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Wine and art tour in downtown Abbotsford

Event takes place Thursday, Sept. 28

The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association’s (ADBA) semi-annual Wine and Art Walk will be held Thursday, Sept. 28.

The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. in historic downtown Abbotsford.

The event pairs downtown businesses with artists, appetizers and a wine/beer/spirits pairing from local wineries, breweries, and artisan food producers from the Fraser Valley.

Each participating business works with an artist to transform the venue into an art gallery for the evening.

Patrons get to tour historic downtown Abbotsford and its businesses while taking in live art, presentations, appetizers and wine, beer or spirit tastings at each location on the tour.

For the first time ever, there will be a reception/meet-and-greet after the walk at 8 p.m. at Townhall Public House, where patrons vote for their favourite artist.

The winning artist has a chance to take home a large majority of the $1,000 prize pool and will be announced live at the event.

Ticket holders who submit their votes at the reception will also be entered to win one of more than 20 gifts donated by downtown businesses participating at the event.

Each gift has a minimum value of $30 and you must be present to win. Tickets are available through downtownabbotsford.ca/winewalk2017 and online ticket retailer Eventbrite.com.

Ticket holders will need to check in at the ADBA’s office at 2615A Montrose Ave. by 5:30 p.m. at the latest to grab their wine glass, artist brochure, and voting before they start the tour. Two pieces of ID are required and you must be at least 19 years old to attend the event.