be provided through the Wine Wall that allows event-goers to purchase a wrapped bottle of wine for $15.

"We did it last year and then did it at the garden party. You choose a bottle and it's wrapped, so you don't know exactly what you're getting," Guion said.

"You choose a red ribbon or white ribbon for the style ... it's for those gamblers in the crowd.

"You have the excitement of unwrapping bottles and figuring out what you've won," Guion said.

"It was so much fun last year. We were down to the last bottle and people were fighting over it."

Art will serve as the backdrop for the event.

"We'll probably have between 100 and 125 people," Guion said.

"That's comfortable for the building because we have 'Shifting Perspectives' in the gallery for its final weekend," he said.

"It's the last weekend to see the exhibition."

Tickets for the wine tasting are $75 and can be purchased in advance online at dublinarts.org or at the door.

Funds raised at the wine tasting will benefit the DAC's many programs including classes, exhibitions and events.

"It's our second largest fundraiser of the year. It is one of the two major fundraising events," Guion said, noting that $9,300 was raised last year.

"It's so critical to our mission and programming. We're hoping to exceed that this year.

"Our goal is $12,000."