"Art in a Bottle" Gala Fundraiser | May 20

April 19, 2022

Good times for a cause

The Next Picture Show welcomes a new event that combines patrons’ support for the arts and a fine glass of wine (or two, or three).

We’re dressing up and have somewhere to go.

On Friday, May 20, the “Art in a Bottle” Gala fundraiser takes place in our gallery located in Dixon, IL. It starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The event is an evening of tasting seven wines from Italy, France, and Spain. Tickets are limited and on sale now for $75 a person. Light refreshments, a silent auction, and music by Carol Brown are part of the night’s activities. Dress is cocktail attire.

Note: The tasting doesn’t include dinner. Since you’re all dressed up, make dinner reservations at one of Dixon’s local restaurants before coming to the gallery!

“This will be a great evening that celebrates TNPS and its future with some of our finest supporters. The funds raised will help fund all the new art classes and programming in the next few months.”

Philip Atilano | TNPS executive director

Get tickets | limited availability

Tickets to the fundraiser are $75 per person. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Phone 815-285-4924 to purchase or if you live nearby, drop by the gallery during business hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tickets cannot be put on hold or reserved. They must be purchased in advance.

Italian wines from Winebow

The evening’s wines are from Winebow Fine Wines & Spirits, headquartered in Virginia, and wholesale markets throughout the US, including Illinois. Winebow offers a dynamic portfolio of fine wine and spirits from around the world, representing both established properties and a new generation of winemakers and distillers. Since 1980, Winebow has upheld a long-standing commitment to personal relationships, knowledge, and outstanding service. 

Dalibor Brkovic

Dali Brkovic, of Winebow | Fine Wines & Spirits, provides six Italian wines for the tasting. Dali found his love for wine while working at, Il Pasticcio–a fine Italian restaurant, in Savannah, GA in 2000. His restaurant career also included several years at Spiaggia, and as the beverage director at the Purple Pig –both in Chicago, IL. He joined Winebow in 2013 as their Italian wine specialist.

Love the wine? Order your favorites.

Guests will be able to order any of the wines tasted during the event. A special price from Winebow allows orders of 3-bottle, 6-bottle, and 12-bottle (case) increments. See the evening’s wine selections and descriptions.

“It will be a wonderful night filled with art, wine, music, and friends. We have several special silent auction items that are sure to please.”

Gloria Nusbaum | TNPS board member and event chair

Bid on our silent auction baskets

TNPS will have unique baskets curated from the area’s finest businesses and more. Bidding for the items is open to the public a few days before the wine tasting and will close the day after. Feel free to come in to make your bid. Who knows? You might be a winner for both yourself and the arts in Dixon!

Keep the arts alive in Dixon

Proceeds from ticket sales, silent auction, and wine sales go towards future arts programming, classes, class instructors, and operations.

The wines

Zardetto Prosecco Rosé | Italian

Suavia Soave Classico | WHITE | Italian

Zenato Lugana ‘San Benedetto’ | WHITE | Italian

Chateau St Cosme ‘Cote du Rhône’ | RED (Syrah) | French

Tua Rita ‘Rosso dei Notri’ | RED (Varietal) | Italian

Bodegas Borsao ‘Cabriola’ | RED (Varietal) | Spanish

Zenato Ripassa | RED (Varietal) | Italian

Special thanks

Our Sponsors

Illinois Arts Council Agency
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United Way of Lee County Illinois
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