The Arts Council of Princeton’s signature spring art and wine fundraiser, Pinot to Picasso | Vintage 2016, will be held on Friday, April 29 from 6-10pm at the Technology Center of Princeton, 330 Carter Road, Princeton. Approximately 400 guests are expected to attend the festivities, which include a salon-style exhibition, gourmet tastings, wines from around the world, and dancing.
One of the highlights of the evening is the “Tombola,” a drawing of beautiful original works of art contributed by talented local artists. The number of Tombola tickets available is limited to the number of pieces of art. Tombola ticket holders, having already previewed the available choices, make a quick decision when their number is drawn. In the end, each Tombola ticket holder takes home an original work of art.
Guests will indulge in gourmet tastings prepared by Blawenburg Café, Capital Corn & Confections, Chez Alice Catering Company, Despaña Princeton, Dish Catering, Fenwick Hospitality Group, House of Cupcakes, Jammin’ Crepes, Mediterra Restaurant, Olsson’s Fine Foods, and Provence Catering. World wines will be selected by CoolVines, Mediterra Restaurant, Princeton Corkscrew Wine Shop, and Public Beer, Wine, & Spirits.
Tickets for Pinot to Picasso are $125 for a Taster (event) ticket and $300 for a Tombola entry. Sponsorship tickets are available for $500, $1,000, and $2,500. Purchase tickets online at artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777 x 109.
A committee of creative artists and designers will transform raw commercial space into a festive, multi-dimensional party environment, and in addition to the displayed Tombola art, guests will have the opportunity to create art on site. The theme of this year’s event is “ARTronix,” merging the arts with the modern aesthetics of technology. Providing dance music for the event is DJ Darius.
“Pinot to Picasso is a unique opportunity for guests to mingle with local artists in a cocktail party setting exposing their work to new audiences,” said, Jeff Nathanson, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Executive Director. “We are pleased this ‘art party’ remains so popular and attracts a diverse group of people from the Princeton area and beyond.”
Attendees may preview the donated artwork by visiting the online Tombola Gallery on artscouncilofprinceton.org and at the Art Council’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts from April 22-27 with a special Preview Opening Reception on Friday, April 22 at 5pm. For more information, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place.
Revenue raised from Pinot to Picasso contributes in part to the Arts Council’s Anne Reeves Fund, which supports Community Arts initiatives and the Arts Council’s Artist-in-Residence Program. Generous contributors to this event include corporate sponsors Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, SureTech, Bai Brands, and Wells Fargo Private Bank.
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.