Blog » Cauble Creek Vineyard Artist Invitational
Art galleries are made to stroll through, taking time to contemplate each piece. It’s even better if you have a friend to talk to, someone to bounce ideas off of, or to inspire you to interpret a work in a way you wouldn’t have on your own. The only thing that could make the experience even better would be a glass of wine. Why is it then that outside of the occasional gallery hop, art and wine don't get the chance to mingle more? ABC laws aside, it really would create the perfect pairing of art and leisure.
Thankfully, Salisbury’s Cauble Creek Vineyard is here to help. From November 4th to November 20th, the vineyard will host their first Artist Invitational. Twenty locally renowned artists will be showing 2 – 3 original pieces of work. There will even be an opportunity, on November 6, to meet the artists themselves. While this is Cauble Creek’s first Artist Invitational, they are no strangers to the art world, having hosted local artist’s showings in the past.
Cauble Creek is North Carolina’s 100th winery and opened to the public in 2010. Its 36-acre site is centrally located on adjacent parcels of family owned agriculturally farmed sites and boast underground springs that provide water to the 2.5 acre pond and creeks. The vineyard employs environmentally safe practices and encourage visitors to picnic and wander the site. They even allow fishing in their pond! They’ve combined this love of the land with the Artist Invitational to donate proceeds during the final week to support The Landtrust of Central North Carolina, a local nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving property throughout Central North Carolina.
With these deep roots to the land, it’s not surprising that they also provide locally grown foods in addition to their wines. The gift shop has a variety of muscadine jellies, syrups and even barbecue sauce. All of their wines utilize the muscadine grape — their whites being made from the Carlos and Doreen Bronze grapes and the reds from the Nobles. They also have candles, shirts, and other wine-themed products. Cauble Creek will be unveiling their newest wine, Carolyn Grace, at the conclusion of the Art Invitational.
The artists will be showcasing a variety of styles. There is a little bit of everything ranging from landscapes and portraits, to glass sculpture, traditional sculpture, folk art, and pottery. The artists are both contemporary and traditional and utilize all forms of media. Potter Brent Smith even dug clay from the pond on Cauble Creek’s property, and will be using it to make his pieces for the show.
The Artist Invitational will be open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm to 6 pm. The Artist Invitational Reception Honoring the Artists will take place on November 6th from 3 pm to 6 pm. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase the art on display, as well as vote on their favorite piece.
For a list of all the artists attending the show, as well as the websites highlighting their work, please visit the Cauble Creek Vineyard Art Invitational Page.
If you haven’t visited Cauble Creek before, this will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy their beautiful vineyard while sipping some of their wine and viewing some spectacular local art. If you’ve been there before, what a great time to go again! Cheers!
Alan Wright is the human in charge of Humans at The Clever Robot, a full service web development company in downtown Winston-Salem working with small, medium and large businesses. He’s an avid locavore and hopes you’ll become one, too.