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Published June 19, 2010, 09:18 PM

Art And Wine Walk Good For Downtown Business

The Art and Wine Walk is an event where downtown businesses showcase local talent. Residents get a map, and walk from business to business to get to know the downtown area.

With the Art and Wine Walk going on today, some businesses tried new things to keep the event fun for everyone.

This is the fourth year of the event and one jewelry company has been involved since the beginning.

Wine pouring, Artists showing and business booming in downtown Grand Forks.

“It's a really great way for artists to have a retail environment to be able to show their art.” said co-owner of River City Jewelers Micheal Zhorela.

The Art and Wine Walk is an event where downtown businesses showcase local talent. Residents get a map, and walk from business to business to get to know the downtown area.

“To bring in the new people that might not normally stop in but to get that culture in and then see product in the cases or meet the store for the first time.” said so-owner Cory Schullo, “I think it's great exposure.”

Adding to the visuals there were wine tastings for everyone 21 and over. And this year at River City Jewelers, it was music to the ears. Artists at the store say it's a great environment to be in.

“It really gives us a venue to present our work in an atmosphere where people are leisurely and enjoying themselves.” said artist Kimberly Forness Wilson, “It's not a dash in dash out. People are really in for the walk and enjoying themselves.”

And although the event is only once a month people involved say it is worth the wait.

“We're really lucky G.F. Is really an artists community and helps out both artists and business owners bringing the people in and having them come experience downtown and the great local culture and art.” Said Schullo.

The owners of River City Jewelers say they see over 1-thousand people over the course of the event.

The Art and Wine Walk is 10-dollars per person and takes place the third Saturday of each month through October.

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