The city of Plano, Texas is one that keeps a low profile, yet it’s also one you should definitely visit – especially if you enjoy art and wine! For many people, art and wine go together well, and they certainly do in Plano. Here, a local magazine – Plano! – came up with an idea a few years ago of organising an ‘art and wine walk’ on a regular basis through the city.
The Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walk is now a well-subscribed event that is in its 4th year. You can enjoy a guided walk every month from April to December. If you want to get on board for the August event, you can book tickets online at this link, and we recommend you do so quickly as these excellent events may sell out fast.
What can you expect when you take part in the Plano Art and Wine Walk? Put simply, good fun, good company, good wine and enjoyable art!
The walks are planned to take in the very best of Plano’s social scene, as well as the best of its wine, and you can expect a thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining and informative evening. Each month’s walk has a theme, and the upcoming walk – which takes place on the 8th of August – has the theme ‘Sideshow’; you’ll need to dig deeper to find out more!
The evening begins at 5pm at a well-known Plano venue event 1013, where you will be given a commemorative glass, plus your tasting card and wine guide. When they say ‘walk’ do bear in mind that while there is some walking from venue to venue involved, there are also around 20 stops each month to sample different wines!
While on the walk, participants fill in their tasting cards as they go, which is a great way of remembering the wines you appreciated, and you’ll also enjoy some venues with live music, fine local art, and if you wish, some shopping along the way. It’s a great evening out, and you’ll surely make new wine and art-loving friends!
Evening Raffle and After-Party
The walk finishes officially at 9.15pm when walkers gather in the McCall Plaza. Here, you hand in your card to enter a raffle, which features some great prizes! Once the raffle has been drawn, you are free to join the after-party at Hub Street, a popular sports bar and restaurant, where the fun continues with good wine and other drinks available at sensible prices, as well as Plano Art and Wine Walk merchandise.
The Art and Wine Walk is, as we have said, not only a great way of meeting new like-minded people – so excellent if you’re new to the area – but is also an educational walk around the city, taking in some of the best bars and entertainment in Plano. Remember to get in early for your tickets, it’s really not expensive at $15 dollars for an evening out if you book in advance!
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