Written by Noel Morrison —
MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary welcomes you to an afternoon of fine art and wine tasting on Saturday, May 28. The historic Mariposa County Courthouse in the heart of Mariposa is a perfect setting in which to enjoy local artists’ works while tasting great foothill wines.
The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. in the evening. Entry to the event is free and for $10 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.
Among the many local wineries featured will be Silver Fox Vineyards, Casto Oaks Winery, Cardella Winery, and Rauch Ranch, and at the beer booth Sierra Cider will be offering a taste of their locally grown apple ciders.
There are 33 artist booths on display covering a broad range of artistic mediums – painting, sculpture, pottery, beading, jewelry, woodworking, photography weaving and texture art.
Jackie Braxton will also be offering unique art featuring masks and taxidermy that are one-of-a-kind originals inspired by Native American stories and American frontier scenery and landscapes.
Perennial favorite Penny Otwell will be working on a plein air piece at the event and will have her works available for sale. Her iconic style is well-known in the Yosemite area and can also be found at the Ansel Adams and Tree Top Galleries.
Get there early to join the raffle containing regional prizes and cash giveaways. The raffle will begin at 1 p.m. and continue throughout the afternoon. Tickets are $5 for six tickets, $10 for fifteen and $20 for fifty. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available throughout the event, a fundraiser for the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club planned with assistance from 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.