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Detail of Barbara Fruehe's winning artwork for 2019 Art, Wine & Wheels Fest

Mariposa Festival Highlights Art, Wine And Wheels

Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Art, Wine & Wheels Festival poster art by Oakhurst artist, Barbara Fruehe

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary will once again host an afternoon of fine art, wine tasting and sweet rides at the Art, Wine & Wheels Festival on Saturday, May 25, on the lawn at the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. In the heart of Mariposa, underneath the trees, it’s a perfect setting in which to enjoy local artists’ works while tasting great foothill wines. This is the 15th year for the annual event.

The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. in the evening with different 30 vendors and music by Blue Skies Jazz Trio. Entry to the event is free and for $15 attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass and 5 tickets to enjoy different tastings at any of the featured wine booths. Here’s the Facebook page for the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Art & Wine Festival.

Local wineries and Sierra Cider will offer tastings, while guests may choose to nosh from Charles Street, MCHS Band Boosters, or Bo Peep Hot Dogs.

The numerous artist booths on display cover a broad range of artistic mediums – including painting, sculpture, pottery, beading, jewelry, woodworking, photography weaving and texture art.

Get there early to join the raffle containing regional prizes and cash giveaways. Be sure to vote for the People Choice awards and help choose the winners from 20+ vintage automobiles. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available throughout the event, which is a fundraiser for the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club planned with the assistance of the Mariposa Arts Council.

About Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club
The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club members believe in Service Above Self. So far, the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary gave $500 to Kops for Kids, and 140 dictionaries to 3rd graders, sat 100+ people in wheelchairs in Mexico, rang the bell for Salvation Army, selected MCHS students to attend Rotary Leadership Camp, supported the livestock auction, contributed to the 8th grade Yosemite trip, collected magazines for JCF, and donated $600 to the library Committee For Literacy. They have provide much-needed supplies for Mariposa area victims of domestic violence through the Mountain Crisis Center.

About Yosemite/Mariposa County
Located in the heart of California and home of Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County is a world class destination for all seasons. Combining the rich history of California’s gold rush with its engaging events, international iconic landscape, and welcoming locals, it’s no wonder Yosemite/Mariposa County attracts millions of travelers from all over the world each year. For more information, visit the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau at YosemiteExperience.com or call (866) HALF DOME.

Listen to KRYZRadio.org community radio, “Serving Mariposa and Beyond.”

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