"Art in a Bottle" Gala Fundraiser set for May 19

March 19, 2023

Good times for an even better cause

The Next Picture Show welcomes the 2nd Art in a Bottle Gala on Friday, May 19. This event 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.

The “Art in a Bottle” Gala fundraiser takes place in the gallery located in Dixon, IL. It starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. The dress is cocktail attire. The night’s activities include light refreshments, a silent auction, and live music. A cash bar of soft drinks and beer is available throughout the evening.

Music & wine make a perfect pairing

Al and Jeannie Brown provide musical entertainment. They have been making music together for over 30 years. This duo has a wide variety of musical styles, focusing on jazz but embracing them all.

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 celebrating 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.”

Amy Sikyta | TNPS executive director

Tickets go on sale on April 15 | 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 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. When we get the names of the wines being presented for tasting, we’ll publish them.

“It will be a wonderful night filled with art, wine, music, and friends and at the same time raising funds to be used for future arts programming, classes, class instructors, and operations of our beautiful building.”

Gloria Nusbaum | TNPS board member and event chair

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